Lab in a Box OEIRAS

“Lab in a Box”’s Lab in a Box – Oeiras is an integral part of the “Ciência Aberta a Oeiras” program, which is led by the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in partnership with Oeiras City Hall or CMO – Oeiras Valley and under the umbrella of Oeiras municipality’s strategy for Science and Technology 2020-2025 (“Estratégia Oeiras Ciência e Tecnologia 2020-2025”).

One of the fundamental pillars of this strategy is Education, and Lab in a Box – Oeiras emerges as one of its main initiatives, with the aim of developing and improving experimental science teaching in schools in the municipality.

The development phase of the project will run into 2020, in a co-creation format with teachers from the municipality, and initially focusing on the 1st and 2nd cycles of basic education (students aged 5-12). The “Lab in a Box – Oeiras” kit will be specifically developed for easy implementation in the classroom and fully integrated into curricular programs. In addition, its experimental protocols will pay special attention to the local context of Oeiras, valuing its natural, social, historical and scientific capital.

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The first “Lab in a Box – Oeiras” teacher training, already accredited by the Centro de Formação de Escolas do Concelho de Oeiras (CFO), will take place during the academic year 2020/2021, at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.

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