Science Across the World
Why Science across the World?
Science across the World brings an international dimension to science education in schools and colleges.
Students gain a global perspectives on scientific issues related to their personal lives, their impacts on the environment and the varying cultural impacts of science on people in different countries.
What is the process?
There a five steps:
- Choose a topic
- Make contact with other teachers to be partners
- Decide on the method to use for exchanging ideas and information
- Work on the topic with your group of students
- Share the findings with others and encourage students to discuss what they learn from them.
What are the topics?
The topics have been chosen by the international working groups of teachers. All the topics link to the science curriculum. They deal with aspects of science which give rise to interesting differences across the world.
Most of the Science across the World topics were intended for use in secondary schools. A few are suitable for children in primary schools. All the topics include Teachers’ Notes, Student Pages and a suggested way of exchanging ideas and information. Most topics are available in several languages.
Who can take part?
The project is open to all schools. There are no rules about who can take part. All the resources are available free. The key to success is building up your network of contacts between schools across the world. The project is mainly intended for groups of students in schools but it is open to other groups of young people interested in working together on science topics outside schools.