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SFI Discovery Village (Festival Village)

Amgen

The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Ireland programme is a science education initiative featuring a hands-on curriculum tailored to the Irish classroom. ABE provides the opportunity to explore the methods scientists use to create biotechnology medicines. We train teachers in the use of molecular biology equipment and enable them to engage students in science learning experiences in the classroom that promote knowledge, application and career prospects of biotechnology.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® Technic workshops take place in primary schools and Creativity Centres in Dublin and Wexford and explore the principles of science, technology, engineering and maths through LEGO®. The Bricks 4 Kidz approach to learning is imaginative, multi-sensory and fun, creating a dynamic learning experience.

Dr.Mindflip

Dr. Mindflip's Ultimate Learning Experience" is an interactive, immersive experience in a custom designed caravan.Upon entering, participants are immediately immersed in a ‘choose your own adventure’ game where they follow the story of a mad scientist, Dr Mindflip, and his robot assistant ANUSTASIA.

The participants work their way through the doctor’s scientific archives from years past while learning some fascinating facts about the universe and how it works, before being put to the test on their knowledge of the chosen topics. Students playing the game get to choose three of nine options: Nuclear Energy, Quantum Physics, The Physics of Sound, Astrophysics, Energy, Light as a Wave, Lasers, Electromagnetism and Gravity.

Each experience takes approximately 20 minutes and can take groups of up to 6 at a time. Dr. Mindflip's Ultimate Learning Experience is a physics outreach experience developed by a team of scientists, artists, filmmakers, actors and creatives in partnership with Dr. Dan Nickström from Maynooth University’s department of Experimental Physics.Funded by Science Foundation Ireland and The Institute of Physics.

Tog

Tog is Dublin's Hackerspace. We serve all those who have an inquisitive mindset by providing a shared workshop that is open to all sorts of making and creativity. We are a member-run organization and have an extensive list of tools available. We will be showcasing a range of projects and activities including a constellation umbrella, bone conduction, boat models, wearables and interactive games.

Science Gallery Dublin

STEP INTO SPACE

This pop-up exhibition and activity zone invites space explorers of all ages to voyage on a journey to discover space and science all around us. Come and see what innovations space science has brought to your everyday life and how it inspires us to protect our planet and think outside the box.

The exhibition will be available in English and Irish, and will be facilitated in English. The exhibition is suitable for families and students aged 8 years and up.