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Science with coffee and Hobnobs

Science with coffee and Hobnobs
Science with coffee and Hobnobs
Many parents or guardians of primary school pupils have little knowledge of science, and many lack confidence in their ability to help their children, though most welcome the chance to do so. We describe our experiences running a series of meetings in the form of coffee sessions at local primary schools, where parents can increase their knowledge and confidence in the science their children study, and engage in simple experiments with their children to apply the knowledge they gain. We discuss how this programme can be instrumental in improving the profile of scientific education and scientific careers for children of a young age.
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Foreman, Hannah D.
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Macdonald, Averil M.
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Eason, Robert W.
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Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics 2005 (ETOP 2005)
Foreman, Hannah D.
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Macdonald, Averil M.
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Eason, Robert W.
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Foreman, Hannah D., Macdonald, Averil M. and Eason, Robert W. (2005) Science with coffee and Hobnobs. ETOP 2005: The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference. 24 - 27 Oct 2005. pp. 169-176 .

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Abstract

Many parents or guardians of primary school pupils have little knowledge of science, and many lack confidence in their ability to help their children, though most welcome the chance to do so. We describe our experiences running a series of meetings in the form of coffee sessions at local primary schools, where parents can increase their knowledge and confidence in the science their children study, and engage in simple experiments with their children to apply the knowledge they gain. We discuss how this programme can be instrumental in improving the profile of scientific education and scientific careers for children of a young age.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Ref ETOP043
Venue - Dates: ETOP 2005: The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 2005-10-24 - 2005-10-27

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Local EPrints ID: 38258
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38258
PURE UUID: d7de9467-edc9-4bb7-8500-750248fb848d
ORCID for Robert W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204

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Date deposited: 07 Jun 2006
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:25

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