The CSIC4Girls project finishes celebrating an open science day for kids
29 September 2021
Las chicas son de ciencias (CSIC4Girls) project finished yesterday with an open science day for kids at IDAEA/IQAC. Led by the IDAEA researcher Mar Viana, together with the IDAEA/IQAC Communication Department and funded by Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT), the project aimed to promote scientific vocations among elementary school students. During one year, girls ages 6-12 have had the opportunity to get in touch with the scientific culture and do real experiments at home about environmental and chemistry science.
Approximately 40 children came to the last event where they participated in a workshop on plasma, the fourth state of matter, carried out by the IQAC researcher Ricardo Molina, and another workshop about polymers, conducted by the IQAC researcher Ramón Crehuet and IDAEA researcher Mercè Ratera.
Children could also read the comic ¿Qué significa ser científica? (What does it mean to be a scientist?), developed by Miriam Rivera, scientific illustrator, and based on the experiments and workshops conducted during the year.