Pluto Is Lost!

Teaching Methods and Tools
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 8:05 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 6:35 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

It may be unusual to combine arts and drama, with science and its difficult terminologies hard to transmit to the recipient in traditional teaching methods. However, the present paper describes our experience of science theatre addressed to the children of 3rd Junior Highschool of Glyfada in Athens, Greece, with the main purpose of making them acquainted with the Solar System, a topic largely underestimated in compulsory school curricula in Greece. A not less important task was to open our traditional classrooms, develop cooperative skills, achieve a common goal and empower an intensive interest to what happens not only inside but also outside the classroom, where young people have to deal with societal problems but also create new ideas promoting research and innovation.

About Ekaterini Maria Rozi

Ekaterini Maria Rozi studied Geology at NKUA, specialized in Dynamic Tectonics and Applied Geology. She worked as a researcher for the NKUA Geology department, hydrogeological study of Thriptis, in 1994. She then worked as a substitute IT teacher in Private Schools.
In 2007 she was appointed to the Public Service through a written exam ASEP (first place in Greece). Since September 2008, she has been a science teacher at the 3rd Junior Highschool of Glyfada, where, since 2012, has been the head of the school science laboratory and, since 2022, trainer of educational geologists for the Educational Policy Institute.
She speaks English, French and German.
As for Art, she has been in charge of the School's Theatrical Group since 2016