The Coronavirus epidemic has forced everyone to accept the importance of science. Schools of all kinds and levels are looking at science and research more closely than ever. Bracco Foundation offers them the “Science Hour!” project with teaching suggestions and observations from the #100esperte to offer schools stimuli and references that are reliable and certified.
The aims are to stimulate reflection on the importance of the STEM, making the most of research, promoting collaborative teaching, developing the local school system, promoting female competences in science by encouraging new vacations and creating a virtual collection of the content produced by the classes.
“Science Hour!” is an inclusive teaching project, involving students in schools of all types and levels, from elementary to upper, centring on scientific competences, through:
- the "Our eyes on future" promoted by Bracco Foundation with the #100esperte
- a catalogue of teaching content available online, often developed by teachers and students of Italian schools
After using one or more of these elements, the class or group of students is invited to collaborate in producing by May 30, 2020 a digital product relating to women and STEM subjects, the role and professions of science, researchers at the service of the community. The best work will receive a prize.
“Science Hour!” Is part of STEMinTheCity, the initiative promoted by the municipality of Milan in collaboration with important bodies in the public and private sectors and the support of the United Nations to spread the culture of STEM and remove cultural stereotypes that keep girls away from studying technical and scientific subjects.
“Bracco for schools” is the initiative that gathers together Bracco Group activities in favour of schools, a widespread and long-lasting commitment that involves prevention of school dispersion, promoting the culture of health and scientific vocations and spreading the awareness of our cultural heritage. In 2019 this commitment formed part of a protocol of understanding with the Lombardy Regional Schools Office.