1000 Scientists 1000 Classrooms, How to bring school children closer to science.

 Call for applications for 1000 Scientists 1000 Classrooms was launched, one of the emblematic activities of the XVI National Science and Technology Week, which will take place from October 4 to 10, 2010 and is organized by the EXPLORA CONICYT Program.

 It is one of the emblematic activities of the National Science and Technology Week, which will take place from October 4 to 10, 2010 and is organized by the EXPLORA CONICYT Program.

 
1000 Scientists 1000 Classrooms consists of scientists, researchers, technologists, graduate students and outstanding professionals visiting schools throughout the national territory to share with the children and young people of the country and transmit their experience and bring them closer to the world of science. The aim is to take knowledge and its protagonists to places where it usually does not arrive, to show that science is done in Chile and that it is entertaining.
 
With these encounters, many schoolchildren discover that science is very close to them, that they can also develop it and that it is not difficult.
 
In this first stage, the EXPLORA CONICYT Program invites scientists from all over the country who want and can contribute, to leave their laboratory, their cotton, their test tubes, their particle accelerator and do a special class for children and young people and be part of this enriching experience that will take them back to school.
 
All areas of knowledge are convened. For this year, the central theme with which the EXPLORA CONICYT Program works is Identity and Territory.
 
Scientists from all over the country who wish to participate can enter http: // 100 0cientificos.explora.cl where they must fill out a form with the talk they wish to present. The process is managed by EXPLORA Regional Coordinations who will contact the men and women of sciences registered to carry out the activity.
 
These meetings are voluntary, and appeal to the generosity of the scientific community to bring science closer to students. Last year there were 990 talks given throughout the national territory and this year it is expected to exceed 1000 visits to classrooms.