Summer Program 2010
21 June 2010 - 07 September 2010



The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is organizing its fourth Summer Program in a row for young children and youth, 6-16 years of age, on 21 June - 7 September 2010. The program comprises a variety of activities that suit different ages and backgrounds.

 For more information about the Summer Program offers, please visit the link hereunder:

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This season, there are going to be a variety of workshops. Students are going to learn about different fields of science; among other things, they will be introduced to the history of astrolabes, the consequences of natural hazards and the power of plants. The students will also learn some interesting facts about recycling, and how to design and build a house. In addition, they are going to acquire some mathematical skills during the numbers workshop, and get some information about nutrition and electroplating as well. On the occasion of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB 2010), students will enjoy some new workshops; unraveling the secrets of marine life, exploring genetic traits and comparing them, as well as getting acquainted with their ecosystems and life cycles.

As always, we do our best to guarantee that the students enjoy their experience with us and come visit us every new season for a new variety of intriguing workshops.

Recycling
Learning crafts develops imagination and creativity, as well as observation and handiness; it also promotes positive self-esteem. This workshop offers small children suitable, simple and fun crafts. Children also learn how to make use of available materials instead of getting rid of them.

• Target age group: 6–9 years

Nutrition
It is a common misconception that everything that tastes good is bad for you. A poor diet has bad impacts on health, but not all tasty food is unhealthy. In this workshop, children learn to choose the right food, taking into consideration taste, culture, affordability, and personal preferences.

• Target age group: 6–9 years

Fish
Through this workshop, students understand the importance of fish in our lives, analyze their skeletons and study their different characteristics. They dive into the world of fish to explore their different kinds and learn more about one of the most dangerous types; sharks.

• Target age group: 6–9 years

Plant Power
This workshop provides students with an opportunity to learn more about the plant kingdom and its value to humans. Using games, experiments and stories, the workshop informs children about the vital role of these organisms in the treatment of numerous diseases; hence, their impact on our daily life.

• Target age group: 6–12 years

Numbers
The main objective of this workshop is to raise students’ awareness of mathematics. They get to learn the history of numbers in different civilizations. They also learn different, entertaining and simple ways of calculation, as well as how to measure items using hands, arms and legs.

• Target age group: 6–12 years

Marine Biodiversity
It is almost certain that life originated in the oceans. Today, marine biodiversity is threatened by human activities. This workshop introduces children to marine life in Egypt through a variety of activities showcasing the nature of marine organisms. An outdoor activity, the workshop includes a trip to the aquarium.

• Target age group: 9–12 years

Astrolabe
A historical instrument, the astrolabe was used for centuries by astronomers and navigators to locate the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars, as well as determine latitude, longitude, and time of day. During this workshop, students learn the history and uses of the astrolabe, as well as make their own.

• Target age group: 9–16 years

Buildings
Buildings come in numerous shapes and functions; they serve several needs of society; as shelter from weather, for privacy, for storing belongings and for living and working comfortably. This workshop helps students understand the principal of building through interactive experiments and learning some concepts such as design, plan, elevation and side view.

• Target age group: 9–16 years 

Electroplating
Electroplating is used to beautify, insulate, protect, and increase the corrosion resistance of metals. The most common metals used in plating are copper, nickel and gold. In this workshop, students get to know how to use electroplating for different purposes and how plating protects metal objects from corrosion.

• Target age group: 9–16 years

Natural Hazards
A natural hazard is a threat of a naturally occurring event; such as tornadoes, volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. This workshop introduces children to different natural hazards in order to understand the impact of these hazards on us as well as how to face them.

• Target age group: 12–16 years

Scratch
Scratch is a new programming language designed to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. It represents the latest learning environment adopted by SEED (The Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development). Scratch can be a self-study activity that connects the creative soul with the scientific mind. This makes it possible for anyone, whether student or adult, to create animations about their favorite topics and share them on the Internet. This is what our students are going to learn during this workshop.

• Target age group: 12–16 years
 

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