New Space Edu-ventures in KidZania

KidZania Kuala Lumpur has just launched its “Science & Space” variable school-holiday programme and it promises a plethora of fun, engaging, and educational activities. Specially designed to captivate inquisitive, young minds, these interactive activities and experiments are sure to broaden their interest and knowledge of science and space.

Kidzania Space Launch

To officiate the launch of Kidzania’s newest feature was none other than Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr. Mazlan Othman, the first Malaysian astrophysicist and former Director General of the Malaysian National Space Agency (Angkasa), who also served as the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.

It is certainly heartening to see corporate organisations such as KidZania Kuala Lumpur contributing towards the enhancement of learning of science and space. Truly, science helps children develop vital life skills such as problem solving and logical thinking. Science is totally relevant to our everyday life. What is more inspiring is that in a child’s role as a scientist, they can aspire to solve world challenges such as climate change. This is important for the younger generation.

Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr. Mazlan Othman

Also present at the launch were Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur and representatives from collaborating partners comprising Faber-Castell, Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), F&N, Mission Foods and Kewpie, Google, Tanamera, Generasi Marikh Academy, mangoSTEEMS and the Science Bridge Academy.

We’re certainly going all out to make this an unforgettable and most importantly, enjoyable experience for kids and their parents as well. Not only will they be entertained and engaged through the activities and workshops featuring a whole lot of fun, they will also learn so much about the sciences and our universe by participating in these activities.

This highly concerted effort features the culmination of many organisations coming together at KidZania Kuala Lumpur with one purpose – to educate kids on the wonders of science and space by implementing fun and engaging activities. In this regard, I would like to thank all our partners who have come together so willingly to make this programme a success.

Shahrul Nizar Ahmad

KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Science & Space programme will be running from 25 May to 16 June 2019 to coincide with the local school holidays in Malaysia and Singapore.

About Kidzania’s Science and Space Programme

As with all other programmes and activities within Kidzania, the Science and Space Programme holds fast to KidZania’s ‘Learn Life Today’ philosophy which champions early ‘real life experiences’ through hands-on role-play engagements and opportunities. It showcases the fun side of learning about science and space while promoting essential life skills, such as independence, problem solving and creativity.

The science and space programme comprises of eight main activities and four weekend workshops. They will be featured amidst other establishment activities and take place around different locations within KidZania.

The 8 Main Activities

  • Junior Astropreneur Mini Bootcamp
  • Kem Angkasa
  • Google Expeditions VR Experience
  • Build a Windmill
  • Improving Playdough Process
  • Creative Tack-It Modelling
  • Making Galaxy Slime
  • Making Moon Sands

Junior Astropreneur Mini Bootcamp (Generasi Marikh Academy)

This activity introduces participants to “New Space” entrepreneurship while teaching skills such as problem identification, divergent thinking, elevator pitching and lean methodology, among others. Kids will also learn about new careers opening up in the new space industry.

Kem Angkasa (Generasi Marikh Academy)

IIn this activity, kids will learn how to build their very own paper satellite.

Google Expeditions VR Experience

This activity involves a virtual tour using Virtual Reality (VR) goggles to travel to destinations such as Mars and the Apollo Saturn Centre. It also incorporates a general introduction to astronomy.

Build a Windmill (mangoSTEEMS)

This science-based activity allows participants to learn about wheel-and-axle machines.

Improving Playdough Process (mangoSTEEMS)

In this activity, children will reinforce their knowledge on the concepts of liquids and solids.

Creative Tack-It Modelling (Faber-Castell)

Using Faber-Castell’s Creative Tack-It product, participants will learn to make shapes of moons and planets.

Making Galaxy Slime (The Science Bridge Academy)

Kids will learn about chemistry, the states of matter and how the composition of materials are made out of atoms and molecules as they concoct their own galaxy slime.

Making Moon Sands (The Science Bridge Academy)

This activity will teach kids about hydrophobic properties as they make their own moon sand.

The 4 Weekend Workshops

  • Galaxy Bath Bomb
  • Astronaut’s Chocolate Pudding
  • Dodecahedron
  • Launch a Rocket

Galaxy Bathbomb

Conducted by Tanamera, visitors learn to make a galaxy-themed bath-bomb in this workshop.

Astronaut’s Chocolate Pudding

In this workshop by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), kids will learn how to make an astronaut’s pudding.

Dodecahedron

A workshop by Faber-Castell that will teach children about geometry as they make a dodecahedron – a three-dimensional figure with 12 faces.

Launch-a-Rocket

Conducted by F&N, this workshop sees participants constructing a rocket and launching it using groceries that can be found at home!

Get 40% Off Your Tickets!

For a limited time only, families will be able to enjoy 40% off all ticket purchases using the promo code: ATOM40 (terms and conditions apply). More information about the programme and further details about activities can be found at http://bit.ly/2PsD4ZA.

About KidZania Kuala Lumpur

KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family edutainment centre that offers interactive learning and role-play experiences for kids. The first of its kind in providing edutainment fun, KidZania empowers and inspires kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city. KidZania’s kid-sized city experience is targeted at kids aged between 4 to 14 years which allows them to choose from over 100 job related role-plays spread across 60 various city establishments. As in the real world, children perform “jobs” and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be entertained. KidZania is built as a replica of a real functioning child-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of “establishments” sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.

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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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