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IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND
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  • 1. IMAGINE! - SOME TRENDS IN RECREATIONAL SCIENCE AND THE PURSUE OF SCIENCE CAREERS M. Duran, J. Duran, M. Sodupe, E. Constantino and R. Ríos Universitat de Girona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona http://innociencia.net Edutainers INTED València
  • 2. What O2 for some people...INTED València
  • 3. What (forensic) chemistry is for others...INTED València
  • 4. What chemistry is for most people...INTED València
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  • 7. • When discussing the traditional and new missions of higher education (1996 Report to UNESCO of the International Comision on Education for the 21st Century) Jacques Delors stated that "Excessive attraction to social sciences has broken equilibrium of available graduates for workforce, thus causing doubts of graduates and employers on the quality of knowledge provided by higher education".• Likewise, when discussing the progress of science and technology, the 1998 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education concluded that "Another challenge concerts the latest advancements of Science, the sine qua non of sustainable development"; and that “with Information Technology, the unavoidable invasion of virtual reality has increased the distance between industrial and developing countries". INTED València
  • 8. • Lately, there has been a growing concern about the lack of physical science, mathematics and engineering students, in such a way that governments, namely those of Germany, France or Italy, have undergone special programmes to attract and lure students. That situation has arrived already to Spain, which has seen a steadily decline in the number of students in engineering and chemistry, where classrooms were full ten years ago and are half-empty nowadays.• Recreational Science has a long tradition all over the Educational World; it aims to show the basic aspects of Science, aims to entertain, and aims to induce thinking. Until a few years ago, this field of knowledge consisted of a few books, a few kits and other classical (yet innovative) ways to popularize the knowledge of Nature and the laws governing it. INTED València
  • 9. • In Spain, the interest for recreational science has increased in the last years. First, new recreational books are being published and found in bookstores. Second the number of Science-related museums and exhibits is increasing. And third, new television shows are produced and new short science-based, superficial sketches are found in variety programs. However, actual programs in Spanish television dealing seriously with Science are scarce.• Recreational Science, especially that related to physical phenomena like light or motion, is generally found at Science Museums because special equipment is required. On the contrary, Science related mathematics, quizzes and puzzles use to gather into books, e.g. the extensive collections by Martin Gardner.• Howeer, lately Science podcasts have entered the field of science communication. Not only traditional science journals and television channels are providing audio and video podcasts, but new websites deal exclusively with science podcasts, in particular on Recreational Science. INTED València
  • 10. Nature, 3 august 2006Far from being extinct, Chemistry is a victim of its own success. For instance, if has provided us the tools and concepts to solve questions in life scinces which were formerly totally impenetrable”(Editorial, p. 486) INTED València
  • 11. Nature, 3 august 2006But what of the third basic science in the curriculum? To judge from the scant attention chemistry gets in the public media, you could be forgiven for thinking that it is a discipline whose time has passed, its grand puzzles all now answered. Does chemistry have any big questions left?(P. Ball, p. 500) INTED València
  • 12. La Vanguardia, 3/8/2006Lately, one can see some refusal toward the role of chemistry in present society. This is due to a misunderstanding ot what chemistry actually is. Who is guilty for that? Indeed, the lack of knowledge of this science, which itself is promoted by the behavior of chemists.(F. Albericio, Director PCB, “La buena química”) INTED València
  • 13. Royal Society of ChemistryConcerns over pollution and drugs causing problems have contributed to chemistry’s poor image• Many believe chemistry’s image can be improved through good communication and education• There appears to be the start of a positive shift in the public perception of chemistry• Chances are if you are reading this article then you are boring, eccentric and socially awkward.• This is apparently what school children think, according to recent studies. Children, as young as eight years old, already have strong preconceptions about what it means to be a chemist.(The Changing Images of Chemistry, Chemistry World, 12/2004) INTED València
  • 14. SUCCESSES AND FAILURES OF ENHANCING THE BRIDGE BETWEEN SECONDARY AND HIGHER EDUCATION. PROJECT LAQUIMICA.NET INTED València
  • 15. Girona, a monumental city didactic potential of the itineraries is well known Chemistry is everywhere Goal: to show the kindest face of chemistry 11 stops, about 2 kilometres The same structure: Easy explanation Pictures and graphics Experiments Did you know it? ExercicesINTED València
  • 16. Introduction to industrial background of Girona. Concepts of atomic structure Font: CRDI. Ajuntament de Girona Foto LUXINTED València
  • 17. Materials used in construction: clay, bricks and pottery. Limestones and concrete. Experiment: reaction between hydrochloric acid and limestoneINTED València
  • 18. Electron. Electrochemistry: chromium, nickel, and silver-plate. Alloys: brass, bronze.INTED València
  • 19. Mathematical and Chemical Magic• Magic performances• Chemical Magic• Mathematical Magic• Mental Magic• Using magic as an educational tool• Humor, juggling, etc. INTED València
  • 20. Researcher’s Night Girona, 28/9/2997INTED València
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  • 25. Science Week,Nov’2007Girona INTED València
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  • 33. NOWADAYS• TV Shows on Science• Triviality• Spectacularity INTED València
  • 34. Art and ScienceINTED València
  • 35. Art and ScienceINTED València
  • 36. Molecular ModelingINTED València
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  • 38. Take-home message: MaybeScience is difficult, but it should notbe more difficult that other fields.Our duty is to make it evident.We can do it.See also poster on JOURNEY INSIDE MOLECULES Our favorite scientist INTED València (Panoramix)
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