“Explore: The Future”: kids presented own projects
The kids’ team from the “Humanitarian research” laboratory presented a model of the city of the future.
The kids in the “Natural sciences” lab conducted a masterclass for the parents, explaining how to extract DNA from fruit and pigments from flower petals.
Then they described how we’ve actually got two kilograms of living bacteria inside us and on our skin.
The “Intellectual games” lab revealed an unusual interactive exhibition. Some black boxes contained a variety of everyday items: a simple T-shirt, some headphones, and instructions with a QR-code. By opening the link from the code, the guests could hear the stories that the kids recorded about the item.
One of the highlights of the day was a fire dance by robots, which the “Robotics” lab prepared for the guests.
In the “Computer technology” laboratory, the young researchers, using mathematics, learned to analyse large amounts of data and build models.
Another project, which the kids from the “Computer technology” lab got involved in, along with almost all the participants of the “Explore: The Future” programme, was the study of stress resistance.
In the “Art” lab, the kids not only thought up and created their own gallery – one of the participants set out to show his fashion collection, which ended with a very special wedding dress made from newspaper and a festoon.
And later, young artists put on a performance presenting vivid costumes, also made from newspapers.
The kids in the “Theatre” and “Film and photography” labs applied themselves to answering these questions, and put on a showing of a short film they made over the two weeks called “Can You See Me Now?”