No App

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 from 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm 
Discovering the creative and educational potential of smartphones!  
On preview at the Open Day 2018
Free-admission workshop, booking is required

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Science and music

What harmonies unite them?
Monday, January 14th, 21st, 28th and February 4th, 11th, 2019 from 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm
find out how music can promote the development of scientific thought.
On preview at the Open Day 2018
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STEM*Lab

STEM*Lab – Scoprire, Trasmettere, Emozionare, Motivare (Discover, Convey, Excite, Motivate) is a multiregional project funded by the Con i Bambini, supported by the Fondo per il contrasto della povertà educativa minorile (Fund to counter educational poverty) to encourage bypassing individual, cultural, social and behavioural weaknesses in children aged 5 to 14 years and their families.  

The project aims to prevent educational poverty by creating a school environment open to families and the entire local educational system, where the children’s interest on STEM can be stimulated through innovative methods and resources.

A National Working Group (GdL, Gruppo di Lavoro), made up of scientific partners, will develop new educational strategies to experiment with through the creation of a national network of 13 educational units, the STEM*Labs, located in schools and open to the entire community for out-of-school time activities as well.

The GdL work will be supported by a national highlight unit within the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci – MUST and will benefit from the help of four territorial leaders, one per region, who will meet specific needs of the local communities.

Explora, the Children’s Museum of Rome, is one of the scientific partners to the project and will be part of the national working group as: 

  • Research and listening Unit
  • Co-design and training Unit 

In addition, Explora will help set up the STEM Fair in Sicily, an event for families, made together with teachers and the two other Sicily’s scientific partners: Palermo Scienza and Scientificamente.

The project, coordinated by Kairos scs, includes Explora as well as the following partners:

 

Project duration: 01/03/2019 – 31/03/2023 (48 months)

MAP TO THE STARS

MAP TO THE STARS is a project co-funded by Creative Europe, a European Union’s programme, that offers the next generations the opportunity to rediscover dance as movement, Approfondisci

Coding4All

Coding 4 all: out-of-school coding camps for girls and low-income peripheral communities empowers girls and peripheral low–income communities with the use of computer programming through out-of-school camps, where the basics of coding are taught in an innovative and informal way.

The project inspires and provides them with a basic knowledge of coding languages, promoting their interest in CS and encouraging them to choose specific university programmes and carriers in the computing fields.

The project enriches the current out-of-school camps offer from Explora and develops pilot coding camps, with the potential to be transferred to other local/regional schools, as well as to other children’s museums, in Italy and in Europe.

Project duration: January-December 2017, with summer and winter coding camps, both at Explora and in selected peripheral schools of Rome.

 

Project duration: 01/01/2017 – 31/12/2017

Support was provided by the Google K-12 Education Outreach Fund of Tides Foundation

Coding4All Explora Roma
Google Rise Awards

 

The summer coding camps is a 5-day programme that includes:

Campus Coding4All - Summer 2017
1st Day2nd Day3rd Day4th Day5th Day
  • Let’s discover how a software works and let’s try to program with no computer (computer science unplugged)
  • What we can do with computer science?
  • Intro to Scratch and to the programming interface.
  • Let’s build our first animated story
  • New features available with Scratch
  • Let’s design and develop our first video-game
  • Intro to Scratch for Arduino and to Arduino platform
  • Let’s control lights and sounds through our software
  • Let’s design and build our first invention
  • What is Web?
  • Let’s design and build our first webpage with HTML and CSS

Let’s design and develop our first app with App-Inventor 2

The winter coding camps is a 3-day programme that includes::

Campus Coding4All - Winter 2017
1st Day2nd Day3rd Day
  • Intro to Scratch! and to the programming interface
  • Let’s build our first animated story
  • New features available with Scratch
  • Let’s design and develop our first video-game
  • Let’s design and develop our first app with App-Inventor 2

 

