Ethics Requirements (before the project starts)

1. Schools who decide to participate must provide a signed copy of the “External Data Processor Appointment”. This document describes the role of schools as data processor and
of Italian National Research Council as data controller for the processing of personal data collected during the project (in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679).
Please, contact fantasia@ucd.ie to receive the template to be completed.

2. For each participating classroom:

Students have to read the information sheet and sign the assent form
Information Sheet for Children
Student Assent Form to participate

Parents have to read the information sheet and sign the consent form; they have to
read the privacy notice and sign the consent as well.
Information Sheet for Teachers and Parents
Teacher Consent Form to participate
Information on Processing Personal Data

Teachers have to read the information sheet and sign the consent form; they have to
read the privacy notice and sign the consent as well.
Information Sheet for Teachers and Parents
Teacher Consent Form to participate
Information on Processing Personal Data

Requirements for impact assessment

  1. Students, parents, and teachers of each participating classrooms are required to complete a set of questionnaires for the impact assessment of the educational kit.

2. Teachers will be asked to assign a unique token to each participant (students, parents, themselves as teachers). Indeed, a token is needed to access the online questionnaires.

Before the educational intervention starts:

Students have to complete the following questionnaires/tests:
1) Knowledge of scientific concepts (web-based) link.

2) Scientific Inquiry Cycle Test (paper and pencil) please, contact fantasia@ucd.ie for details about this test

3) Science at school (web-based) link.

Parents have to complete a socio-demographic questionnaire link.

At the end of the intervention:
Students have to complete the following questionnaires/tests:
1) Knowledge of scientific concepts (web-based)
link.
2) Scientific Inquiry Cycle Test (paper and pencil) please, contact fantasia@ucd.ie for details about this test
3) Science at school (web-based) link.
4) Students final questionnaire (web-based) link

Teachers have to complete the following questionnaires:
1) Students’ engagement
link.
2) Teachers final questionnaire link.

Teachers are also required to download and complete the Intervention Plan step by step, a simple document indicating timing and modalities of the intervention, and number of participants. Please, send the completed document back to fantasia@ucd.ie.

Teachers will receive a specific training to prepare them to the implementation of the intervention and administration of the questionnaires.

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