The Guindàvols Institute of Lleida starts, for the second year, a science project in collaboration with IRBLleida

The class will be divided into 7 groups and each group will make an experimental kit following the scientific method and will also work with a scientist

From today until June, the students of 4th ESO of the Guindàvols Institute will carry out, for the second year, the project 'CiènciArt Ponent: ciència i art per a futurs i futures recercaires', a multidisciplinary educational project designed to combine the practical application of the scientific method with artistic creativity, coordinated by the Institute of Biomedical Research of Lleida (IRBLleida). The proposal, devised by researcher Marta Molinero of the Translational research in respiratory medicine group, is part of the educational innovation programme "Research, creation and service" of the Department of Education.

As a novelty this year, the students will also meet a female scientist with the aim of showing the youngest students female researchers. The students will be divided into 7 working groups and will carry out a different research kit. At the end of the project, the groups will have to present their research to IRBLleida staff.

The educational project 'CiènciArt Ponent: ciència i art per a futurs i futures recercaires' combines the practical application of the scientific method with artistic creativity by encouraging the exchange of ideas and teamwork. It is based on the realisation of an experience that shows how life and creativity are not incompatible with each other and the presentation to students of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) from a different perspective, and not necessarily as teachings with rigid mathematical principles that leave no room for the imagination.

The Department of Education created the Research, Creation and Service innovation programme in the 2021-2022 academic year for all students in the 4th year of ESO. The programme fosters learning skills based on challenges arising from needs posed by organisations in the environment and which take the form of the development of cultural products and services.

The researcher Marta Molinero explained the project to the students of Guindàvols Secondary School