The Science Laboratory
The physical demo site in Patras has been set up for one part the Science Laboratory of the University of Patras, School of Education. The Science Laboratory is dedicated to carrying out research in Science Education, including the application of science and ICT in education. The laboratory has expertise in evaluating new products and testing them for educational use, be these software, hardware, and/or methods of implementation in class. On a yearly basis, more than 180 future primary school teachers are trained here. The Laboratory also carries out in-service training for teachers in its particular fields of expertise.
Within eStream, schools are invited to come to the university for a day in order to explore the demo site. 15 different science videos (science experiments), produced by the Science Laboratory, can be viewed at the demo site, together with the theoretical background to the experiments, via a website set up to this end:
This is a small web site with recorded science experiments to explain scientific concepts in an understandable manner. The experiments on video are related to theory explanations on the site: http://estream.upatras.gr/index.html.
Also in Greek available: http://users.sch.gr/spilios/air1.htm
e-Streaming Video Clips / recorded experiments such as "An artificial lung", "The atmospheric pressure", ...
Theory explanations such as
1 Pressure of Gases – Atmospheric Pressure
2 Hydrostatic Pressure
3 Fluid Pressure
4 The History of atmospheric pressure.
5 Barometers - Vacuum pumps
6 Homework - an old tale with camels and caravans