Friday, May 24, 2019

KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Launch Science & Space programme

Leading up to the mid-term school holidays, KidZania Kuala Lumpur officially launched its “Science &  Space” variable school-holiday programme, featuring specially-designed fun, engaging and educational activities centered on the theme of Science & Space.

The launch was officiated by Guest of Honour, Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr. Mazlan Othman, the first Malaysian astrophysicist and former Director General of the Malaysian National Space Agency (Angkasa), who also served as the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.

On the Science & Space programme, she commented, “It is certainly heartening to see corporate organisations such as KidZania Kuala Lumpur contributing towards the enhancement of learning of Science & Space. Truly, science helps children develop vital life skills such as problem solving and logical thinking. Science is totally relevant to our everyday life. What is more inspiring is that in a child’s role as a scientist, they can aspire to solve world challenges such as climate change. This is important for the younger generation.”

Also present were Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur and representatives from collaborating partners comprising Faber-Castell, Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), F&N, Mission Foods and Kewpie, Google, Tanamera, Generasi Marikh Academy, mangoSTEEMS and the Science Bridge Academy.

“We’re certainly going all out to make this an unforgettable and most importantly, enjoyable experience for kids and their parents as well.Not only will they be entertained and engaged through the activities and workshops featuring a whole lot of fun, they will also learn so much about the sciences and our universe by participating in these activities,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Science & Space programme runs from 25 May to 16 June 2019 to coincide with the school holidays in Malaysia and Singapore. Staying true to KidZania’s ‘Learn Life Today’ philosophy which champions early ‘real life experiences’ through hands-on role-play engagements and opportunities, the Science & Space programme is specially designed to arouse and engage the curiosity of young and inquisitive minds through interactive activities and experiments to showcase the fun side of learning about science and space, while promoting skills among participants which include independence, problem solving and creativity.

The main activities include : 
Generasi Marikh Academy
Junior Astropreneur Mini Bootcamp - introduce participants to “New Space” entrepreneurship while teaching skills such as problem identification, divergent thinking, elevator pitching and lean methodology, among others.
KemAngkasa - learn about new careers opening up in the new space industryas well as how to build their very own paper satellite.

Google Expeditions VR Experience - a virtual tour using Virtual Reality (VR) goggles to destinations such as Mars and the Apollo Saturn Centre while being given a general introduction to astronomy.

Build a Windmill - allow participants to learn about wheel-and-axle machines in this science-based activity.  Improving Playdough Process - reinforces the concepts of liquids and solids.

Creative Tack-It Modelling - learn to make shapes of moons and planets with Faber-Castell’s Creative Tack-It product.

The Science Bridge Academy 
The Making Galaxy Slime - teach kids about chemistry, the states of matter and how the composition of materials are made out of atoms and molecules by concocting their own galaxy slime.
Making Moon Sands - learn about hydrophobic properties as they make their own moon sand.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Science & Space school holiday programme will also feature four weekend workshops :
  1. The Galaxy Bathbomb workshop by Tanamera 
  2. The Astronaut’s Chocolate Pudding workshop by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)
  3. The Dodecahedron workshop by Faber-Castell
  4. The Launch-a-Rocket workshop by F&N

KidZania Kuala Lumpur will be offering up to 40% off on tickets so that more people will be able to participate and enjoy the Science & Space programme. Please visit HERE for the details of the activity. For more information about KidZania Kuala Lumpur, please visit KidZania website and follow KidZania Facebook page.

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