Join the Global Eratosthenes Experiment!

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Join the Eratosthenes Experiment to get a glimpse of FUNdamental science!

Following last years’ great success with more than 800 schools from around the world involved in the activity, we are happy to announce the Eratosthenes Experiment September 2016, which will take place on the 21st of March, 2016!

Do not miss the opportunity to participate in this fascinating international event! Register your school here!

To celebrate this event, we offer two scholarships for the ISE Summer School Academy 2016 in Greece, with all expenses covered.

Stay tuned by joining the Eratosthenes Community, where you can also find lesson plans of the experiment based on the Inquiry Based Model. There, you’ll find your country’s community (Network of related communities - on the right) and the lesson plans for primary school and high school in your languages! If you do not have access to computers or tablets your students’ knowledge on the subject will be assessed by the means of an online questionnaire which can be found here. The questionnaire, available in many languages, should be answered before the lesson begins (pre-questionnaire) and after the lesson’s end (post questionnaire) so as to monitor the knowledge obtained by the students.

Students get to reproduce the measurement of the circumference of the Earth, one of the most important scientific measurements ever performed, using the simplest apparatus!

Win a scholarship for the ISE Summer Academy 2016, which will take place in Athens by participating in the Eratosthenes Photo Contest and/or in the Eratosthenes Online Lesson Contest!

ISE educational scenario competition

Win a trip to take part in the ISE final conference in Athens on 22-24 April by taking part in the ISE scenario competition, deadline for submissions 4 March 2016. To enter follow these three easy steps; Step 1. Register in the ISE competition community (link to http://portal.opendiscoveryspace.eu/community/inspiring-science-education-competition-689028) 2. Create your lesson plan or scenario, here is how to do it (link to http://portal.opendiscoveryspace.eu/sites/default/files/u16/guidelines_for_using_ise_authoring_and_delivery_tool.pdf) and connect it to the ISE Competition Community, 3. Complete the entry form and send it to us by 4 March 2016. The entry form is available here (link to http://www.inspiringscience.eu/competition/how-to-enter) The ISE conference Call for Papers is open till Friday 19th of February. Proposals are invited for Papers and Poster presentations on the selected themes. Abstracts should be sent in electronic form (by e-mail) to ise2016@lists.ea.gr.

On behalf of ISE team