For seven months in the year 1900, the world fair took place in Paris: a universal exhibition that aimed to show the world the technological achievements of the previous century and direct development for the years to come. More than 50 million people passed through the Champs de Mars, located between the Eiffel Tower and the Military School, visiting the pavilions of this great fair celebrating science.
Many anonymous and illustrious visitors were able to check out the scientific advances of man. Among them, the emperor of Brazil, D. Pedro II – photography enthusiast, perhaps the first Brazilian photographer, and also the first buyer of a telephone set (directly from Graham Bell at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876).
In the period between the two world wars, some countries experienced a science boom (especially military), and with this, many schools began to encourage scientific work among students. After World War II in the early 1950s, showing interest in this area, students began to organize scientific exhibitions.
Over time, these fairs were becoming more popular all over the world and students of various school levels were already organizing to expose inventions, test theories, suggest solutions and so on. The events grew from regional to national levels, ultimately reaching the international level.
The Swiss-Brazilian School has been organizing its Knowledge Fair for many years, focusing on exposing the results of research and projects carried out by students – with the help of teachers from all areas – in work done in classrooms and during field trips (Study Week). Because it is an international school, students present their ideas in multiple languages, and further develop and enhance various other skills acquired in the classroom.