Tinkering Workshops Public Lectures Science Explanation
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Tinkering Workshops
  In conjunction with the theme of each section of the special exhibition, the workshop inspires visitors to creatively recycle waste materials. The theme, the general direction and a few tips will be given, yet without offering particular "guidance" or "defining steps". The aim is to encourage participants to creatively reuse materials from daily life. There are four challenges:

1. Robotic Hand: Make an arm to grab the specified object.   2. Samara Flyer: Make the aircraft fly within the range marked on the duct.
3. Structural Design: Use light, thin paper to hold up treasures.   4. Happy City: Build a sustainable city based on biomimetic concepts.
Time Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
10:30 - 11:00 Robotic Hand and Structural Design
Tinkering Zone

Free Challenge Workshop

Robotic Hand Family Workshop

Structural Design Family Workshop
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00 Samara Flyer  Family Workshop Happy City
Family Workshop
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00 Science Explanation Science Explanation Science Explanation
15:00 - 15:30 Science Explanation Science Explanation Science Explanation
15:30 - 16:00 Samara Flyer & Happy City Tinkering Zone

Free Challenge Workshop
16:00 - 16:30 Structural Design Family Workshop

Robotic Hand Family Workshop

16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30 Happy City
Family Workshop
Samara Flyer Family Workshop
17:30 - 18:00  

* The schedule is subject to change.
Public Lectures

Lecture: The Interpretaion of Janine Benyus's Biomimicry World
Speaker: Controller Oscar Leong (Macao Science Center Education and Exhibits Department)
Date & Time: 10 February 2019 (Sunday) 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Language: Cantonese
Place: Meeting Room 3 & 4, Macao Science Center

Remarks: Teachers participating in the lecture will receive the training attendance certificate issued by MSC.
Online registration: https://goo.gl/forms/dXOeNzOTAiJ99Fb03
Contact number and email: 8795 7293 / guidalai@msc.org.mo

Lecture: The story-telling Science Museum
Speaker: Director Hsuch-Yu Chen
(Taiwan Science Education Center)
Date & Time: 1 December 2018 (Saturday), 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Language: Mandarin
Place: G02, Exhibition Center, Macao Science Center

Lecture: Learning from Nature: Bio‐inspired Materials & Multi-functional Surfaces
Speaker: Associate Professor & Vice Department Chair PO-YU CHEN
(Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University of Taiwan)
Date & Time: 2 December 2018 (Sunday), 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Language: Mandarin
Place: G02, Exhibition Center, Macao Science Center

Lecture: Robot motion generation from bio-inspired engineering aspects
Speaker: Professor Pei-Chun Lin
(Bio-inspired Robotics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Taiwan)
Date & Time: 2 December 2018 (Sunday), 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Language: Mandarin
Place: G02, Exhibition Center, Macao Science Center

Online registration: http://goo.gl/oPdWSe
Contact No.: 8795 7295 / 8795 7293
Email: activity@msc.org.mo
Science Explanation
  The science communicator will explain in detail what biomimicry is while debunking the myths behind such animal instincts like:
"Why the hummingbird can hover in the air?"; "Why would the woodpecker not suffer from concussion?" "Why can geckos defy gravity?"; and, "Why is the pitcher plant (nepenthes) so smooth ?".
The science communicator will also explain how mankind discovers, learns, identifies, understands, analyzes and apply solutions from nature, to mend, resolve or remedy issues faced by mankind through biomimetic insight.

Date: Monday to Sunday
Time: 12:30-13:00; 15:00-15:30

Dramatic Guided Tours

Dramatic Guided Tours Related to Biomimicry Exhibition: The Animal World of Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus loves to observe animals and plants, wondering if she can solve some human problems based on nature-inspired approaches.
The bell rings and it’s the robot Bionic paying a visit to Janine. Bionic has a memory of the relationship among humans, animals and plants. Led by Bionic, Janine seems to better understand how people should humbly learn from nature, get biomimetic inspiration, and embrace sustainability.

Participants will learn about the traits of animals, and how humans can learn from nature to solve problems in life.

Show length: 20 minutes
Venue: Exhibition Hall 2
Language: Cantonese

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