Funny Science in the neighborhood is a Program of the Science Faculty (UNCPBA-Argentina) in cooperation with the Municipality of Tandil. It is a temporary „hands-on‟ exhibit that makes a tour for neighborhoods of the city, generating interest in science, among people of all ages and backgrounds, by the presentation of devices and demonstrations, mainly physics, carefully chosen to be entertaining as well as educative. At present it has almost 60 interactive modules with hands-on experiments; the work-team is integrated by scientists, teachers, technicians and students from the Faculty. Between 2012 and 2013, we carry out 14 exhibitions, with about 500 kids among others, in each one. In practiced, the exhibition is established for a week in each neighborhood. Previously we visit the place, connect and talk with teachers and neighborhood representatives, to gather information about the target audience, which is very broad in terms of ages and interests.

This presentation aims to communicate and share the experience gained over this time. The identification and analysis of the successes and weaknesses, allow us to infer strategies to improve and strengthen the action.

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Funny science in the neighborhood

María Luján Castro   National University of the Centre, CIFICEN/CONICET, Tandil, Argentina

Ana Laura Echegaray   National University of the Centre, Tandil, Argentina

Marisol Martínez   National University of the Centre, Tandil, Argentina

Funny Science in the neighborhood is a Program of the Science Faculty (UNCPBA-Argentina) in cooperation with the Municipality of Tandil. It is a temporary „hands-on‟ exhibit that makes a tour for neighborhoods of the city, generating interest in science, among people of all ages and backgrounds, by the presentation of devices and demonstrations, mainly physics, carefully chosen to be entertaining as well as educative. At present it has almost 60 interactive modules with hands-on experiments; the work-team is integrated by scientists, teachers, technicians and students from the Faculty. Between 2012 and 2013, we carry out 14 exhibitions, with about 500 kids among others, in each one. In practiced, the exhibition is established for a week in each neighborhood. Previously we visit the place, connect and talk with teachers and neighborhood representatives, to gather information about the target audience, which is very broad in terms of ages and interests.

This presentation aims to communicate and share the experience gained over this time. The identification and analysis of the successes and weaknesses, allow us to infer strategies to improve and strengthen the action.

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