Do-it-yourSciences consists on an online collaborative platform addressing how to build educational Do-It-Yourself science projects and activities. The projects will be uploaded to the Do-it-yourSciences website. These will be available for free downloading.
The main fields addressed are the following:
- Sustainable development
- Electronic circuits and robotics
- Mathematics and geometry
Coordinator: Juvene Foundation www.webenergie.ch/quisommesnous.php
Target groups: parents, primary school students, secondary school students, teachers, trainee teachers, youth clubs
Topic: Biology, Energy, Environmental sciences, Maths, Technology
Start year: 2009
Contact person: Martin Reeve, info (at) webenergie.ch
The objective of the DYI science projects should be the creation of a working object that can be used many times. It should not only consist of a scientific experiment.
The projects must be easy to build by non-specialists and by using affordable and available materials. They must be harmless to build and use.
The DIY science projects must have a solely educational purpose. No political or commercial projects are accepted.
The projects included in Do-it-yourSciences are essentially directed towards teachers in search of practical ideas and projects that will allow pupils to gain:
- A better understanding on scientific matters
- A better understanding on the world surrounding them through science education
- A more sensitive awareness of environmental issues