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Printemps des Sciences @ ULB

2019 March 28
09h30

This March, EIM students from grades 6 to 10 will have the chance to immerse themselves in the biggest event of scientific culture in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. ‘Printemps des Sciences’ is science awareness week in the French Community of Belgium, taking place each year in early spring. In a decade, it has become the reference event in the field of awakening and scientific culture.

This March, EIM students from grades 6 to 10 will have the chance to immerse themselves in the biggest event of scientific culture in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. ‘Printemps des Sciences’ is science awareness week in the French Community of Belgium, taking place each year in early spring. In a decade, it has become the reference event in the field of awakening and scientific culture.

It has 3 major goals:

1.To restore scientific culture to its place within the general culture,

2.To make the public discover the contributions of science, the concrete applications and the stakes in particular in terms of economic development, wellbeing and creation of new activities,

3.To stimulate the idea of scientific vocations through stimulating the curiosity and creativity of the youngest.

In practice it is the opportunity to offer interactive exhibitions, laboratories and workshops or activities of scientific awakening for the youngest.

The Science Exhibition presents projects designed by ULB and Hautes Écoles students. Allowing the meeting between visitors and young scientists, the exhibition invites you to discover the many facets of the different disciplines of science, through numerous demonstrations and experiments, often playful.

For this year it’s all about:

‘Worlds by the billion. Inert elements that assemble into living beings. Biodiversity and ecosystems beyond comprehension. And yet, everything we see, everything we discover day by day - from the infinitely small to the infinitely large - is only built from a hundred different microscopic elements, and all forged in the heart of stellar furnaces! The oxygen we breathe, the iron we eat, the copper of our coins, the calcium in our bones, the uranium of our power stations, the carbon that constitutes us, the gold of our jewels ... it’s all just star dust. This is the incredible provisional conclusion of an investigation that has lasted for centuries, even millennia. Some elements are ubiquitous, others rare and sought after, even coveted. They give rise to the best and the worst, always. How were they discovered? Do we really know them? How to best arrange them to improve our world? And are these elements so "elementary" as that? Russian dolls or ultimate components of the material?’