Science fun? While to many students, the two ideas might seem odd, even hilarious, the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre is hosting a show to prove just that. The Science Circus, which comes to Mauritius all the way from Africa, is kicking off its African tour in Mauritius.
After a first day dedicated to capacity building with staff of RGSC, the science shows start tomorrow, May 5, at Bell Village. They will be targeting Form III students, explained the director of RGSC. Students will witness live experiments set up as spectacular performances that will amaze and at the same time engage them and their inquisitive minds.
The capacity building workshop with the staff of RGSC will continue on May 11, while teachers will be initiated to two workshops – ‘Shedding light on learning: a hands on professional learning workshop on light’ and ‘Supporting a learning culture: how science centers are assisting teachers and education systems through inquiry’.
The Science Circus is joint project of the Australian National University, Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre and the Dūcere Foundation. After Mauritius, the travelling science programme will head to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Malawi.