Happy almost weekend Lovelies. Hope you are keeping well an enjoying the perfect of having unlocked level 2. I received this info and had to share it. The Sakhikamva Foundation – Free online Science Festival is not to be missed.
The free, online Science Festival will run from 21 August to 4 September 2020. There will be 20 shows/workshops over the two weeks, all free to attend and featuring a variety of speakers from astronaut Nicole Stott to Dr. Graham Walker who does science experiments in his living room.
STEM Education for the win
STEM education specialist, Sakhikamva Foundation has announced the launch of an action-packed, virtual science event. It’s free to attend and running from 21 August through to 4 September which will connect South African children, teachers and parents to the global science community.
Sakhikamva Science Festival programme
Joined by U.S-based Ronnie Thomas from Fun Weird Science, SA’s Steve Sherman from Living Maths and Australian Dr Graham Walker, the Sakhikamva Science Festival programme aims to engage kids in science, technology, engineering and maths through fun ways of learning. On 21 August, the festival welcomes children of all ages, and their families, with an opening event by veteran NASA astronaut, Nicole Stott who will be livestreamed from Florida U.S.A. Attendance for this once-in-a-lifetime close encounter with a space traveler can be booked by visiting the Sakhikamva Foundation website.
Education in SA needs a boost of positivity, and the Sakhikamva Foundation 2020 Science Festival highlights the joy of discovery. Encouraging kids to follow their curiosity and unlock the mysteries of their world through Science and Maths. Grade 7 to 12 learners are invited to attend the entertaining Mathemagical Shows with Steve Sherman, the Chief Imagination Officer of Living Maths. Grade 5 to 8 learners will be unforgettably wowed by America’s Science Guy, Ronnie Thomas of Fun Weird Science, a showcase of the Georgia Science and Robotics Academy. Fun STEM events such as the MathArt Workshop and the Tower Challenge are ideal for parents to get involved with their kids. Teachers can also use the info as inspiring lessons.
Collaborating on global STEM projects
The Sakhikamva Foundation Science Festival opens up unique opportunities for SA kids to participate in exciting global STEM projects:
On 24 August, 500 SA learners from Grades 7 to 12 will join a Magnitude.io team in San Francisco. This is for the launch of a high altitude balloon over San Francisco Bay. Learners will be part of a global team. The team will track the balloon and connecting on a WhatsApp platform as it finds its way across the globe.
On 28 August, 500 Grade 7 to 10 learners will connect to the ExoLab. It will help connect children from around the world with scientists working on International Space Station (ISS). Learners with meet international scientists who have conducted plant experiments on the ISS.
Brilliant workshops to inspire SA’s young innovators
From building apps to designing drones; from aviation to robotics, the Sakhikamva Foundation Science Festival brings the heat. Offering 20 inspiring shows and STEM workshops for learners of different age groups. It’s an ideal opportunity for parents and teachers to sign up their children or classes. It’s an extraordinary STEM experience not to be missed. Workshops will be fun and interactive with lots of prizes to be won. A Science Show-Off livestream with Dr. Graham Walker of the Australian National University. Who, live from his his spare room, performs experiments you can try at home. Think vacuum-cleaner marshmallow cannons to gravity defying water – and lots you definitely should not. There will be liquid nitrogen, explosions and much more!
The Sakhikamva Foundation was established by forensic scientist and airline pilot Fatima Jakoet. To promote awareness of the aerospace industry through STEM learning projects. Through a variety of programmes at schools and the world’s first STREAM Laboratory facility.
Sakhikamva Foundation connects children to STEM subjects through fun, hands-on, immersive learning. “We’re delighted to launch the Science Festival and open up opportunities for SA kids,” says Jakoet. “We have such exciting partners on board and an incredibly stimulating programme over the two weeks.
Thanks to a sponsorship from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), participating in the Sakhikamva Foundation Science Festival is free for all. There are various strategies afoot to help schools, parents and teachers with data issues to access the virtual festival programme.
Now, I’m off to sign Skylar up to attend the Sakhikamva Foundation – Free online Science Festival. It really is an amazing opportunity that I don’t want him to miss.