For Schools

This section is for schools taking part in IRIS projects. It contains general information about working with IRIS and specific information in relation to projects.

Planning for the year ahead

We are asking all teachers who are going to be taking part in IRIS projects in 2018-19 to attend a “kick off” webinar. This will give you an update on the different projects on offer and the key milestones for each of them this year. There are currently two webinars scheduled and we encourage you to try and attend one:

1st October 4-5pm
5th November 4-5pm

If you are unable to attend either, we will be able to circulate a recording.

Either before or after attending one of these webinars, could one teacher from each school complete a survey. This has been sent out to schools directly. This will give us an idea of which projects you are planning to get involved with. This information is extremely important as it will help us to plan how best to support your school.

In addition to the “kick off” webinars there are a number of project specific webinars, the dates of which are below. These are suitable for teachers and students to attend.

Project webinars:

3rd October:Well World

The Well World project explores how different environments influence our physical and mental well-being and considers whether spending time in areas of high biodiversity promotes well-being. Join this webinar to find out how you can be involved.

8th October:Higgs Hunters

This seminar will introduce you to the Higgs Hunters project and discuss the work done to date by schools. In particular results from the June 2018 Oxford Higgs Hunters conference will be shared.

10th October:MELT

Discover more about the MELT project as we take you through the different aspects. The project links to topics including earth observation and carbon capture.

11thOctober:James Webb Space Telescope – Cosmic Mining

This session introduces you to our new astronomy Webb: Cosmic mining project. It will cover some of the science behind the project and introduce you to working with the data.

30th October:CERN@school

REPEAT:This webinar is for schools who have just received their CERN@school detector. It will cover how to set up and run the device, including some suggested starter experiments.

27th November:MELT

Q&A session with Dr Anna Hogg, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling. This is an opportunity to find out more about the earth observation aspect of MELT.

Your point of contact

Each school has been allocated a point of contact within IRIS. This information has been e-mailed to you along with the survey link. Once you have completed your survey your point of contact will be in touch to arrange a call to discuss what we can do to support you.

If you require further information regarding Ionic Liquids or Vertigo, please contact us and we will forward your query to our partners who lead on these projects.

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