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astro marble machine

astro marble machine

The Astro Marble Machine, or the vertical Marble track, is a tinkering activities that INAF has developed following the ideas of Tinkering Studio - San Francisco Exploratorium. The Astro Marble Machine is a marbles' track on a large wall, where you can build complicated and ingenious descent mechanisms. It is an excellent example of a learning device. If you want to play with us, you can experiment with this big space marbles' track, in order to express yourself in a truly meaningful learning experience. For its flexibility, this activity was incorporated in training courses for teachers, in educational activities for children both in schools and in informal meetings.
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astro marble machine

Sara Ricciardi, Fabrizio Villa (INAF-OAS)

Sara Ricciardi is a researcher at INAF and works in Bologna at the Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio. She worked in Italy and California simulating and analyzing data from cosmological experiments. More recently she was involved with the management of technological and didactic projects. In 2012 she was struck by constructionist practices and in particular by tinkering and dedicated herself to investigating and promoting these practices in public schools, also from a gender and social inclusion point of view. For Sara, doing research means to test yourself in a fun, open and creative environment where you can make mistakes.


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