Physics by Hands-On Minds-on Experiments [PhysHOME] was held at the Department of Physics Education, Charles University, on 20-23 June this year. During the workshop, educators and teachers shared ideas and projects; compared viewpoints; and made steps towards possible future collaborations.
The event was attended by 17 participants from across Europe. The workshop – which was organised in an informal manner – consisted of 12 individual sessions, each lasting for 90 minutes, with 30 minutes for discussion following.
The sessions covered the following topics: learning about relative motion with scanner; infrared radiation; simple charge detector with bipolar transistors; simple experiments with cd’s; in-service trainings: low cost experiments development by the trainees and their students; colour phenomena: the role of absorption; experiments with liquid nitrogen; surprising experiments with simple materials; diffraction and some common learning difficulties; exploring the rolling shutter effect using computer scanner; measure, calculate and measure again; Archimedes law lab-work.
A post-workshop session was held to discuss the merits of the event, and to put forward suggestions for improvement. The very positive feedback received both in this concluding session, and a separate questionnaire, recommends the continuation of PhysHOME in the future.
For more information, please visit the PhysHOME website.