As the annual “Grandparents’ Day” approaches, Covestro’s “Grandparent-Grandchild Science Camp,” an extension program of its renowned “MagicMaterial School” project, is now open for registration until Aug. 16.
Initially established to encourage lifetime learning and shorten the gap between grandparents and grandchildren via the power of science, Covestro’s popular event has received the support of Professor Steve Hsu of the National Taichung University of Education and National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC).
The camp will take place on Aug. 30 at NTSEC, with the theme “Grandma’s Magical Kitchen.” It will explore various experiments in the kitchen, inviting children to get closer to the science that is hidden in daily life.
Among other highlights, children can learn physical and chemical changes that may occur during the making of food through a food experiment called the “bloated sugar pie” (peng tang).
Other experiments, including baking soda rocket and colored liquid Jenga, will be carried out as well to learn the spiral curriculum learning design concept.
In order to help the grandparents and grandchildren learn with ease and achieve the goal of bringing them closer to each other, all experiments are designed to be completed by a team of one grandparent and one grandchild.
“The camp is expected to encourage the elderly to embrace lifelong learning via fun activities, and hoping that the lively experiments can create strong bonds between the grandparents and grandchildren, stir up even more love, and ignite more intellectual and emotional sparks, as well as helping plant a passionate scientific seed in children.”
To maximize the possible interaction between grandparents and grandchildren, parents are not allowed to join the “Covestro Grandparent-Grandchild Science Camp”.
“This can be said to be a big innovation on science education,” said Steve Hsu, Professor of the Department of Science Education and Application, National Taichung University of Education.
This event was also sponsored by illustrator Zhen-Fu Chang, who has previously participated in Covestro’s Anti-graffiti Green Home CSR project.
“I hope my illustration can bring more laughter into this science camp and bring children, elders and science closer,” said Chang.
Registration website is as below: https://forms.gle/L3vDYzaZZ9kfbzXn7