From Trentino to Sicily, 5,000 high school children participated in the latest edition of the National Youth Prize Federichemica, the final ceremony of which was held in Milan at the Museum of Science and Technology.
The National Federation of the Chemical Industry Federchimica has been promoting the award for more than 20 years in cooperation with its sector associations. In the face of a shortage of technical graduates (Convindustria estimates that in 5 years – between 2023 and 2027 – 500,000 specialized technicians will be needed), the award has also become an incentive to excite young people about chemistry and direct them towards scientific technical training. In high school.
For the 2022-2023 academic year, 23 projects, including class and individual student works, were awarded, and eight Special Mentions were awarded for works of special merit and scholarly value, for a total of more than 300 student awardees. The prizes aim to stimulate innovative teaching and provide useful tools to develop a passion for science: schools won a voucher for science materials and individual competitors won a latest generation tablet.
Among the winners are four preparatory schools in Emilia: Frà Salimbene School in Parma 1 award, Nicholas Green School in Argelato in the province of Bologna (2 awards), Dante Alighieri School in Rimini 1 award, and Fermi Langerano Special School in the province of Parma 1 award. I remember .
Dante Alighieri School in Rimini. Class 2° A – New Rimini Chemistry. The article is an original video in its simplicity, which features multiple interviews in true/false mode. Questions, paraphrasing of contents and analysis of results emphasize how children are passionate about the topic and make it their own. In this sense, the teacher’s commitment was also important, as he was able to arouse the students’ interest and also guide them in a live discussion with Assosalute experts, answering their doubts and curiosities.
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