Science is one of transforming forces of life, experimentation is part of everyday life and it is up to the teacher guide the student in the pursuit of building responses.
Solar Meninos de Luz follows pedagogical line of, increasingly, support sciences laboratory practical activities as chemical, physical and biological in its commitment to Integral Education, also life-changing.
1. About cognitive aspects
2.About practice aspect
3.About feeling aspect
The best practices were always activities in the primary segments of Solar Integral School, including some Science Fairs, and less in Elementary II and High School but also performed two Science Fairs in recent years. With the unification of education from Nursery to High School – which was possible in 2015 with new new pedagogical structure, now under Solar direction (formerly run by UniverCidade) and academic staff hired by SML – there was full adoption to constructivist guidelines, holistic, education, which has facilitated the practical activities and reconstruction of knowledge by these students.
In 2004, the Science Laboratory was physically structured in the garage of house 142 of Saint Roman Street, where it runs the Early Childhood Education through partnership with Furnas, but there was great difficulty for equipment purchase.
From 2009 to 2011 it was carried out “ComCiência Project”, generating excellent experimentation activities. It was performed by graduate students at Santa Ursula University, who also donated some equipment.
In May of 2016, there was a Laboratory re-inauguration, because of important equipment donated by SCHLUMBERGER company and because of excellent Elementary II and High School teachers commitment with educational experimentation guidelines.
• Animal cell
• Pregnancy in 8 stages
• Double DNA Helix
• Torso Bisexual 85cm with 24 Parts with Coastal Opening
• Plant cell
• Meiosis in 10 parts
• Molecules structure with Interlocking Spheres • Mitosis into 9 parts
• Complete Kit School with 34 pieces
• Human skeleton of 85cm with stem and support
• Kit set of slides prepared for study in High School
• Birthing Simulator
• Digital Camera for Microscopy with connection to computer
• Biological Microscope monocular increased to 640X
• Cutting skin (block model Enlarged 70X) • Analytical balance – scale precision Cap.220g- 0.1mg – UniBloc technology
• 3D Printer
Some pedagogical practices carried out in the Laboratory:
1. With the material donated by SCHLUMBERGER
2. Other experiences (regarding science with socio environmental aspects relationship; issues of hygiene and self-care)
Why Marie Curie and Pierre Curie name in Sciences Laboratory?
Because of recognition of excelcitude humanitarian thought in the laboratory experiments performed by the couple, through hard work, surrounded by immense difficulties, but it brought extraordinary knowledge and Well for Humanity.
SML want Marie and Pierre Curie to be paradigms for students and educators behavior with respect to knowledge and feeling in general and experimental practice aspects.
Pierre Curie (Paris, 1859 to Paris, 1906) – Pioneer physical in crystallography study, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity.
Marie Sklodowska Curie (Varsória, 1867 to France, 1934) – Physics and chemistry, conducted studies on radioactivity, radio and polonium and its applications.
The couple became famous when receiving Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 for research on radioactivity. Marie in 1911, returned to receive the Nobel Prize for radium and polonium discovery.
Indefatigable in finding practical contributions to science and humanity, Marie organized a mobile X-ray service, trained technicians and installed 200 x-ray stations during First World War (1914-1918) period, in France and Belgium combat zones, having served more than 1 million soldiers. She herself made applications in soldiers, driving a car. Collected the gas that emanated from the radio and sent to hospitals in various parts of the world for the treatment of cancerous tumors.
She was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, the first to receive it twice, the first woman to teach at Sorbonne in 1908.