Science fair Granada Science Park 25 years old and the event of Dean of Andalusia confirms its success as a meeting forum between science and society 8,560 visits. Started in 1998, thousands of teachers, students and researchers from the autonomous community participated in the event. Promotion of scientific careers and promotion of scientific culture.
Minister of Education Development and Vocational Training, Patricia Del Bozo, participated in events celebrating the Science Museum’s 28th anniversary, including Open Days and the 25th Science Fair, consolidating its success as a meeting forum between science and society. Thus, Del Pozo has expressed his satisfaction at being able to be a consultant on the anniversary of the “Science Park, which for many years has been a national and international benchmark for raising scientific careers among students”.
Likewise, he asserted that the 25th Science Fair was a “great” opportunity To create interest in knowledge, stimulate concerns and spread the great work done by educational centers, Both students and teachers.
Total 60 educational centers and research institutes Eight Andalusian provinces are provided 62 projects With different experiences and themes such as physics, mathematics, astronomy, environment, biology, health, recycling or sustainable architecture.
25th Science Fair
The 25th Science Fair, with the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology-Ministry of Science and Innovation, has come together. More than 873 participants Bringing science closer to the audience, between faculty, students and representatives of the R+D+i organization.
In El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz) by IES Santo Domingo, the children’s education center CEIP Sutefie de Zufre (Huelva) participates in interesting projects such as ‘The Mission of Water’ presented by ‘Aquatic Environmental Pollution’. ), ‘Climate Change: Simulators’ offered by IES El Tempel de Malaha (Granada) or ‘Rios de Vida’, a citizen science project managed by educational centers that examines the water quality and ecological status of rivers and is provided by the centers. Padre Poveda de Guadix (Granada), IES Padre Manjón and IES Miguel de Cervantes.
In addition to these projects dedicated to environmental inclusion and sustainability, there are also projects dedicated to new technologies and robotics, such as the ‘Programmable Robotic Arm’ presented by IES Gil de Zático de Torreperogil (Jaén) and ‘El universo escornabot’. CPR The Ramblas of El Pozuelo (Granada), among others.
There are also programs dedicated to astronomy. Some of them are: ‘Mission on the Moon: Oxygen Problems’ at IES Reyes Católicos de Vélez-Malaga (Malaga), IES José Manuel Caballero Bonaldo de Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) or ‘The Music of Spheres by IES Luis Bueno Crespo de Armilla (Granada ).
In addition to promoting science interest and culture among citizens, science fairs foster scientific careers among young people and improve public communication skills of science from an early age. It is a great opportunity not only to convey the passion for research and innovation but also to show the public the importance of its dissemination.
Additionally, this edition, like the previous year, has an ‘online’ mode that can be followed late through the internet. https://feriaparquedelasciencias.com/And they participated in it More than 3,335 school children and teachers from Seville, Granada, Jaune, Malaga, Almeria and Melilla. The purpose of this digital edition is to democratize access to both the dissemination and knowledge of scientific progress without geographical or physical limitations. Thus, ‘online’ programming includes other sections dedicated to researchers who wish to communicate their scientific work and online workshops to develop from academic centers alongside research in the classroom.
In this way, from May 8 to 11, a series of micro-meetings took place with scientists who addressed topics such as ‘Bio-Inspiration: Innovation from Nature’. Recommended for the first cycle of primary school. ‘Artificial Intelligence: From Turing to Chat – GBT’. Recommended for post-secondary, undergraduate and internship cycles. ‘Farming on the Moon. Green Moon Project’. Recommended for the second and third cycle of primary school. ‘Nuclear fusion as energy for the future. IFMIF–Awards’. Recommended for post-secondary, undergraduate and internship cycles.
The aim of the Science Park continues to be to promote scientific careers of girls, so a meeting was held on the 8th with women scientists in which they participated. 1,015 students All of Andalusia.
The ‘online’ format of the exhibition consisted of workshops: ‘Steammaker Workshop and Astronomical Instruments Workshop’, specially designed for primary school students and involving 224 students from educational centers in Seville, Málaga, Jaune, Cádiz and Almería.
The 25th Science Fair also featured a new XXL experience, this year dedicated to examining stability and center of mass. in the name of ‘In Search of Balance’Participants were able to learn about what determines the stability of a body or the role of gravity, center of mass and point of support.
Another activity designed at the Science Fair was the marathon of science documentaries produced in the classroom, in which 50 students from Andalusian educational centers participated and presented nine documentaries. He XIII Marathon of Science Documentaries in the Classroom Cinematic language is a major theme in the service of science documentary.
To facilitate the accessibility of the event to various audiences, vGuided tours for the blind community and the deaf community throughout the day. These visits include a selection of science positions presented by school students and some content of the museum’s exhibits.
Animation, music, science and traditional ‘capsutos’ represent the most famous scientists in history. People like Galileo Galilei, Madame Curie or Charles Darwin have completed activities for this day, in which they were able to visit all the museum’s spaces for free.
Since 1998, Science Park has maintained its commitment to science fair as a model for bringing science and technology closer to the public. Its roots go back to the museum’s 1st open day in 1996, which already includes participatory experiences such as science demonstrations, workshops and a planetarium marathon. Through this and other dialogue activities between science and society, the Science Park will not only act as a space in its mission, but will use all possible strategies to bring science and technology closer to society.
In this sense, the science fair is one of the initiatives in which this rapprochement takes place with greater intensity, by facilitating the meeting between the academic sector, universities, institutes and research centers that actively participate every year.