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For Teachers

The LIVEfromCERN webcasts and video clips are targeted to an audience of high school students, with the aim of stimulating an interest in young minds and creating a fascination for science.

Background material on the different topics is available on our websites. You can use it to introduce the subject in advance to the class and prepare their participation in the event.

The advantage of watching the live show is that students can join in the discussion, sending questions via e-mail. The archive can be watched at your convenience, according to the school scientific program.

In both cases, we suggest an ideal setup for optimal classroom interaction.

On the day of the event, you will need 2 computers: one linked to a projector that retransmits the computer screen on a 1m large screen, one devoted to e-mail communications. One person should be in charge of the retransmission onto the bigger screen and another person, who you can choose among the pupils, in charge of e-mail management.

Note: If you don't have a projector available, you can use the computer as a TV monitor (but the quality of the image will not be as good!): set the view on your Real Player window to "full screen" and place the class at a distance of at least 2 m from the screen.

Make sure you don't watch from several computers in the class at the same time: this will overload the Internet line of your school and you'll probably experience worse video quality and interruptions due to network congestion.

Our team is available to help you prepare the event in the best possible way. Do not hesitate to contact us at