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Science Museum, the new “Stem” laboratory to fall in love with science subjects

From Marta Gaza

Algorithms, software and visual data in the new laboratories of the “Future Inventor” space. Three rooms to “treat” those who suffer from physics and mathematics books

Colored tubes hang from the ceiling like chandeliers. A forest of iron pillars ready to make you the conductor: One arm up and dling, first toneShe turns, picks it up, and here comes a second song, slowly composing a melody. Either: red circles on the ground, jump in, then she goes from one to the other, inventing the paths that are projected in the form of threads on the walls, Bring the drawing to life. The latest generation of electronic games? No, it’s Les Inventeurs du Futur, the new laboratory space of the National Museum of Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci, developed in collaboration with the Roca Foundation.

An innovative proposal to bring young people closer to STEM stands for Scientific Technical Disciplines Indirectly. Italian students, more than their European peers and certainly more than Asians, Suffers on math and physics books. And if it was not a question of predisposition, of national genetics, but just a methodological problem? What if the interest (and the resulting desire to understand) didn’t only excite the way the subjects are presented?

“The approach of future inventors is different, First you experience and then you think about it, Quite the opposite of what happens in the classroom. » Patrizia CerrutiResponsible for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics education program at the Museum. “Algorithms and software behind the scenes of games with music, shows and graphics, but you get there gradually after enjoyingTo involve the youngest (and in general all visitors), a change was needed, a break with the more traditional workshops (even if Leonardo da Vinci revisited it for a while).

was the idea Connecting technology and science to art. Museum called Experts from all over Europe: Austrian professor Gerhard Funk; Swedish composer Anders Lind; Dutch artist Machel Weltkamp is an expert in data visualization and interaction design. German robotic artist and engineer Moritz Simon Geist. Initial trial period, e From Sunday 16, Future Inventors is ready to welcome young audiences (When booking, when buying the ticket online).

Three halls, five tracks. It is impossible to stay lukewarm, the experiences are enveloping and inviting. Interactive installations that transform the space into one A large digital board for drawing while walking; video shooting in animated forms that are constantly changing and changing their appearance; Mechanical mirrors for analog-digital conversion. “These are active, experiential, deliberately cross-curricular learning pathways for teaching and engaging with science and technology,” notes Cerruti. While Gianviles Roca“The world is developing very rapidly and equipping young people with these skills is what learning English has been for previous generations: having the tools of freedom at your fingertips,” said the president of the Roca Foundation.

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Jan 13, 2022 (changed on Jan 13, 2022 | 07:17)