Passion for your subject
We all have that one teacher who we can thank for where we are today. That teacher who had a big influence on your choice of studies. As a teacher you work hard to captivate your pupils and to share the love for your subject. And we love to help you achieve that!
With various STEM-projects for all ages, workshops off and on diverse campuses of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Erasmushogeschool Brussel, and by providing further training we hope to encourage the next generation to pursue a career in science.
Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I rememeber.
Involve me and I learn.
In class activities
From kindergarten to the last years of secondary school, our websites offer educational material for every education level. Together with your students we take on themes like aviation, space travel, volcanos, mobile phone towers and climate change.
Activities outside the classroom
Go on a visit at the university or college with your class. Your students get to feel the atmosphere in an auditorium, laboratory or university library and are introduced to top notch science.
Long term projects
Work for several weeks or months on an interdisciplinary project with your class. Your students will get to work independently with you as coach. They will not only be experts in the field, but during the project they will also develop their creativity, entrepreneurship and research skills.
STEM is the abbreviation of ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics’ which brings together many technical and exact sciences. The labour market has been struggling with a shortage of technical and scientific candidates for years. The Flemish Government tries to tackle this problem and created the STEM-action plan in 2012. Its purpose is to engage youngsters to pursue a career in the exact sciences and technology. Part of that plan are various intra- and extra muros projects that we, the Expertise Centre for Science Communication Brussels, organise for children and adolescents. The STEM-projects carry the STEM certificate on their websites.
Make IT Work
‘Make IT Work’ strives to make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) interesting for students of the fifth and sixth year of secondary school. They achieve this by encouraging workplace learning and bringing this closer to secondary school.
During the scientific Photonics Show called ‘the technology of light’ a team of young researchers shows us how light can be used in high-technological applications.
RoboCup Junior is an exciting challenge for youngsters from 8 to 18 years, in which they work together in a team to create and program their own robot. When that has been completed, they will have to use their robot to participate in one of three thrilling disciplines!
Airspace provides educative material about aviation and space flight for pre-schoolers and for basic education pupils.