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Experiential Workshops of Natural Sciences

In this section you can find experiential programs on Natural Sciences.

Our programs have been designed based on educational needs and the curriculum and can be implemented: on the inside or outside of your school or at the Culture & Education Center The Betterland.

With the completion of each experiential program, each student receives a commemorative gift, while the classroom receives a participation award and the teacher supporting material so that teaching on the topic can be continued in the classroom.

Click here to see the brochure about our educational activity.

The programs:

A journey to space

A program about space science

The challenge

Exploring the universe, this strange and unknown thing, is undoubtedly an incredibly attractive goal for all of us. All it takes to make this dream happen (even if only in our imagination) is to shout loud that we very much want a… journey to space!

The educational goals

The program helps children:

  • learn about the planets of our solar system
  • shape a picture of the size and position of each planet
  • get familiar with the notions of space (space instruments, spacemen, spaceships etc.)
  • “experience” what a journey to our neighboring planets would be like

The approach

Through a rich audiovisual material and puppet theater activities, children are stimulated and get to know our solar system, they participate in group kinetic games, and are activated through their participatory action and by making their own favorite planet.

Light and colour in our lives

Experiential workshop on Natural Sciences

The challenge

What causes the eclipse of the moon and the sun? How do my eyes work? Why do glasses help me see better? Why do objects have colours? Why do we make our house windows out of glass, while the shutters out of wood or iron? In this experiential workshop, we explore these and other questions, to bring children to an experiential contact with sciences, scientific methodology and thinking.

The educational goals

Through experimentation, exploration and observation, children:

  • come in contact with the basic principles of light and colour
  • explore the physical notions of light and light diffusion
  • learn about the relationship between light and material objects (transparent, translucent and opaque material objects)
  • examine the relationship between shade and light, light reflection, diffusion and absorption
  • discover the relationship between light and colours, as well as the function of the eye

The approach

A workshop rich of visual material, experiments and group collaborative activities that expand children thinking and observation.

From amber to electromagnetism

Experiential workshop on Natural Sciences

The challenge

Why my hair gets messy when I comb it and why this doesn’t happen when my hair is wet? Why do we use electric fuses in our homes? Why a lamp produces light when I switch it on? Why a magnet draws on iron objects does the lamp light out if I light it? Why a magnet draws on iron objects and not paper objects? Can I make a magnet on my own? How does the compass work? Why when I ride my bike the light is on without a battery? These are some of the questions addressed in this experiential workshop aiming at bringing children to an experiential contact with sciences, scientific methodology and thinking.

The educational goals

Through experimentation and on-site observation, children:

  • get familiar with the notions of electron, electricity transmission and electricity conductors
  • learn about the electric circuit and its elements
  • explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism
  • learn how the power generator works

The approach

A workshop rich of visual material, experiments and group collaborative activities that expand children thinking and observation.

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