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Pages: 5026-5027
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain


V. Covlea1, E. Barna1, S. Simon2, B. Guster2, M. Calin1, T. Esanu1, A. Jipa1

1University of Bucharest (ROMANIA)
2Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (GERMANY)
Children have always been fascinated with the scientific and technical aspects of everyday life. They overwhelm their parents with questions like: “Why doesn’t the Sun fall from the sky?”, “Why does the plane fly without flapping its wings?”, “What is the speed of darkness?” or “Why does the Moon change shape and size from night to night?”. Despite this natural curiosity, the number of students specializing in science and engineering decreases quasi-continuously. Is this a paradox or is it just appearance? The career choices of students who attend university studies are much more subtle and opportunistic.
In this paper we present methods of attracting preschoolers with the purpose of focusing their curiosity to the world of science, but also to strengthen the flux of young people towards universities that create specialists in top fields of research which insure technological progress.
The emphasized examples – abundantly found in day to day life – give rise to analysis and/or debate.

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author = {Covlea, V. and Barna, E. and Simon, S. and Guster, B. and Calin, M. and Esanu, T. and Jipa, A.},
series = {5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN13 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3822-2},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {1-3 July, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {5026-5027}}
AU - V. Covlea AU - E. Barna AU - S. Simon AU - B. Guster AU - M. Calin AU - T. Esanu AU - A. Jipa
SN - 978-84-616-3822-2/2340-1117
PY - 2013
Y1 - 1-3 July, 2013
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN13 Proceedings
SP - 5026
EP - 5027
ER -
V. Covlea, E. Barna, S. Simon, B. Guster, M. Calin, T. Esanu, A. Jipa (2013) KIDS’ DISCOVERY OF SCIENCE, EDULEARN13 Proceedings, pp. 5026-5027.