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TitleDiscovering light. The 5th Science Fair Hands-on Science
Author(s)Costa, Manuel F. M.
Esteves, Zita
Science Fair
Hands-on Science
Issue date2015
Abstract(s)Inscribed in the celebrations of the International Year of Light, IYL2015, in Portugal, the Hands-on Science Network Association together with the Portuguese Society of Optics and Photonics15, SPOF, and with the support of the European Physical Society, organised the 5th Science Fair Hands-on Science this year under the main theme "DISCOVERING LIGHT". The competition was open to students and groups of students, but also teachers and educators of all levels of education, from pre-primary to higher education and to anyone interested on science and science education. Over hundred contributions were considered of all kinds, from hands-on experiments to experimental demonstrations, posters and lectures but also dance and drama performances as well as other artistic expressions such as drawings, poems, and even songs… all vivid expression of a fertile imagination creativity and ingenuity with a true and sound interest of the participants on science and specially on light optics and its applications. Themes were the most varied, not only related to the physical properties of light and its multiple applications or to the different and extraordinary optical phenomena or optical instruments that make our lives easier and more interesting and which are so important for the development of our societies, but also those in the fields of dream and "magic" ... connecting in fact all dimensions of the human being in most interesting and pleasant ways. The science fair held in Viana do Castelo, northwest of Portugal, May 25, 2015, enrolled over five hundred participants and a few hundred visitors in an exciting and most lively and enjoyable day that surely contributed significantly to raise the awareness of the importance and appeal of Optics and Photonics.
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AccessOpen access
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