S'Cool LAB

A unique opportunity for high school students to take part in hands-on & minds-on particle physics experiment sessions on-site at CERN.

students in S'Cool LAB
Students working in CERN S'Cool LAB (Image: CERN)
Description

S’Cool LAB is a Physics Education Research facility at CERN. It offers high school students and their teachers the chance to take part in hands-on & minds-on particle physics experiment sessions on-site at CERN.

Participating in S'Cool LAB activities enables teachers to give their students a glimpse of life and work in a world-leading international research institute. By getting hands-on with physics in S'Cool LAB, students can make discoveries independently, learn to work scientifically and apply their knowledge in a new setting. Students also have the chance to engage directly with members of CERN's scientific community. 

S'Cool LAB currently offers two types of workshops for groups of high-school students:

  • S'Cool LAB Cloud ChambersHigh school students build their own particle detectors using simple equipment in this 90-minute hands-on workshop.
  • S'Cool LAB PLUS+: High school groups contribute to CERN's education research by taking part in hands-on particle physics experiment sessions.
Duration
90 to 180 minutes
Minimum age
15
Language(s)
Français,
English,
Deutsch,
Other language (subject to availability)
Time of the year
All year round
Location

S'Cool LAB - CERN, Meyrin
Meeting Point: CERN Reception
How to get to CERN

Registration procedure

Teachers must first apply for a guided tour of CERN for school groups. Only applications from teachers with a booking for a guided tour of CERN confirmed by the CERN visits service will be considered. 

Once you have a confirmed guided tour at CERN, login with your account and submit your application for S'Cool LAB here.