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Living with the Sun in Germany

The La main à la pâte project, running successfully in France for 11 years, is currently being transferred to Germany. A german mirror site of the French interactive website www.inrp.fr/lamap/ will be set up at the Physics Department of the Freie Universität Berlin to make the sites’ resources available to a German-speaking audience. A convention has been signed by the French Académie des sciences (Ads), the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW) and the Freie Universität Berlin. The Ads and the BBAW are among the major supporters of the project, as well as the Scientific Division of the French Embassy in Berlin, who initiated many La main à la pâte activities in the past years.

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A success in 2008, Living With The Sun heads to 2009

After doubling its number of members in 2007, nearly 6000 new teachers joined the Living with the Sun program in 2008.

More than 900 teachers have already completed a survey to determine the exact number of pupils who effectively took part in the program, the number of sessions and the opinion of every teachers involved.

For 2009, 1500 subscriptions are already recorded. The number adds up to the 15000 education professionnals who take part in the program. The main novelty expected : the start of a cycle 1 & 2 modules, for children from 1th to 3rd grade.

A new UV-sheet for school experiences

Feuille de papier UV, composé de 10 x 10 pastilles prédécoupées.Last year, we conducted a survey of the Living with the sun program. The results were extremely encouraging : 100% of the teachers found the program well-conceived, the progression easy to set up (95%) and interesting (100%). According to the poll, 98% of the pupils responded to the program.

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