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Pages: 678-683
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain

FOCUSING ON PEOPLE’S CURIOSITY: SCIENCE POPULARIZATION THROUGH EXPERIMENTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON OPTICS FOR A VARIETY OF AUDIENCES

A set of experiments and demonstrations in Optics has been prepared, including experiments about polarization of light and photoelasticity of ordinary objects, optical information transmission with a laser pointer, diffraction by tiny structures and its application to build a home-made spectrometer, the fluorescence of tonic water and that of minerals, or the Tyndall effect with a small volume of milk, among others. Many of these demonstrations have been already broadly used elsewhere in separated contexts, such as children science activities or pre-service-teacher experiences.

Our joint teaching and research background has motivated the interest in taking advantage of the experimental package for a variety of audiences. In this communication we describe how it has been applied in outreach activities with the most general audience, in undergraduate and postgraduate Physics courses, in initial teacher training courses and active teacher workshops, and with secondary school students. The common philosophy in every activity intended to make the audience enjoy with the experiments and help them to learn some Physics and ask themselves questions about the experiments and the physical phenomena involved.

Our willingness in awaking people’s scientific curiosity and increasing their interest in Science matches the engagement of the university with the popularization of Science and the spread of knowledge.
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author = {Mart{\'{i}}nez-Le{\'{o}}n, L. and Fern{\'{a}}ndez-Alonso, M. and Lancis, J. and Tajahuerce, E. and M{\'{i}}nguez-Vega, G. and Al{\'{o}}s-Valls, H. and Dur{\'{a}}n-Bosch, V. and Climent, V. and Sanchis-Ferriol, N. and P{\'{e}}rez-Vizca{\'{i}}no, J. and Clemente-Pesudo, P. and Mendoza-Yero, O.},
title = {FOCUSING ON PEOPLE’S CURIOSITY: SCIENCE POPULARIZATION THROUGH EXPERIMENTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON OPTICS FOR A VARIETY OF AUDIENCES},
series = {7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-2661-8},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {4-5 March, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {678-683}}
TY - CONF
AU - L. Martínez-León AU - M. Fernández-Alonso AU - J. Lancis AU - E. Tajahuerce AU - G. Mínguez-Vega AU - H. Alós-Valls AU - V. Durán-Bosch AU - V. Climent AU - N. Sanchis-Ferriol AU - J. Pérez-Vizcaíno AU - P. Clemente-Pesudo AU - O. Mendoza-Yero
TI - FOCUSING ON PEOPLE’S CURIOSITY: SCIENCE POPULARIZATION THROUGH EXPERIMENTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON OPTICS FOR A VARIETY OF AUDIENCES
SN - 978-84-616-2661-8/2340-1079
PY - 2013
Y1 - 4-5 March, 2013
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2013 Proceedings
SP - 678
EP - 683
ER -
L. Martínez-León, M. Fernández-Alonso, J. Lancis, E. Tajahuerce, G. Mínguez-Vega, H. Alós-Valls, V. Durán-Bosch, V. Climent, N. Sanchis-Ferriol, J. Pérez-Vizcaíno, P. Clemente-Pesudo, O. Mendoza-Yero (2013) FOCUSING ON PEOPLE’S CURIOSITY: SCIENCE POPULARIZATION THROUGH EXPERIMENTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON OPTICS FOR A VARIETY OF AUDIENCES, INTED2013 Proceedings, pp. 678-683.
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