'Big Data is for kids too!'

Bigbangdata

Foto CCCB @Miquel Taverna

Last November La Mandarina de Newton was one of the invited companies at the #19 Co-Session 2014: Evidence-Based Business that took place at the at the Disseny Hub BarcelonaA session to get to know and understand the state of the art in predictive analytics and big data, and to discern how we will convert information into real value to customers through creativity. Irene Lapuente shared with the audience our experience with the kids’ workshop we organised in collaboration with CCCB within the framework of the exhibition Big Bang Data

You can read here a sum-up of this session and our contribution: #19 Co-Session 2014

 

 

 

New Workshops at Golferichs Civic Center

Next quarter La Mandarina de Newton will start a new collaboration with the Golferichs Civic Center, Barcelona. From January 29 until March 26, we will be teaching a new series of workshops focus on digital technologies: ‘Introduction to the digital culture’. During this course, we will go through the basic concepts in order to understand the techno-digital culture: code, programming, process, network and new forms of collaborative knowledge creation. An interesting opportunity to understand the process of change in which we live today.

 

More info and registration here.

This Christmas... Scientific Mornings!!

Looking forward to a fun morning experimenting with what surrounds you?

Have you ever wondered how to program a video game, want to learn?

Do you want to investigate about chemistry and electricity with your own hands?

Come to our Scientific Mornings during December, at La Mandarina de newton!!

We propose your kids come to spend 3 fun and creative mornings (29, 30 and December 31) with us. 3 mornings full of science, fun and experimentation!!

During these three days, from 10 am to 1 pm, we will be exploring the wonderful world of chemistry and electricity (2 mornings) and will program video games with Scratch (1 morning).

 

When? 29, 30 and 31 of December, from 10 am to 1 pm

To Whom? Kids aged 6 -12

Price? 60 euros / three mornings

Structure: 2 science mornings and 1 of Scratch (programming)

Book your place now!!

<<Registrations ‘Scientific Mornings’>>

 

If you want to participate and need additional information, do not hesitate to contact us:

Phone – 93 667 37 74

Email – espai@lamandarinadenewton.com

Or at our Space: Montseny Street, 12, 08012, Gracia, Barcelona

 

Don’t miss it!

 

This December, Saturdays at La Mandarina de Newton!

This year Christmas arrives earlier!

 

We propose you two saturday afternoons a bit different, experimenting and creating with us!

For this December we propose you two workshops full of creativity: 

 

Family Workshop – Outsmart your Christmas!

Do you want to learn to control the lights of your Christmas tree with your mobile? Or to learn how to turn it into a music equalizer? This is your workshop! Outsmart your Christmas with this Arduino workshop for families!

 

 

When: Saturday, December 13, from 5 pm to 7 pm

Where: Espai Mandarina, Montseny Street, 12, 08012, Barcelona

For whom: families (kids from age 11)

Duration: 2 hours

Price: 10 euros / person

 

Book your place now!!

<<Registrations ‘Outsmart your Christmas’>>

 

Workshop for kids – Workshop Recycle your Christmas!

A plastic bottle or a space rocket? Rolls of toilet paper or the three wise men? Let your imagination flow and transform your everyday waste into cool toys or decorations for this Christmas! Come and discover what it is and how to reduce our ecological footprint!

 

 

When: Saturday, December 20, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: Espai Mandarina, Montseny Street, 12, 08012, Barcelona

For whom: kids aged 6-12

Duration: 1,5 hours

Price: 8 euros / person

 

Book your place now!!

<<Registrations ‘Recycle your Christmas’>>

 

 

If you want to participate and need additional information, do not hesitate to contact us:

Phone – 93 667 37 74

Email – espai@lamandarinadenewton.com

Or at our Space: Montseny Street, 12, 08012, Gracia, Barcelona

 

Don’t miss it!!

New Workshops' Agenda at the Mandarina Space: 2nd quarter 2014/2015

From January 12 (until March 26, 2015), at the Mandarina Space we will start the new quarter full of activities! We keep with our offer for all ages and with our theme days: the Tech Tuesdays, the Cinematographic Wednesdays and the Scientific Thursdays!!

An we have a new activity!: the workshop CREATIVITY IN MOTION!

Here you can find more details about these activities:

Technologic Tuesdays

17:30-18:30h: BIG PROGRAMMERS!

Programming workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Working in a creative and funny way, we will learn the basic tools needed to build simple video games using the programing language of Scratch.

19:00-20:30h: OUTSMART YOUR WORLD!

Creative programming workshop with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D printer for teenagers and adults (from age 13). If you want that the lights for your dining room light change color when you receive an email or you want to check the temperature of your home when you are out using your phone phone, this is your workshop! We will work with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and programming concepts to create and adapt technology to our needs. And with our new 3D printer you can finally give shape to you ideas!

Cinematographic Wednesdays

17:30-18:30h: CREATIVITY IN MOTION!

Audiovisual  and stop motion workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years old. We will learn to create characters, make scripts, scenery design and to create animations using stop motion and the new available mobile tecnologies. We will experiment together a cinematographic process that will end with the a Mandarinic Film Show. Watch some of stop motion projects at our Youtube Channel.

Scientific Thursdays

17:30-18:30h: NEIGHBORHOOD LAB!

Workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Staring from the questions of the participants, we will design and develop little hands-on research projects. We will promote individual observation, group research and reflection and communication. Specially designed for those kids who do not want to stop experimenting!

 

Quarterly registration for the workshops only. Prices per quarter: 110€/1 day per week and 200€/2 days per week (except for the OUTSMART YOUR WORLD! workshop that is 180€/quarter, material included).
If you have already participated in our quarterly workshops, you will benefit a 10% discount, and if you bring a friend , you will benefit 5% discount!

