National Science Week Family Fun Days

1 - 8 August 2015

National Science Week

FREE ENTRY to the Cape Town Science Centre on 1,2 & 8 August!

National Science Week 2015Join us as we explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, science shows, robotics, coding, a film workshops, hands-on workshops, demos and more!

National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, implemented by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, a Business unit of the National Research Foundation.

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Highlights

ORT SA CAPE Robotics workshops – 1 & 8 August, 10:00 & 13:00
A free introductory robotics workshop for children aged 6 – 15. Learn the basics using LEGO WeDo or try your hand at programming robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Be warned – It’s addictive!
Please note that bookings can only be made upon arrival on the day of the workshop. Workshop participants will be accommodated on a first-come-first served basis. Space is limited.

Africa Code Week Coding workshop – 1, 2 & 8 August, 10:00 & 15:00
Get SCRATCHing and learn how to code (computer programming). Suitable for children 8 – 14.
Please note that bookings can only be made upon arrival on the day of the workshop. Workshop participants will be accommodated on a first-come-first served basis. Space is limited.

Importance of light in space – Interactive discussion – 1,2 & 8 August, 11:00
Audience will be taken through snippets of space movies, latest space innovation and research in South Africa and explore the importance of light in space.

Light, Shadow & Digital Film workshop – 2 August, 10:00 – 14:00
Using your own smart phone with a video camera, learn how to create and produce a one minute movie and your creativity will be tested on how light and shadows have been used.
Please note that bookings can only be made upon arrival on the day of the workshop. Workshop participants will be accommodated on a first-come-first served basis. Space is limited.

Demonstration of light science & Camera Obscura tour – 8 August, 10:00, 12:00 & 14:00
A role play representing the great Islamic scientist, father of optics – will demonstrate the use of experiments to verify the theory of light. This will be followed by the tour of the Camera Obscura to see a 360 degree view of Cape Town inside the dark room.