Lab2Go is a PCTO project of the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics, set up in collaboration with Sapienza University of Rome.
The aim is to bring upper secondary school students closer to experimental science, involving them in the upgrading and cataloguing of the laboratories in their schools and in training them in the experiments that can be carried out in these laboratories.
The activities carried out by the various schools are collected on a “wiki” page in order to provide documentation that can serve as a starting point and guide for the use of the laboratories and instruments, with the idea of creating a network of schools among which experiences, instruments, and teaching practices can be shared, and to encourage the use of the laboratory approach in teaching scientific subjects. In addition to laboratory and cataloguing activities, students are also involved in initiatives to disseminate the knowledge they have acquired to other teachers and students.
In 2021, the fifth edition involved more than 50 schools and about 600 students from different regions of Italy (Lazio, Campania, Basilicata, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, and Sardinia), in seven subject areas dedicated to physics, chemistry, animal biology, botany, earth sciences, computer science and robotics, and science museums.
Cities and INFN divisions: Cagliari, Ferrara, Naples, Pavia, Rome I, Rome II, Turin