For school pupils

Below are the educational activities available to local schools and colleges (some are also open to those in other regions). Click on the links for more details: a description, the recommended age, the duration, how to sign up, etc.

 

Come to CERN to run your experiment on our beamline!

Recommended age: 16 years and upwards

One of the rare occasions for local schools to visit the LHC detector 100 m. underground, thanks to a short winter break!

Recommended age: 10 years and upwards

A day spent discovering CERN and analysing real data collected by the LHC experiments, aimed at upper-secondary science classes. The day ends with a videoconference, in English, with other classes around the world.

Recommended age: 16 years and upwards

A unique opportunity for 16- to 19-year-old pupils to conduct experiments at CERN! Learn all about scientific experimentation and the fundamental principles of physics.

Recommended age: 16 years and upwards

A film festival featuring screenings, workshops, entertainment, meet-and-greets, short films and debates - all inspired by science!

Recommended age: 10 years and upwards

A scientific documentary at the cinema, followed by a workshop or a presentation on the same topic.

Recommended age: 14 years and upwards

Lectures given by CERN researchers, in English only and aimed at secondary school pupils. The researchers describe their career backgrounds, their research and their day-to-day work.

Recommended age: 16 years and upwards

Local primary school children visit CERN and interview a physicist in the frame of an educational project which introduces them to the scientific process.

Recommended age: 8 years and upwards

A short introduction to the Laboratory followed by a visit to two experiment sites or technology facilities accompanied by our official guides. School tours must be booked in advance!

Recommended age: 10 years and upwards

54 kilometres of freely accessible cycle paths, 10 stages each providing explanations about CERN's mission and its technologies, 10 interactive platforms, 1 mission to restart the LHC.

Recommended age: 8 years and upwards

A French-Swiss cross-border colloquium. Pupils present their secondary school projects to each other.

Recommended age: 15 years and upwards

At the end of September, CERN, along with laboratories in 300 other European towns and cities, meets the general public.

Recommended age: 10 years and upwards

Conduct scientific cosmic ray experiments just like an international research collaboration (including taking measurements, analysing them and presenting the results).

Recommended age: 12 years and upwards

Ethnopoly is a game run by the Association de Parents d'Elèves de Meyrin with the aim of promoting the benefits of cultural diversity to year 5 pupils (aged 10 to 11) in all the primary schools in the Meyrin-Cointrin area.

Recommended age: 9 years and upwards

This 3 weeks programme has been taking place every July since 1998. It is open to secondary-school teachers from all over the world who wish to deepen their knowledge of particle physics and the related technologies and subjects.

Recommended age: 23 years and upwards
Recommended age: 23 years and upwards

Attend a training course delivered in your own language with other teachers from your country to enable you to take modern physics back to your classroom.

Recommended age: 23 years and upwards

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