A Journey into the Celestial Sphere (Age: 6 - 12)
Saturday 28.04 | 11:00 - 12:45 | Venue: PURIFIER
The activity gives the opportunity of engaging and becoming familiar with the night-sky, a part of the Natural World that has always fascinated and evoked human admiration. We’ll learn about the origins of celestial bodies, the solar system, what are the stars, the constellations, etc. while narrating the myths that named them. We’ll learn basic constellations and how they’re connected through Mythology. We’ll learn how the knowledge of the night-sky is used in orientation, and so on. Through the activity depicting the most well-known constellations, their basic shape and the number of their stars will be captured in children’s memory.
Participants: Yiannis Bantekas : Geologist of the University of Athens, PhD candidate, member of Geomythological Society, Ourania Toutountzi : Sociologist, Dr of Panteion University, author of educational books, Elena Petri : Head of Mythological Lab for Kids, Web & Graphic Designer, Emilia Mathe : Philologist, graduate of the Law School of Athens, Department of Political Sciences, Sophia Vlahouli : Graduate of Sociology, Panteion University
Mythological Lab for Kids
On the tracks of the "Pink Lab Coat"... (Age: 11 - 18)
Saturday 28.04 | 11:00 - 12:45 | Venue: WAREHOUSE
The “Pink Lab Coat”, the most important exhibit of the National Museum of Science is gone! The symbol that represents Greek women in science, is in the wrong hands. The research to find it and bring it back has started. It’s a journey to the past and present of Greek Bioscientists… Do you have the skills and the will to help us?
Participants:Asimakis Talamagas:Biologist- Teacher, Zoi Vathakou:Biologist-Teacher
Oanhellenic Association of Bioscientists
Saturday 28.04 11.00 - 14.30 Venue: Amphitheater
Learning science through the theater (6-18 years old)
Design your own playground (Age: 2 - 12)
Saturday 28.04 & Sunday 29.04 | 12:00 - 16:00 | Venue: MACHINE-WORKS COURTYARD
The Imagination Playground™ is an innovative playground equipment system made up of new technology foam blocks that transform any space into a play space. Using the Blue Blocks, children use their imagination to build their own world where they make the rules, the blocks are child-directed and open-ended, encouraging self-expression, creativity and problem solving. Logic & mathematics skills are developed as children construct with blocks providing opportunities to count, classify and estimate, in line with the fundamentals of STEM. Learning through play while having fun.
Participants: Renee Belousis
STEAM lab for kids (Age: 4 - 12)
Saturday 28.04 | 13:00 - 14:45 | Venue: PURIFIER
The Gruffalo loves learning! The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate that science and technology is for every subject area, through hands-on learning delivered by children to children. The project will be focused on the storybook “The Gruffalo” and the activities will be split into the subject areas, Language, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, and art. Each activity will be directly linked to technology and science.
Participants: Maria Geropanagioti, Maria Fragou, Jenny Vasileiou, Justine Antoniou, Pelina Malamateniou : Teachers
International School of Piraeus
Mystery in Düsseldorf: What happened to Ms.Katrin? (Age: 9-12)
Saturday 28.04 | 13:00 - 14:45 | Venue: WAREHOUSE
Ms. Katrin goes to work every day, as we all do. She greets her coworkers and pours a cup of coffee before she starts another exciting day, full of research hypotheses and scientific experiments. But what is it that makes her job so special? Could she be on the verge of an important breakthrough? In this workshop, children will have the opportunity to learn about the everyday life of a scientist through a series of riddles, they will learn their first German words and they will solve a mystery that takes place in the city of Düsseldorf, with a female neuroscientist being the protagonist.
Participants: Goethe-Institut Athen
Playing with my robotic friend! (Age: 9 - 11)
Saturday 28.04 | 14:00 - 15:45 | Venue: INNOVATHENS
Our robots are waiting to play with you! Your gestures, movements, and expressions, as well as your speech, are the ways you can communicate with them. You find the way with which you want to express yourself, and we make the robot understand so that it can communicate with you. How would then a game be with a robot?
