• PhysicsKIT4STEM

    Promoting gender-balanced STEM education through DIY kits for teaching physics in the classroom

PhysicsKIT4STEM [School]

Client ERASMUS+

Promoting gender-balanced STEM education through DIY kits for teaching physics in the classroom

PhysicsKIT4STEM promotes a gender-balanced STEM education through DIY Kits for teaching physics in the classroom. Students will learn Physics through a curriculum which links coding and other STEM subjects, such as engineering, computing, technology, math and overall science. Students will also experiment with sensors and electronics through a do-it-yourself Kit, powered by a Raspberry Pi computer, enabling them to build electronic circuits using a wide range of sensors, electronic components, and other peripherals. Finally, key skills for employability will be cultivated, such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity, and initiative.

Expected deliverables:

  1. PhysicsKIT, a wooden DIY console including a Raspberry Pi, sensors, electronic components, peripherals and all-inclusive assembly and configuration manual.
  2. PhysicsKIT Curriculum, consisting of five modules related to physics along with detailed lesson plans of how to use the sensors and electronics to experiment and simulate physical phenomena.
  3. PhysicsKIT Educator’s Handbook, consisting of instructions of how educators can use project deliverables, resources, and STEM concepts to create an interactive and engaging teaching experience.
  4. PhysicsKIT Learning Platform, a learning motivational environment (LME) which can be used by teachers to deliver the PhysicsKIT training to their students, including a Skills Recognition Framework based on the Open Badges.
  5. PhysicsKIT Club, a virtual space in which educators, students, enthusiasts, mentors, etc. can discuss and exchange ideas, ask questions and propose new curriculum content, ensuring the continuation of the project after the funding period.

For more information visit the project’s website.

You can also follow the project at social media: Facebook

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