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Science Station

Science Station

A space to popularize, disseminate and strengthen the scientific culture through investigative practices for teaching sciences. In its labs, students from primary school and high school take part in practical activities and the teachers get to know ways of teaching that awaken the interest for active and investigative methodologies. This way, the actions promote the change in the teaching and learning processes, encouraging scientific initiation from the base. The space is also used by undergraduate students, who develop materials and didactic experiments for educators, through academic extension projects.


In 2016, the Science Station published the book, directed to educators, “Education beyond the school”, which approaches how the science teaching can be adapted to children and teenagers in a social vulnerability situation. The publication is a result of the Project “Citizenship and Humanization”, that has been executed since 2010, with boys and girls from the Child of Value Institution from Foz do Iguaçu.


10.821 attended teachers and students

142.225 people attended from 2006 to 2016

Innovation Fair of Sciences and Engineering (Ficiencias)

The fair encourages primary and high school students from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina to use the scientific method of research to present innovative ideas. At Ficiencias, the youngsters have the possibility to discuss their projects with professionals and researchers from the scientific community. The 2016 edition gathered 4 thousand visitors. 836 projects were registered, from 1.244 students and 144 teachers. They represent 142 schools, from 98 Brazilian, Paraguayan and Argentinian cities.


836 projects enrolled in 2016

2.712 projects, from 2012 to 2016


Through Vivência Estudantil, the students awarded at Ficiencias get to know the research areas of PTI and Itaipu, enlarging perceptions about the role of scientific and technological development for the social and environmental welfare. In 2016, 140 students participated in the action.

PTI Foundation; Itaipu; PTI – Paraguay; Unioeste; Unila; State University of Central-West (Unicentro); State University of Maringá (UEM); State University of Londrina (UEL); State University of Ponta Grossa (UEPG); Federal Institute of Paraná (IFPR); Federal University of the Southern Border (UFFS); Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR); National University of Misiones (UNAM); Secretariat of Education of Paraná; Foz do Iguaçu Regional Education Center; Secretariat of Education of Foz do Iguaçu; Association of Municipalities of the West of Paraná (Amop), through the Department of Education; Araucária Foundation and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).