Aspiring engineers, scientists and curious minds are set to be fascinated as the Live Science (#LiveScience) event prepares to take off, for the first time, at Mushrif Central Park in Abu Dhabi and will run from Sunday, January 31 – Saturday, March 5, 2016. The event for youth combines the Above and Beyond interactive science exhibition presented by Boeing, exploring transformative innovations in aerospace, with a series of workshops presented by Lema?, the school outreach program, organized by Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) and held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Mohamed Al Nahyan, wife of the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region.
From producing a space radio show to virtually piloting a fighter jet, Live Science serves as a brand new platform to bring to life the wonder and excitement of aerospace, technology and science, through interactive and educational experiences.
Live Science is brought to you by Mubadala and the Abu Dhabi Education Council, supported by Nibras and Yahsat.
The Interactive Experience
The event for youth introduces the Above and Beyond interactive science exhibition presented by Boeing, exploring transformative innovations in aerospace.
At the Above and Beyond’s exhibition, visitors will get the opportunity to experience the edge of space in a simulated space elevator, design and test their own supersonic fighter-jet in a virtual high-speed flying competition, visit an immersive theatre, and learn about inspiring stories, in addition to aircraft and spacecraft simulations from the first powered flights to the newest innovations on Earth and in space.
Interactive Educational Workshops
The Lema? program will engage Live Science visitors with its workshops aimed at increasing student interest in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), aligned to different grade curriculums and learning outcomes.
The ‘lema?’ program takes an informal approach to science education, and comprises a combination of interactive workshops and shows designed to engage children in different grades. The program follows global best practices in the methods applied to stimulate interest in science and technology amongst the youth. This is achieved through demonstrating exciting scientific experiences and creating significant lasting memories for students. The aim is to instil a passion for science, and ultimately to inspire youth to pursue education and careers in related fields.
‘lema?’ workshops create an environment of practical hands-on learning, bringing to life and simplifying science. It caters to grades three to five with the Radio Studio workshops, which allow students to record and transmit their very own radio broadcast into space.
For grades six to seven, the Lego Mindstorms Advanced Challenge Workshop will help the students to program their own robots while applying a context to the process. Additionally, the Secrets of Space show presents the Solar System via an inflatable spherical planetarium, demonstrating the sheer size of the universe, showing the Milky Way, and other galaxies and stars beyond the Solar System. Workshops will run during weekdays for the general public at Mushrif Central Park, Abu Dhabi from Sunday, January 31 to Saturday, March 5. Weekday public timings are from 4pm to 8 pm (Sunday to Thursday).
Registration for the workshops will be on a first come first serve basis, arrive early to avoid disappointment (Sunday to Thursday).
Entrance and access to Live Science, including both Above and Beyond and Lema? workshops is complimentary.