The world is full of wonder, and it also has problems to solve to succeed the beautiful life and world to the next generation. It is a keen issue to produce future scientists/citizens who possess appropriate scientific knowledge, skills and scientific thinking and who can intelligently participate in discussion in the local and global society. It is also needed that science professionals learn the main ideas of science communication and develop their own strategies to lead them as a part of the citizen. The Science and School project aims at solving the problems above through communication between high school students and the researchers. It includes activities mediated by the website [http://scienzaescuola.fisica.unina. it] and activities directly on the field. Its key strategy is growing the students who potentially acquire scientific skills and perform themselves as scientifically literate citizens in any settings of the society. The project is officially supported by University of Naples and National Nuclear Physics Institute (INFN), Science and School provides the students with the flavour of scientific research and the world view by opening channels of direct and systematic interaction among students, teachers and researchers. It is designed as a quasi-mirror website of Italian and Japanese languages with English as a bridge so that they can retrieve the same information and then discuss on the same topics of science, resulting in nurturing their cosmopolitan outlook. To achieve the effective communication between Italy and Japan, Science and School puts an emphasis on communication, live experience and world view. It includes: interactive space where the students can ask questions on their science research to university professors; essays to provide broad and integrated overview of science and different disciplines which opens up student’s world view; and other useful information for teachers such as forefront research facilities that are open to school group visit. All pages designed to expose the students to the nature of science, research and communication, resulting also in science professional’s learning opportunity how to effectively communicate with lay publics. Diffusion of Science and School has started with schools mainly in the Napoli region and is rapidly growing with the support of school and scientific institutions, as well as of public authorities. The actual state of the student’s use and improvement in their performance will be reported.

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Toward better communication of science

Midori Takahashi   Shizuoka Kita High School, Japan

Paolo Strolin   University of Naples and National Nuclear Physics Institute, Italy

Ernesta Masi   Liceo Statale “A. Gatto”

The world is full of wonder, and it also has problems to solve to succeed the beautiful life and world to the next generation. It is a keen issue to produce future scientists/citizens who possess appropriate scientific knowledge, skills and scientific thinking and who can intelligently participate in discussion in the local and global society. It is also needed that science professionals learn the main ideas of science communication and develop their own strategies to lead them as a part of the citizen. The Science and School project aims at solving the problems above through communication between high school students and the researchers. It includes activities mediated by the website [http://scienzaescuola.fisica.unina. it] and activities directly on the field. Its key strategy is growing the students who potentially acquire scientific skills and perform themselves as scientifically literate citizens in any settings of the society. The project is officially supported by University of Naples and National Nuclear Physics Institute (INFN), Science and School provides the students with the flavour of scientific research and the world view by opening channels of direct and systematic interaction among students, teachers and researchers. It is designed as a quasi-mirror website of Italian and Japanese languages with English as a bridge so that they can retrieve the same information and then discuss on the same topics of science, resulting in nurturing their cosmopolitan outlook. To achieve the effective communication between Italy and Japan, Science and School puts an emphasis on communication, live experience and world view. It includes: interactive space where the students can ask questions on their science research to university professors; essays to provide broad and integrated overview of science and different disciplines which opens up student’s world view; and other useful information for teachers such as forefront research facilities that are open to school group visit. All pages designed to expose the students to the nature of science, research and communication, resulting also in science professional’s learning opportunity how to effectively communicate with lay publics. Diffusion of Science and School has started with schools mainly in the Napoli region and is rapidly growing with the support of school and scientific institutions, as well as of public authorities. The actual state of the student’s use and improvement in their performance will be reported.

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