Scientific and experiential workshops, interdisciplinary didactic pathways, formative activities and innovative educational projects, training and scientific communication, aimed at students and teachers of schools of all types and levels: nursery, primary, first and second grade secondary schools, ITS (technical vocational training institutes).
- Promote science education and creativity in children of ages 1 to 13.
- Engage students between the ages of 14 and 19 in science and technology through direct experimentation in the laboratory.
- Educate secondary school and university students in entrepreneurship culture, interdisciplinarity and innovation.
- Guide educational institutions in the creation of original work-related learning paths.
- Support educational innovation by ongoing teacher training at all levels.
Our methodology combines knowledge (above all scientific), know-howhow-to (soft skills), to contribute not only to the professional growth, but also to the human and intellectual growth of younger generations
Spaces and Technologies
The School area occupies about 9,000 square meters, designed for different activities and recipients, it is divided into modular spaces and is equipped with advanced technologies that are continuously updated.
A space is dedicated to children of ages 12 months to 5 years, with soft furnishings and semi-circular counters for cooperative activities.
For lower secondary school students, the following are available:
- 1 microscopy laboratory with 26 single workstations for direct observation of biological preparations.
- 1 microscopy station for collective observations.
- 8 stereomicroscope stations for single and collective observations.
- 1 laboratory for chemistry and physics activities, with instruments, equipment, and kits for scientific experiments
- 1 maker space for robotics - in which children and teenagers can use the most advanced educational robotics kits - for coding, modeling, and 3D printing.
- 1 open space with modular and ergonomic desks, for laboratory activities of 2.0 classes, with LIM interactive whiteboards in every space.
Opificio Golinelli hosts the second HP Learning Studio in Italy, the first in Europe to be in a private foundation. It is an advanced technological environment, equipped with state-of-the-art solutions, which allows teachers and students to encounter a truly cutting-edge learning experience.
The heart of this space is HP Sprout, a device that offers immersive experiences, with which you can make 2D and 3D scans, create digital stories, manipulate virtual objects, design, create and print in 3D.
For upper secondary schools, there are three laboratories dedicated to biotechnology and life sciences, each of which is equipped with single place workstations with the most advanced instruments and the guidance of expert scientific tutors. The students can rapidly amplify specific segments of DNA through the polymerase chain reaction technique, which can be sequenced and analyzed with image visualization systems. Analysis of organic molecules present in foods using spectrophotometers can also be carried out, as well as addressing the topic of renewable energy by making photovoltaic cells.
Upper secondary schools also have access to a laboratory for modern physics activities and a bioinformatics lab equipped with 21 computers and 25 optical microscopes, which allow students to individually view biological preparations, along with a fluorescence microscope connected to 21 monitors to illuminate and visualize cellular structures marked by fluorophores for examination.
Lastly, Opificio Golinelli hosts one of the 58 Territorial Workshops funded by MIUR in 2017 (see the Territorial Workshop section).