Exploration Zone

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Children naturally observes and inquires the world around him looking for answers to their questions “¿why?” and “how?” Exploration Zone represents a space for constructive search and re-search on an everyday basis. This program gives the teacher tools to know how, why and for what teach natural sciences from the scientific method.

 

Project Components.

1. Space of search and re-search
15 big questions (Experiments) that relate the school´s context with National Curriculum triggers and suggests building an exploration space where every kid (K-12) from the school can actively participate exchanging, looking and expressing their findings. Each big question brings information and 3 experimental activities that contribute in the right direction of generating new knowledge by collaboration, involvement role and experimentation.

2. Experimental KIT
A well thought kit of materials that are easy to find and substitute in the rural context allowing every kid K-12 to safely actively participate on the experiments.

3. Capacity building and practical training of teachers.
– Capacity building and practical training of teachers.
– Teacher´s training booklet.
– Classroom practical booklet.
– Online capacity building course.

4. Second stage – delivery of Scientific Notebook and microscope

RESULTS TABLE
YEAR REGION BENEFICIARIES DONANORS KITS Y EQUIPMENT DELIVERED
2017 SORIANO 219 CHILDRENS – 12 SCH – 19 TEACHERS REACHING U / Bunge 11 Microscopes
2017 PAYSANDÚ 134 CHILDRENS – 9 SCH – 14 TEACHERS USMEM 9 Scientific Kits + 2 Plan Ceibal Digital Sensors + 9 Scientific Notebook Exploration Zone 2 + 10 Microscopes
2017 SALTO 273 CHILDRENS – 10 SCH – 22 TEACHERS USMEM 9 Scientific Notebook Exploration Zone 2 + 10 Microscopes
2016 SALTO 283 CHILDRENS – 10 SCH – 21 TEACHERS USMEM 10 Scientific Kits + 2 Plan Ceibal Digital Sensors
2016 SORIANO 173 CHILDRENS – 11 ESC – 18 TEACHERS REACHING U / Bunge 11 Scientific Kits + 2 Plan Ceibal Digital Sensors
2014 RIO NEGRO 750 CHILDRENS – 40 ESC – 72 TEACHERS UPM / Intendencia de Río Negro / The Platform Foundation 23 Scientific Kits + 21 Plan Ceibal Digital Sensors  + 10 Scientific Notebook Exploration Zone 2
2014 FLORIDA 105 CHILDRENS – 14 ESC – 13 TEACHERS The Platform Foundation 13 Scientific Notebook Exploration Zone 2
2014 DURAZNO 350 CHILDRENS – 21 ESC – 21 TEACHERS The Platform Foundation 21 CScientific Notebook Exploration Zone 2
2013 DURAZNO 300 CHILDRENS – 16 ESC – 22 TEACHERS The Platform Foundation 15 Scientific Kits + 18 Plan Ceibal Digital Sensors
2013 RIO NEGRO 250 CHILDRENS – 18 ESC – 18 TEACHERS UPM / Intendencia de Río Negro / The Platform Foundation 18 Scientific Kits + 23 Plan Ceibal Digital Sensors
2013 FLORIDA 200 CHILDRENS – 14 ESC – 20 TEACHERS The Platform Foundation 14 Scientific Kits + 19 Plan Ceibal Digital Sensors