Do-it-yourself Experiments in Argentina

Baylab Argentina

Baylab Argentina makes every classroom a laboratory. With science kits and related training, it enables teachers to provide experiment-based learning with their classes.

Location:

Prov. Buenos Aires (Vicente Lopez, Pilar, Chacabuco, Chivilcoy, Las Heras, Pergamino, Pehuajó, Olavarría, Lincoln, etc.), Prov. Entre Ríos, Prov. Córdoba, Prov. Salta

Country:

Argentina

Founded:

primary 2016, secondary 2018

Participants:

approximately 25,500 students per year (1st to 6th grade) + 4,500 students from agro-technical schools

Thematic Focus:

Children can learn and understand sciences much better when knowledge is linked to experience. Therefore, the Baylab initiative supports Argentine teachers with kits for science experiments , so they can conduct instructional experiments with their pupils. Kits for children from 1st to 6th grade make focus on Science, Agricultural and Health education. Meanwhile Kits for secondary agro-technical schools are focused on Earth Science (soil, atmosphere and biosphere). In addition to materials, Bayer provides teachers with advice in carrying out these experiment-based lessons promoting education through inquiry and STEAM education.

Since mid-2018 Baylab Argentina is also present in a Science Museum (Buenos Aires) with open and free workshops called “Food and DNA”. These workshops will continue in 2019 with 4 sessions per month.

Background and History:

Baylab Argentina is the first and only Baylab on the South American continent.

Homepage:

https://conosur.bayer.com/

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