THE COLLECTION OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS OF THE PHYSICS LABORATORY AT THE BENTO DE ABREU STATE SCHOOL IN ARARAQUARA (SP) BRAZIL

Maria Cristina de Senzi Zancul About the author

The Bento de Abreu State School, the first official secondary school in Araraquara city, São Paulo, had its origin in the beginning of the twentieth century. The school's Physics Laboratory contains a wide variety of equipment and materials for teaching science and physics, among which we would like to highlight the collection of 200 old instruments, which were previously inappropriately stored and were inaccessible to the community and to researchers. Since 2007, this collection has been organized, documented and studied by a group of researchers, who are building an inventory of the instruments aiming at: contributing to the preservation of the memory of the school, carrying out research on school material culture, and studying the history of physics teaching in Brazil.

Scientific instruments; science and physics teaching; museology


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