Nantsou Tina   Astronomy Education    Telephone: 2106914472 e-mail: tinanantsou@gmail.com Web: tinanantsou.blogspot.gr   Professional Experience 

Tina Natsou received her BSc in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 1993 she has been working as a physics teacher at the historic Hill School, the oldest school of Greece operating since 1831. She is the coordinator responsible in Greece for the educational program of the CMS experiment at CERN "Playing with Protons" and also collaborates with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in science educational programs designed specifically for children. In the past, she was responsible for the script, educational content and presentation of the TV program “Inventors in action” of NET. Her articles have been published in the press, including Geotropio of Eleftherotypia and Huffington post. She has collaborated with the Public Library of the city of Veria and supported the activities of the "Future Library" of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. She also collaborates with educational section of WWF Hellas.

She has been a collaborator IAASARS and the National Observatory of Athens since 2016, providing her expertise on a number of educational issues, the most of important of which is the organization of astronomy experiments for elementary and high school students.

    Interests and Responsibilities 

Her research interests are related to innovative methodologies in teaching astronomy and the popularization of modern physics. She has created and maintains the web page "Physics Experiments with simple materials” with the aim of spreading good practices in education. In this it presents contemporary physics concepts, approaching them in a way that is understandable and appealing to children, proposing how to perform exciting physics experiments using very simple materials. She strongly supports the idea that with the appropriate educational environment, children are able to grasp scientific thinking and methodology as well as complex scientific ideas with great enthusiasm. Her personal blog, Tinanantsou.blogspot.gr, is greatly appreciated by the Greek educational community and it has been recommended by the Ministry of Education as well as from CERN.

 
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