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2/9/2016 1:06:00 PM by CORINTH in Corinth Blog
Corinth Classroom sparking curiosity in Zagreb, Croatia
Science has brought the greatest inventions to humankind over time. It’s the driving force of progress and development. The world needs scientists to solve it’s problems. But what about the generation of today’s kids? Is science something that piques their interest? If not, well, we should think of something to make it attractive again.
Of course, there’s a lot of effort these days. Even Barrack Obama himself is trying to bring more kids to science. We are not the president of the US, but we’re doing our part as much as our resources allow us. That’s why when we were asked to take part in an educational and scientific fair for highschoolers called Science Picnic in Zagreb, Croatia, we never hesitated for a second.
The fair took place on 11th and 12th December 2015 in Zagreb Exhibition Center and attracted more than 50,000 visitors from all over Croatia, mostly children with parents. Our Corinth Classroom starred in a workshop fittingly called Classroom of the future, designated to introduce the latest tech available for education in a real-life classroom. Every student had a laptop at his disposal with our full array of libraries installed, so no limits on curiosity. Kids loved the app, after all, you can see for yourself in the video. We have even received some words of appreciation from Croatian Minister for Education Vedran Mornar.
Apart from the classroom tech, the visitors could try out and explore latest trends and ways how to make science popular: 3D printing, lots of DIY, robots and much else. Really, there was something for little kids as well as for teenagers or parents.
The kids were definitely enjoying all the workshops and attractions Science Picnic had to offer.They were leaving the exhibition halls with eyes wide open and hopefully with their curiosity turned up to maximum. You never know, maybe in 30 years’ time there will be a Nobelist from Croatia starting his award speech with: “You know, when I was a little kid, I saw this app and it made me wonder…”
Wouldn’t that be great?