Agora opened its doors 6 years ago, in February 2015. The Science Experience Center celebrates its birthday each year with a special event.
Due to the epidemic situation, this year’s birthday program will move to an online space, specifically, the Agora Facebook page, ensuring that visitors are not left without adventure and memorable science experiences.
On Saturday, February 13, 2021, the answers to the following questions will be revealed,
- What animals live in a drop of water,
- What makes a home smart
- Which constellations can be seen in the February sky.
On Agora’s birthday, the spirit of chemistry is evoked, for the creativity inclined there is the opportunity to create a op-up festive greeting card, or see how to light a candle on a birthday cake without a match.
The Agora Facebook page is worth following throughout the week, with the help of colleagues and a mini video series, anyone will be able to get a glimpse behind the scenes of the experience center, and the Agora will also announce several games during the week.
You need to register in advance for the online workshops Life in a Drop of Water and Secrets of the Sky.
Birthday programs on February 13:
Life in a drop of water
Online microscope workshop
What is the world under a microscope? What does a single drop of water hide? During the online session, you could get acquainted with one of the smallest multicellular creatures, the roundworm, and compare the fauna of artificial stagnant water with that of tap water.
We recommend the 45-minute online interactive session for those of age of 6 and above.
Although the event is free, registration is required. You can apply at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. All applicants will receive an email with a link to access the program.
Creative Science: Pop-up Birthday Greeting
In the birthday special edition of the online session series, we could make nothing more fitting than a real holiday postcard using a pop-up technique. You don’t just need to add colored paper, and use scissors and double-sided glue, there is more to it. Try it and make an “outstanding” good surprise too!
No magic! Chemistry.
In this video, we use materials that react and look like magic. In the short experiments, we evoke the spirit of chemistry, toying with colors, and experimenting in the dark. And meanwhile, we also call forth oxygen in the air.
We recommend the 10-minute online pilot demonstration for those of age of 6 and above.
What makes a home smart?
Have you ever seen a robot dog dance? Did you know that you can even match the lighting in your apartment with your favorite movie? Would you like to use a smart vacuum cleaner or smart coffee maker?
The staff of the DigiTér Debrecen Digital Experience Center, which has been operating in the Agora for almost a year, will show you in the video why the devices of the smart home are so popular nowadays.
Online Experimental Tutorial
How do sparks form and what are they capable of? Did you think that with their help you could even draw? During our short experimental demonstration, we light the candle of Agora’s birthday cake without a match, and we also blow it out using electrostatics.
We recommend the 10-minute online pilot demonstration for those 6 years of age and above.
Secrets of the Sky
Online Astronomy Workshop
Do you know how to recognize Ma rs in the night sky? Which is the constellation Orion or Gemini? Discover the winter sky, its constellations and spectacular objects with the help of the Agora astronomer and the Stellarium program! In the live video, with the help of our colleague, we can see the sights of the February sky, – even in cloudy weather.
We recommend the 45-minute online interactive session for those aged 10 and above.
Although the event is free, registration is required. You can apply at the email address email@example.com. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. All applicants will receive an email with a link to access the program.