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2016-02-09 Polland: labReinvented



Description of the project offered: 
The core idea of this project is to create self-assembled experiment kits which can be connected to remote laboratory creating in the end network of experiments. The topics will cover a broad scope of science disciplines. Students will connect the measurement instrumentation under supervision of a teacher (all required components come to the school pre-packaged as an experiment kit), connect the equipment to the labReinvented network with an easy-to-use protocol and share the experiment with others. Then students from all-around-the-world could run those experiments and make measurements online using just a web browser. Since students can share their ideas and use each other’s work to run the experiments, this project will foster cooperation between student is a given school and from different schools and countries since.

Experiment kits are prepared beforehand, by our selected partners of the project consortium, they include everything needed to prepare the experiment that is: measurement devices, required electronic components, and a single-board computer (depending on the shool experiments might contain also required software). Creating a working experiment, even using such a kit still poses an interesting challenge for high-school students.
Preparation and implementation of an experiment would proceed as follows:
1) First step: preparation of an experiment kit
a) The first and the most important step is to choose a phenomenon or an experiment with a high educational/pedagogical potential. This phenomenon needs to be relatively easy to implement in a classroom. In the next section we describe an example of a such simple yet instructive experiment, where students explore imaging properties of thin lens.
b) Partners are invited to implement other attractive science experiment from their field of expertise (for instance involving laser light or detection of sound or robotics).
c) With a chosen topic, partner designs an experimental kit, which should be easy to assemble by students in schools. Thus, it should use mostly popular and inexpensive parts (off-the-shelf multimeters, power supplies, popular computing standards etc.). An internet camera for recording/streaming the measurements should be part of the kit.
d) If necessary, partner may need to design and build a prototype of a custom circuit board or write a simple piece of software. Those custom part will be later on build by partners specializing manufacturing of electronic/mechanical parts.
e) The experiment is assembled in partner laboratory and thoroughly tested for stability and other possible issues (whether students will be able to actually connect the experiment parts together etc). Then we write a manual with given field background, step-by-step assembly and measurement instructions.
f) The complete kit (hardware, software and manual) will be shipped to schools in a form of prepackaged modules that will require minimal assembly (connecting or soldering a couple of elements).
2) The next phase are trails in selected schools.
a) In a school, students can either assemble the experiment with the complete kit, or create their own measurement setup using the shipped parts (depending on their invention and engineering skills, for example if they are able to solder elements).
b) With the equipment ready, students connect it to a single-board computer with preloaded software that enables remote control of the experiment over the internet. The software is provided with the experiment kit. 
c) Finally, student share their experiment with other users of labReinvented network.
d) Trials in schools will provide feedback if the experiment kits are adequate for secondary school students or need to be modified, and the teaching/learning effectiveness of this approach.
Project proposer:   Mikołaj Kubicki ()
Partner role:  Project coordinator 
Partner organisation:  Education
Call for proposal title:  Information and Communication Technologies Call 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-ICT-2016-2017

Description of the collaboration sought: 
* Partners from various fields of science which want to design and create experiment kits specific for their field of science. This experiment kit would be than used by students to assemble and connect to labReinvented network
* Partners closely cooperating with secondary schools to organize the trials with student groups for the developed experimental kits and then evaluate the results of those tests.
* Organizations (preferable SME) manufacturing experiment kits for self-assembly or made-to-order measurement equipment
* Partners with experience in evaluations of teaching methodologies and assessment of a teaching/learning effectiveness of various approaches.
* Partners supporting the result exploitation and dissemination processes, for example organizations which can advertise and distribute the developed science experiment kits in secondary schools and other educational institutions. 
Expertise sought: Scientific research, Innovation. Technology transfer, Evaluation, Education. Training, Life sciences, Biotechnology, Medicine. Health, Mathematics. Statistics, Earth sciences, Meteorology, Other technology, Robotics, Automation, Space and satellite research, Industrial biotech, Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, Network technologies, ICT Applications, Materials technology, Construction technology, Aerospace technology, Transport, Telecommunications, Information processing. Information systems, Electronics. Microelectronics, Industrial manufacture, 
Roles sought: Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: 
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, 

Call for proposal specific information
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