New Materials Revolution is now and here! Materials Science will be strategic for the development of the key enabling technologies to a more sustainable society. This is already one good point to envision it as part of 19th century Education. This course aims to offer a few tips for the innovation of Science and Phyisics didactics with a mix up of Science, Engineering, Coding and even some Art!

This course gives guidance to teachers who intend to develop math research workshops for students. The workshops encourage students to engage in and eventually learn math by discovering and researching it. The math research workshop develop students’ creativity, initiative, critical thinking, problem solving skills, etc., and give students the chance to exchange ideas by working in groups both within their workshop and with students from a different math research workshop.

This course aims to explain how to recognize a rock type starting from its characteristics.

This introductory  Robotics course  uses the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Education Core Set (hardware referred to as EV3) and EV3 Education Edition Programming Software (free download) to teach the first steps on  STEM Robotics to middle school students.

The course goals are: learning  to build, to program, and to test  solutions relatives to STEM problems.
This course  is divided into the following arguments: 
1. Opening the EV3 kit
2. Learning the EV3 Programming SW
3. Building  your first mobile robot
4. Moving your robot.

Technological changes in the past decades made it possible for everyone to make instruments, devices of a complexity undreamed of before. Rapid prototyping, programmable microcontrollers, cheap sensors and the open source libraries of creations led to the Maker movement, a technology enriched enhancement of the DIY approach.

This movement can be put to work in teaching by a creative Science teacher. You can design and make your own tools, and also make and use the ones others designed. The students can also be makers designing and building devices during a Science class.

This course aims to help teachers prepare lessons and laboratories for their students, during which students can examine critically their own diet using the Inquiry-based learning (IBL) method to discover which are the most resource intensive foods. The calculation of  carbon, ecological and water footprints is the starting point for making more sustainable choices. This can be done with an excel spreadsheet or with the game” My pyramid”."

The goals of the course are:

- to stimulate the ability to argue and critical thinking on issues related to sustainable development;

- to promote changes in attitudes and behaviors both individually and collectively;

-to design and implement individual and collective actions for sustainable development.

The health of our planet depends on the food we eat every day. The interactions between the different compartments of the biosphere (air, water, soil) determine the possibilities for all living beings to survive.

The course proposes integrating dynamic geometry software to achieve row and compass geometric constructions, to solve problems, to demonstrate propositions and theorems of Euclidean geometry.