Particle physics laboratory

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

From Marta Gaza

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

Colorful tubes hang from the ceiling like chandeliers. A forest of iron pillars ready to make you the conductor: One arm raised and dling, first toneShe turns around, picks it up, and here’s a second song, slowly composing a melody. Or: red circles on the ground, jump in, then she passes from one to the other, inventing the paths which are projected in the form of threads on the walls, Brings life to drawing. The latest generation of electronic games? No, it’s Les Inventeurs du Futur, the new laboratory space of the Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum, 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 from math and physics books. What if it wasn’t a question of predisposition, of national genetics, but just a methodological problem? What if interest (and the resulting desire to understand) not only excites the way the topics are presented?

“The approach of future inventors is different, First you experience it 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 necessary, a break with the more traditional workshops (even if Leonardo da Vinci revisited it for a while).

was the idea Linking 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 purchasing the ticket online).

Three bedrooms, five tracks. It is impossible to stay lukewarm, the experiences are enveloping and inviting. Interactive installations that transform the space into a A large digital board to draw on while walking; shooting videos in animated forms that are constantly changing and changing in appearance; Mechanical mirrors for analog-to-digital conversion. “These are active and experiential learning paths, intentionally transversal to teach science and technology and be passionate about it,” notes Cerruti. While Gianviles Roca“The world is changing very rapidly and equipping young people with these skills is equivalent to what learning English has meant for previous generations: having the tools of freedom at their fingertips,” said the president of the Foundation. Roca.

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Jan 13, 2022 (modified Jan 13, 2022 | 7:17 AM)