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A nossa Feira de Ciência e a Semana Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia

 

Por Wailã de Souza Cruz – Astrônomo da Fundação Planetário

Esta semana a Fundação Planetário da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro organiza mais uma Feira de Ciências, evento que faz parte da Semana Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia (SNCT) e que tem crescido a cada ano. O tema deste ano é “Economia Verde, Sustentabilidade e Erradicação da Pobreza” e instituições do Brasil inteiro participam desde a sua primeira edição, em 2006.

A Feira aqui do Planetário é mais antiga que a SNCT. Na unidade da Gávea ela já acontece desde 2003, e em Santa Cruz é a 4ª vez que ela é realizada. A procura sempre foi muito grande e é inegável dizer que as feiras de ciências têm um papel fundamental na divulgação científica. É ela quem faz, muitas vezes, o primeiro contato da criança com uma experiência científica. Estimular sua participação é plantar uma semente que dará frutos daqui a alguns anos.

Quem nunca quis participar de uma feira de ciências não sabe o que está perdendo. Lembro-me de ter participado de uma, em minha escola, na qual falamos dos tubarões. É claro que fomos influenciados pelo clássico filme Tubarão, de Steven Spielberg, que, se não me engano, já estava na terceira ou quarta sequência. Nossa intenção era levarmos um cação em um aquário para a feira, mas por motivos técnicos não conseguimos um. Mesmo assim foi sensacional descobrir tanta coisa sobre os famigerados assassinos, e uma delas era que eles não eram tão assassinos assim.

Em outra ocasião, um grupo fez um trabalho sobre baratas! Eles levaram uma coleção delas, vivas, para deixar em exposição. Tudo ia bem até alguém deixar cair uma das caixas onde estavam as cucarachas. Não preciso dizer que a confusão tomou conta da feira e, pra piorar, eram só as cascudas!

O clima que envolvia toda a escola era contagiante. Aprendi muitas coisas na época e, provavelmente, essas feiras me estimularam a fazer ciência. Cresci tendo esta certeza, mas tinha dúvidas em qual ramo seguir. Apenas no pré-vestibular que meu pensamento se voltou para o que sou hoje: Astrônomo.

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