Participants: Niki Efthymiou, Panagiotis Filntisis, Petros Koutras : Athena RC, Jack Hadfield
You can be a maintainer! (Age 7-15)
Sunday 29.04 | 11:00 - 13:00 | Venue: Old Retorts
Technopolis (Industrial Gas Museum) city of Athens and the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Art of the West Attica University, offer an open public workshop on art conservation! Young and old can take their brushes and their cleaning swaps and start working! They will get to familiarise themselves with the materials and tools that conservators use, learn to conserve meter readers, tools and equipment found in the old gas plant in Athens with the help of the students and the supervision of their teacher Vasiliki Argyropoulou. For families and children 8+. No booking required
Participants: Maria Florou: Managing Director of the Industrial Gus Museum, Georgia Lazarou: Visual Arts-Narrator, Argyro Batsi: Museologist-Museopedagogue
Industrial Gas Museum/Technopolis Municipality of Athens
Build your own Rosetta (Age: 8 - 12)
Sunday 29.04 | 13:00 - 14:45 | Venue: PURIFIER
We invite you to meet Rosetta, the first spacecraft to ever orbit a comet. You will also have the opportunity to build your own spacecraft model!
Participants: Stella Tsilia : SpaceGates member, Physicist, Georgia Alexi : SpaceGates member, Physicist, Nantia Moutsouroufi : SpaceGates member, Astrophysicist
Robotic arms for kids (Age: 4 - 12)
Sunday 29.04 | 14:00 - 15:45 | Venue: INNOVATHENS
Does a robotic arm look like the human hand? How does our arm function when we pick up a cup from the table? Can we manufacture an identical arm like the human arm? Come on a robotics lab where robotic arms , made out of cardboards, will help us move objects! TinasLab team will be there to create imaginative robotic arms of various sizes along with the little scientists and the help of electronic components! We are all expecting you on a wonderful science and technology journey!
Participants: Vasileios Kolorizos : Computer Engineer, Konstantina Minaretzi : Electrical & Computer Engineer, Maria Ioanna Papadimitriou : Educational Programs Support
Superhero Science (Age: 8 - 12)
Sunday 29.04 | 15:00 - 16:30 | Venue: PURIFIER
What do comics and science have in common? Did you know that many of the popular superheroes are great scientists as well? During this workshop we will discuss about science thtough comics, we will learn the secrets of 9th art and in teh end we will create our very own stories.
Participants: Lida Tsene : Head of Educational Programs-Comicdom Press, Vassilia Vaxevani : Storyteller-Partner of Educational Programs-Comicdom Press
Athens Comics Library, Comicdom Press
What exactly did this Archimedes "find"? (Age: 8 - 14)
Sunday 29.04 | 15:00 - 16:45 | Venue: WAREHOUSE
How can one take seriously a guy who runs naked in the streets shouting “Eureka!” (“I found [it]”)? We’re not particularly fond of commenting on people’s behaviour, but that’s one that goes hardly unnoticed… Suffice to say that 2,300 years later we still talk about it. So, to be fair, let’s try and see for ourselves what could be the so important discovery this man made…
Participants: Sophia Roque-Melas : Museum Educator, Dionysis Giannibas : Animator, Petroula Dourambei : Animator, Vaso Syrigou : Animator
Handicraft-Industrial Educational Museum
Paratiro.gr: Protecting Wildlife (10-12 years)
Saturday 28.04 15.00 - 16.45 | Venue: STORAGE
SciCo and ANIMA
Technopolis City of Athens has become a hub of cultural events, thus upgrading a historic area of the capital and creating another focal point in the cultural identity of Athens.
A wide variety of cultural events are held in Technopolis every year: music, dance, theatre and performing arts, plastic and applied arts, educational programs for children, entrepreneurship and temporary exhibitions, attracting over 600,000 people annually. Technopolis City of Athens offers quality entertainment and culture in reasonable prices.
Walking around the Technopolis grounds, the visitor has the opportunity to:
• Attend or participate in an event, see exhibitions or have fun at a music concert or festival (see the detailed schedule of events here)
• Follow the Museum Path of the Industrial Gas Museum and learn about a period of the modern history of Athens
• Visit the Industrial Gas Museum shop and buy items inspired by the history and aesthetics of the industrial era
Technopolis City of Athens is a unique cultural complex which promotes arts, development & entrepreneurship, innovation, education, life-long learning for the whole age range, promotes the industrial heritage & public awareness. We see Technopolis as a place open & accessible to everyone.Source: http://www.technopolis-athens.com/