Summer Stem

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People First

PEOPLE FIRST is a mobility project for the Explora staff co-funded by the European Erasmus+ Programme. The project aims at improving the Museum’s offerings for families, teachers, and companies, through training courses and events in Europe. Approfondisci

EuroSTEAM

EXPLORA is partner of EuroSTEAM, an Erasmus+ Programme co-funded project which aims to provide accessible STEAM camps throughout Europe which teachers can use in their classrooms to enhance the students experience of the STEAM subjects.
The EuroSTEAM project brings together 7 European partners, each with specific insights and expertise in STEAM education, to produce 3 innovative outputs for schools.
Besides Explora, led by South West College, the partners are Escola de Tecnologias Inovação e Criação, The Instituut het Heilig Graf, TknikaThomas MoreIstituto Comprensivo mar dei Caraibi.

The main output of the project is the development of a training toolkit for teachers to deliver effective and innovative STEAM education activities which nurture and enhance natural creativity in order to increase student’s interest in scientific education and careers. EuroSTEAM offers school learners as well as their educators’ different perspectives and approaches to find their interests and strengths in STEAM education while providing a better understanding, at the European level, on the impact of innovative teaching practices as a method for addressing underachievement in basic skills of maths, science, art and literacy.

The lasting outcome of the project is to increase the quality of STEAM education ensuring the availability of innovative didactical materials across Europe to increase motivation for both teachers and learners to increase their understanding maths, science, art and literacy education.

In particular, Explora is responsible of the development of STEAM Camps Curricula and Course Material, for the delivery of effective, innovative and multidisciplinary maths, science and literacy education. The STEAM Camps will be tested with 700 aged 11-14 pupils across 5 EU countries (Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom) during the project’s duration. Moreover, Explora hosts a final conference to disseminate the projects intellectual outputs (Multiplier Event).

Project duration: 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2019

erasmusplus_engEuroSTEAM is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Project website: www.eurosteamproject.eu
Download the EuroSTEAM materials:
brochure,  newsletter-december2016, newsletter-april2017.

Coding4All

Coding 4 all: out-of-school coding camps for girls and low-income peripheral communities empowers girls and peripheral low–income communities with the use of computer programming through out-of-school camps, where the basics of coding are taught in an innovative and informal way.

The project inspires and provides them with a basic knowledge of coding languages, promoting their interest in CS and encouraging them to choose specific university programmes and carriers in the computing fields.

The project enriches the current out-of-school camps offer from Explora and develops pilot coding camps, with the potential to be transferred to other local/regional schools, as well as to other children’s museums, in Italy and in Europe.

Project duration: January-December 2017, with summer and winter coding camps, both at Explora and in selected peripheral schools of Rome.

 

Project duration: 01/01/2017 – 31/12/2017

Support was provided by the Google K-12 Education Outreach Fund of Tides Foundation

Coding4All Explora Roma
Google Rise Awards

Photo gallery

 

The summer coding camps is a 5-day programme that includes:

Campus Coding4All - Summer 2017
1st Day2nd Day3rd Day4th Day5th Day
  • Let’s discover how a software works and let’s try to program with no computer (computer science unplugged)
  • What we can do with computer science?
  • Intro to Scratch and to the programming interface.
  • Let’s build our first animated story
  • New features available with Scratch
  • Let’s design and develop our first video-game
  • Intro to Scratch for Arduino and to Arduino platform
  • Let’s control lights and sounds through our software
  • Let’s design and build our first invention
  • What is Web?
  • Let’s design and build our first webpage with HTML and CSS

Let’s design and develop our first app with App-Inventor 2

The winter coding camps is a 3-day programme that includes::

Campus Coding4All - Winter 2017
1st Day2nd Day3rd Day
  • Intro to Scratch! and to the programming interface
  • Let’s build our first animated story
  • New features available with Scratch
  • Let’s design and develop our first video-game
  • Let’s design and develop our first app with App-Inventor 2

 

Explora 2.0

Explora 2.0 is a project aiming at the creation of a database which collects data about the museum visitors and users. The main goal is to create a CRM system for marketing and communication actions.