Every year since 2011, pupils and their teachers have been following in the footsteps of researchers.
What are hypotheses, data and proof? How do you conduct an experiment? Or disseminate its results? These are the types of question that the children and their teachers will be invited to ask.
The project “Be a Scientist” is the fruit of a collaboration between educational institutions from both sides of French-Swiss border: University of Geneva, Département de l'instruction publique, de la formation et de la jeunesse (Geneva) and Education nationale (France). It introduces children aged from 9 to 12 years to the scientific research process as they study a mysterious box that they are not allowed to open. The programme also includes a visit to CERN or to Physiscope at the University of Geneva, as well as a final conference in June.
How to sign up
Teachers interested in taking part in this activity should apply at the start of the school year via the DIP’s primary school training catalogue if in Geneva, or by contacting the educational advisers Elisabeth Tournier if in the Haute-Savoie department and Didier Richard if in the department of the Ain.