This year, Eterno Ivica in collaboration with Pleiadi, brought to schools an educational project in order to help kids understanding the secrets surrounding sound. A real journey that led more than 500 children, from different elementary school in Verona, Padua, Venice and Vicenza, to learn through interactive and engaging educational methods.
On 9th February 2022 the project started with the first workshops in the classrooms, and ended on 12th May 2022 with the event at the Children's Museum in Verona.
Through interactive teaching made up of: experiments, hands-on demonstrations, constructions and auditory tests, the children involved in the project learned the differences between sounds, vibrations and noises.
An emotional experience oriented to the education and protection of the ears wellness in the school age. The project's aim was to create hearing awareness and understand the importance of prevention, which passes through knowledge of materials and technologies useful to preserve it.
Children learned: the difference between sounds, vibrations and noises; how sound propagates within our body, translates into electrical impulse and modifies by the brain.
To sustain the activity, some specific educational materials were created and delivered to the children involved in the workshops.
THE CLOSING EVENT AT CHILDREN'S MUSEUM IN VERONA
The last 12th May, at the Children’s Museum in Verona, the final event of the first workshops series of the "Eterno Ivica for Kids" project was held. The Pleiadi team transformed the museum into a real lab, hosting a classroom of the primary school De Amicis of Verona.
Pleiadi's Explaneir, a specialized operator, proposed and guided Interactive activities, focused on knowledge of sound, sound-absorbing and sound insulation technologies. During the event an illustrious guest took part: Andrea Giuliacci, Physicist and Meteorologist Meteo Expert and Professor of Physics of the Atmosphere at the Università degli studi di Milano, Bicocca, who deepened issues related to noise pollution.
WHAT ABOUT PLEIADI?
Pleiadi is an organization focus on STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) interesting in knowledge creation in an interactive and pratical way. Through specific events and contents they develop educational paths to achieve learning.
The workshop achieve resounding success by the teachers involved. The largest part of them found the activity interesting and might repeat it.
What the teachers says about the project:
"We would like to express our gratitude for the high appreciation obtained today by the operator of Eterno Ivica for Kids intervention in classes IV C and V C of the school Dante Alighieri in Mirano (Venice). The topics covered and your operator's presentation were able to engage and excite boys and girls. We are happy to have been chosen for this workshop, we look forward to being involved again."
"An amazing workshop! The children of the Santa Croce school loved it!
THE PRESS REVIEW
During the period the workshops were held, some newspapers in the Veneto region covered the "Eterno Ivica for Kids" project.