A research project on the themes and languages of the natural sciences, based on a collaboration between Reggio Children, the Lemshaga Akademi, the University of Stockholm and the Reggio Emilia Institutet in Sweden, which followed a group of children from the last year of preschool through the first year of primary school (from 5 to 7 years old).

The concepts that guided this project are transformation, transversality, and the possible connections in the contexts of life. How can these concepts guide a path of scientific research conducted in continuity between the preschool and the primary school? How can the adults give value to the children’s theories, thoughts, and words and support their desire to explore, thus enriching a common path? The children’s empathy with nature is strong, and becomes an extraordinary learning strategy.