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On January 26th 2017 a group of 12 children aged 5-6 years old, together with their teachers from "Nanoversity" (TU Graz's kindergarten), visited ACIB labs in Graz.
 
(Nanoversity kindergarden has a focus on natural Science and Technology as well as Gender and Diversity http://portal.tugraz.at/portal/page/portal/TU_Graz/Gleichstellung/kinderbetreuung/krippe)

Kindergarten kids

The kids were engaged in some simple experiments in the lab such as studying things under the microscope, watching yeast to fill a balloon with carbon dioxide, learning about biotechnology and enzymes, carrying out some pH experiments with red cabbage extract plus watching what happens if dry ice is added to soap water. Kids and teachers enjoyed the lab atmosphere.

Margit Winkler from the ROBOX project ACIB team organized experiments with red cabbage extract and the growth of baker's yeast  and Thorsten Bachler was in charge of the microscopes! 

 Kindergarten kids with Thorsten Bachler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acknowledgments: The work has received funding from the European Union (EU) project ROBOX (grant agreement n° 635734) under EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme Research and Innovation actions H2020-LEIT BIO-2014-1. Disclaimer: This publication reflects the author's view and the Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.