Participate in the School Science Clubs this year 2023! Explore RM North
- junio 1, 2023
- Publicado por: ACCDIS
- Categoría: Eventos y Convocatorias
If you are a teacher in an educational establishment that is part of the 20 communes of Explora Región Metropolitana Norte: Colina, Huechuraba, Padre Hurtado, Las Condes, Curacaví, Pudahuel, Quilicura, Recoleta, Renca, María Pinto, Lo Barnechea, Providencia, Quinta Normal, Cerro Navia, Lo Prado, Tiltil, Vitacura, Conchalí, Independencia and Lampa, and you have students from 5th to 4th grade interested in scientific research or innovation projects, apply to the School Science Clubs 2023 until July 13.
This is an Explora initiative that seeks to support teams of teachers and students through training, accompaniment and assignment of scientific advisors that allow them to learn to ask questions, experiment, draw conclusions and seek explanations to understand the natural, social and/or technological world based on their experiences.
This initiative is an opportunity to develop new technological, scientific and innovation competencies in a collaborative environment Participate in our activities and be part of the transformation of education in the Northern Metropolitan Region!».
Encourage the development of competencies for research and innovation in the educational community, emphasizing questions and needs that arise from their environment and daily life in a collaborative manner.
Promote the social appropriation of research and innovation as a cultural practice in the educational community.
The final goal of the initiative is that students develop research or innovation projects during the second semester of 2023 in the following areas:
- Research: Should be developed from a question defined by the students, which they will seek to answer through the construction of an appropriate research/innovation methodology. The different areas in which they can develop their research are the following:
- Natural and/or exact sciences: corresponds to research that addresses phenomena of biological, physical, chemical, earth, medical, health, agricultural sciences, among others.
- Social Sciences: corresponds to research that addresses phenomena of sociology, history, geography, economics, psychology, among others.
- Arts and Humanities: corresponds to research that addresses phenomena or problems related to the study of the human condition.
- Innovation: must be developed based on a problem or need that students detect in their communities and that, based on innovative solutions, they seek to solve. The different areas in which they can develop their innovations are the following:
- Scientific/Technological: when the changes and/or solutions introduced are of a technical or scientific nature.
- Social: when the generation of value for society is through the introduction of a new product, service or process that satisfies a social need in a better way than existing solutions, producing a favorable change in the social system.
How to be part of the initiative?
The teams or School Clubs must have one or more teachers in charge who will guide the team in the development of the project. The students in the clubs must belong to the same school as the teacher in charge and must be in the second cycle of elementary school or high school (5th grade to 4th grade). A research or innovation team may be composed of students from different schools and/or educational institutions as long as at least one of these institutions safeguards the process (e.g., letter of institutional support, record of certificates of disabilities, protocol with children and adolescents, bioethical aspects, among others). The minimum number of team members is two students (no maximum). In the case of educational institutions that are coeducational, gender parity in the constitution of the clubs is requested as far as possible.
The following documents must be attached to your application:
- Authorization of the parents and rights of use of image of each member of the team.
- Letter of commitment from the teacher.
- Letter of commitment from the educational establishment.
- Certificate of non-ineligibility to work with minors from the teacher in charge of the School Science Club.
- The form must include the following information:
- Research topic or problem to be solved in the case of an innovation.
- Preliminary research question or preliminary innovative/technological proposal.
- General objective of the research or innovation project.