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Friday, December 28, 2012

Science Festival 2012 @Pusat Sains Negara (Part 1)

We went for a visit to National Science Centre located in Bukit Kiara, KL recently.  This is an event that we'll never want to miss every year end.  Admission was free in conjunction with Science Festival held during that period. 
 
 
 
Walk-in Lab: Demonstration of plant photosynthesis & respiration 
 
BTB (Brom thymol blue) solution is used as an indicator for the presence of carbon dioxide in this demo. Blow lots of carbon dioxide with the straw into the solution and it turns green, blow more co2 and it turns light yellow.  Put in some algae (plant) into the liquid and expose the container in sunlight.  As photosynthesis (water+sunlight+carbon dioxide+chloroplast(plant)) takes place, the carbon dioxide will be used up, making the solution turn towards blue.
 
 
 
It was a weekday when we were there. We first approached the Nature Secrets Lab and we were the only one there. The staff was so friendly that we were shown the emergence of pupae to larva before they transform into butterflies or moths. 
 
So many to explore..
 
 
Moon walking
 
Walk-in lab: DNA process. The kids learn how to make a DNA structure.
 
Many more to explore
 
Making of foam aircraft
 
 
There was an Ayamas stall but their menu was somewhat limited and we didn't realize there was a swimming pool there after so many visits!
 

We spent almost 4 hours there before we left for our late lunch but still there were lots left unexplored.   I promised the boy for another visit before the science festival ended, this time he got to play flying fox, wall climbing and paint ball shooting for the very first time and and many many more! Stay tuned for Part 2.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Yan said...

Interesting. I wanted to visit this place a few times. Always, we stayed far from this area.
Ian enjoyed the activities so much. Clever you , letting him have chance to explore so many things in this school holiday.

December 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Yee Ling said...

I think I will bring them go only in a few years time so that they can have better understanding.

December 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM  

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