 

If you want to participate or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact us:

Phone - 93 667 37 74

Email - espai@lamandarinadenewton.com

Or at our Space: Carrer Montseny, 12, 08012, Gracia, Barcelona

Registrations Open!! 

Book your place now!!

<<Registrations here.>>

 

 

During this quarter we will also offer you several single-day workshops! We will keep you informed!

Check out our webpage, our blog or subscribe our Newsletter! We will keep you updated!

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

 

Services and products 'made in' La Mandarina de Newton

From La Mandarina de Newton we offer a wide range of scientific and tech services and products specifically design for the different target audiences. 

For example, for schools, colleges, associations or companies, we have a varied offer of scientific workshops in which we explore, in a fun and creative way, different topics of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.



We also have a range of services and products aimed at the scientific community, in which we offer our knowledge and experience on outreach projects to translate research projects and findings to the different audiences.



We have an interdisciplinary team able to help you. And we are always opened to new projects and ideas.


Contact us!!


More info about about what we can offer you, here.


Workshop ‘The Magic of Science’

From the 14th until the 23rd of November we will be celebrating the 19th Science Week in Catalonia. This will be a week full of science activities, this time focus on the topics crystallography and biotechnology. This year La Mandarina de Newton will be participating, with the Cork Museum of Palafrugell, with the science show/workshop ‘The Magic of Science’ (Saturday, November 15).

This is an activity that offers a series of surprising experiments: rods that disappear, liquids that change color, metals that change when they get wet, liquids that disappear, objects that do not fall… And so, with the help of experimentation we learn while having fun.

More info here.

At L'Altra Ràdio - 2014

Contributions of La Mandarina de Newton (Irene Lapuente and Ramon Sangüesa) to the radio program l’Altra Ràdio during 2014. (audio in catalan)

 

The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and Co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; CB, Vicenç Jareño; Audiovisuals, Jaume Benet; Minorities and the media, with Raul Martínez.

The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Román Lantarón, president of FECEMINTE; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with Lluís Miret; Meteoclimatic, with Sergi Corral; Internet, with Vicent Partal; The technological future, with Ramon Sangüesa.

The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, con Quico Gras; CB, Vicenç Jareño; Audiovisuals, Jaume Benet.

Special edition 2112: Education and technology, with Pitu Martínez; Mercaham, Miguel Ángel Sáez; ICTs and society, with UPC Net and Ramon Sangüesa; Technological inclusion, Lluís Miret. This friday, June 13 at 22h, L’Altra Ràdio, presented by Cinto Niqui, celebrates its program number 2.112 and offers a special podcast. All the sections open with some curiosity related with the palindrome 2112. The ICTs and society, with UPC Net, Ramon Sangüesa and Lluís Miret. And Miguel Ángel Sáez will be presenting the big ham radio festival Mercaham, which takes place this weekend in Cerdanyola del Vallès. You can also listen to the L’Altra Ràdio 2112 edition on sunday, June 15, at midnight.

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Contents: The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Román Lantarón, president of FECEMINTE; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with UPC Net; Meteoclimatic, with Sergi Corral; Technological inclusion, Lluís Miret; ICTs and society, Jordi Barreda.

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The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; Tech and society, Jordi Barreda; Minorities, Raul Martínez; Audiovisuals, Jaume Benet.

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The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; CB, with Vicente Jareño; Minorities, with Raul Martínez; Audiovisuals, with Jaume Benet.

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The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with UPC Net; Meteoclimatic, with Sergi Corral; Technological inclusion, Lluís Miret, Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation.

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The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and Co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; CB, Vicente Jareño; Minorities, Raul Martínez; Audiovisuals, Jaume Benet.

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The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with UPC Net; Meteoclimatic, with Sergi Corral.

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The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; CB, Vicente Jareño; Minorities, Raul Martínez; Audiovisuals, Jaume Benet.

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The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with UPC Net; FECEMINTE, with Román Lantarón.

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The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; CB, Vicente Jareño.

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The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with UPC Net.

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Workshop-itinerary ‘The Cork Motor' - Cork Museum of Palafrugell

This year La Mandarina de Newton began a new collaboration with the Cork Museum of Palafrugell. In order to take a tour through the world of the cork, from craftwork to industrialization, and to get them to understand the impact of technology, La Mandarina de Newton has designed the workshop-itinerary ‘The Cork Motor’.

This technical workshop has been included on the 2014-2015 educational agenda of the museum.

The workshop we proposed focuses on three important aspects: the characteristics of the cork, the requirements of the context and the market, and the influence of energy on the changes.

During the workshop students will work in groups and will have to try to reason as if they were engineers: define and frame problems, understand the characteristics of the different materials and the solutions proposed by different machines, and are encourage to propose ingenious ideas to explore one of the key concepts of industrialization: efficiency.

‘The Cork Motor’ can serve both as an ‘excuse’ to start some curriculum topics, and to complement them. Many of these contents will be explored theoretically within the framework of the subject of Technology.

 

Throughout the different workshop activities, a series of topics will be explored: different materials and their properties, industrialization (from cork handling to manufacturing), efficiency (energetic, economic, temporal, social, etc.), energy and industrial design.

 

We hope that all the kids that visit the Cork Museum of Palafrugell this year enjoy ‘The Cork Motor’ workshop and get more excited about the tecno-history of the Cork!

The 'Explorers and Inventors' explain us...

Like every year, just before finishing the school year we asked the ‘Explorers and Inventors’ of Tàber School which experiments they liked the most. Here is what they have explained us:

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

5th Year

6th Year

Looking around the world

 

 

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