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The lightwave roadshow

Foreman, Hannah D., Parmigiani, Francesca R., Roelens, Michaël A. and Simpson, Robert E. (2005) The lightwave roadshow At ETOP 2005: Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics. 24 - 27 Oct 2005. , pp. 140-148.

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Many primary school children perceive science as boring and inaccessible. These misconceptions mould the paths these children will choose for their future education and careers, mirrored in reducing numbers of applicants for physics courses in higher education. We describe our experiences running a photonics outreach project, The Lightwave Roadshow, an interactive collection of photonics demonstrations and experiments aimed at children aged 5 to 11. We discuss how this programme can be instrumental in improving the profile of scientific education and careers for children of a young age.

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Published date: 24 October 2005
Additional Information: Ref ETOP035
Venue - Dates: ETOP 2005: Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 2005-10-24 - 2005-10-27


Local EPrints ID: 17471
PURE UUID: c6a7c253-1d19-4213-84ff-d0ee0033e118
ORCID for Francesca R. Parmigiani: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 30 Sep 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:38

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Author: Hannah D. Foreman
Author: Michaël A. Roelens
Author: Robert E. Simpson

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