UC and KidsFest explore the power of science
The University of Canterbury (UC) was proud to once again partner with the Christchurch City Council and Tūranga for KidsFest 2021.
Exploring the world of atoms and nano-science through experiments with lasers and augmented reality.
Following the overwhelming popularity of the UC Science events at KidsFest 2020, the team were thrilled to partner with Tūranga once again to deliver an even bigger showcase in 2021, encouraging local kids to get involved in the wide and wonderful world of science.
“For the past few years there has been a big push at the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences to bring science out of the labs and into the community, using tools that are both engaging and participative,” Dr Rodrigo Martinez Gazoni says.
A University of Canterbury Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Gazoni has been involved in KidsFest events for the School for the past two years.
“Allowing hands-on experimentation with physics and chemistry, while being able to chat with real scientists, or people working across the many different levels of science (from students to technical staff and academics), has proven particularly attractive for both kids and adults.”