Materials for the professional training course on quantum technologies for high school physics teachers offered in 2020/21 and 2021/22 by the Department of Physics at the University of Pavia
Professor Jan Philip Solovej explaines how quantum mechanics can be used in a game using GHZ states. This video is completed with teaching material introducing the mathematics.
Quantum Jumps is a professional development program for high school physics and maths in-service teachers. Using an informational approach related to the exploration of quantum technologies, we aim to help teachers support their students in the transition from classical to quantum world.
Department of Science and High Technology, University of Insubria
In our 360° picture of the PhotonLab you will find several interactive books, explaining our (analogy) quantum experiments to school students. We guide you with nice animations, videos and quizzes. Learn more about our quantum random number generator, quantum eraser, quantum cryptography, bomb tester and interferometer.
Fun in Theory is an innovative outreach approach, which combines introducing participants to theoretical physics world with games, and is aimed to spark the interest in fundamental theories of physics like quantum mechanics and cosmology.Fun in Theory approach is used in the Fun in Theory event, which is intended to develop good attitude towards theoretical physics, usually thought as difficult, abstract and hard to understand.The participants notice that studying quantum mechanics, cosmology, quantum field theory and quantum optics can be understandable, fun and interactive.
We present a game where students take the role of quantum particles and scientists. They experience the rules of quantum mechanics first hand, and discover entanglement and decoherence in a playful way.
Learning quantum concepts with quantum cryptography
A teaching unit was developed with the goal to contribute to general education in quantum physics with the fascinating example of quantum cryptography. This teaching unit does not require prerequisites and is suitable for high school students. It uses simulations, worksheets and own activities of students. Also school teachers can use it as an introduction into this field.
LearnQM is a website that hosts digital games and interactive visualizations for learning quantum and semiconductor physics. It currently hosts three digital artifacts: Particle in a Box, Psi and Delta, and Semiconductor Visualizations. The website was developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Acting as a quantum: what can I do that a single photon can't?
1-hour hands-on, role-play activity for the general public. Let's act as if we were photons! We are going to cross an interferometer where the paths split and then cross again. In this role play, we will see if there are really differences between how we and photons can do it. Probably you wanna ask who are these photons? Play and discover!
National Institute of Optics (CNR-INO)
PhD thesis into teaching QM at the secondary, consisting of a review study, an investigation of experts opinions on teaching QM at the secondary level, research into students' difficulties while learning about the infinite 1D potential well and tunneling, and an investigation of the influence of increased understanding of potential energy in classical contexts on the understanding of the 1D potential well and tunneling.
Teaching Science in Today’s Society: The Case of Particle Physics for Primary Schools
The rapid changes in science and technology witnessed in recent decades have significantly contributed to the arousal of the awareness by decision-makers and the public as a whole of the need to strengthen the connection between outreach activities of universities and research institutes and the activities of educational institutions, with a central role played by schools. While the relevance of the problem is nowadays unquestioned, no unique and fully satisfactory solution has been identified. In the present paper we would like to contribute to the discussion on the subject by reporting on an ongoing project aimed to teach Particle Physics in primary schools. We will start from the past and currently planned activities in this project in order to establish a broader framework to describe the conditions for the fruitful interplay between researchers and teachers. We will also emphasize some aspects related to the dissemination of outreach materials by research institutions, in order to promote the access and distribution of scientific information in a way suited to the different age of the target students.
University of Birmingham
We organize meetings of the Warsaw Quantum Computing Group (WQCG). It is a series of meetups for quantum computing enthusiasts in Warsaw, its goal is to facilitate education and collaboration of people interested in quantum computing. Recordings of the lectures are available on our YouTube channel.
This set of videos cover one of the typical experiments in high school regarding quantum physics, the photoeffect. With this approach we offer the user a different way, closer to research, to understand the experiments around the concept of the photoeffect.