Hurray! ScientifiKIDs session I started!

A vacation full of fantastic SCIENCExperience!

ScientifiKIDs was launched at Akosombo International School in July 2012. It demanded a lot of time, work and resources from the pioneer ScientifiKIDs, but it was all very much fun and a relaxed atmosphere that had us visiting gardens, homes close by and an exclusive excursion to the Akosombo Hydroelectric Power Generation Station, a.k.a the “Dam”, Ghana’s main source of electricity.

Several days were spent to select topics, assemble materials, set up and rehearse projects as a learning activity as well as a filmed performance.

Text and note books were revised to refresh memories on the explanations of phenomena that experiments and demonstrations would illustrate.

  • Shadow fun!
  • Discovering the nature of light
  • Is that me?
  • Young scientist on field study
  • Discovering the functions of plants
  • Building an electromagnet
  • Generating electricity!
  • Does fire need oxygen?
  • Orientation session with Mr Bedu
  • Wiring an electro magnet
  • Separating mixtures
  • En route to Akosombo Dam
  • Entering Akosombo electricity plant
  • Electrified young scientists...
  • ...and enthustistic teachers!
  • ScientifiKIDS 100%
  • Electricity team planning...
  • Girls leading in science!
  • Our camera crew at work
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Teams of varied sizes from a minimum of 2 and maximum of 7 persons formed and created 12 projects covering topics from life, earth and physical branches of science, including a teenie-weenie lesson about a giant and most dominant element found in space. One look at the picture below and you can name it.


Acknowledgements of support for ScientifiKIDs Season I

  • Akosombo International School (AIS): Science educators, science lab, materials and participants
  • Savannah Communications a.k.a. Mr. Tony Akpene Klu: Transport
  • Volta River Estates through Mr. A. Blay: Snacks (thanks for the fresh bananas!!!)
  • VRA Akosombo Power Generation Station: Volta Dam tour

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