» Global Microscience and IYC Experiments go to Haiti
18.10.2011 - Natural Sciences Sector

Global Microscience and IYC Experiments go to Haiti

© UNESCO/P. Chiang-JooGlobal Microscience and Water experiments during the World Teacher’s Day celebration at UNESCO, 2011

A training workshop on Microscience Experiments and the International Year of Chemistry Global Chemistry Experiment will take place from the 20 to 21 October 2011 in Port au Prince, Haiti. About 40 participants including secondary school teachers, curriculum planners, representatives of different ministries and other national stakeholders will attend the workshop.

The Global Microscience Experiment Project is a hands-on science education project that gives primary and secondary school students (in some countries university students as well) the opportunity to conduct practical work in physics, chemistry and biology, using kits that come with booklets describing possible scientific experiments.

The Global Chemistry Experiment (Water: A Chemical Solution), a cornerstone event of the International Year of Chemistry 2011, is now one of the largest chemistry educational experiments done. There are over 16 500 students registered from around 45 countries in the world. This will be the first results of the Experiment in Haiti where it will be conducted in 2 schools.

The main objectives of the Project are to promote practical science experimentation and capacity building for science education, to improve science curricula by inclusion of hands-on experimentation for a better understanding of science and to increase the interest of young people in science so as to promote gender equality, scientific literacy and the choice of a scientific career.

This training/consultation workshop is supported by UNESCO Headquarters and UNESCO Haiti’s office.

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