In the classroom

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LA3NET Fellow Yelong Wei recently visited St. Philip Westbrook Primary school to share his passion for science with children.

In his talk 'Science and our Life' Yelong presented to little students how science affects our everyday life, even the routine activities. Afterwards he carried out demonstrations using a plasma ball and a magnetic accelerator. The demonstrations created a lot of interest and excitement among the pupils and triggered many questions. The positive feedback shows that the children and teachers enjoyed the event and found it very useful.

One of the aims of Marie Curie ITN projects is to attract young people to science. LA3NET fellows have so far carried out a number of school visits and met with children of different age and from different countries to introduce them to science and the life of a scientist.