TV and video contents can be excellent tools for science diffusion allowing science to reach more people and remote publics. At Fábrica - Ciência Viva Science Center a project, dedicated to create science contents for the media, was developed and implemented in Portugal. Among the various activities undertaken within the project, those aimed to introduce science to the younger are of particular importance. “FabriKA Science to Play” is a TV magazine dedicated to young public and devoted to science and technology. The goal of this magazine is to promote the public engagement in science and technology and to involve the youngest into science through visual demonstrations and hands-on activities. The magazine involves twenty two programs covering several topics, such as chemistry, physics, biology, robotics and engineering. The programs are divided into advanced topics that can be carried out at our Science Center, and scientific explanations of facts of the everyday life that can be perform with low cost materials. This magazine is running in a national TV channel and it links the public to the Fábrica Science Center activities. The structure of each program is based on the exploration of a theme, typically through hands-on activities or lab sessions. At the end of each program, all materials and components are listed. The young public watching the program is stimulated to perform the experiment at home with the help of family or friends. In this talk the magazine will be presented and explored in detail and its impact will be discussed.

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Science to play
A TV magazine for young public

Pedro Pombo   Fabrica Science Center - University of Aveiro, Portugal

Sofia Barata   Fabrica Science Center - University of Aveiro, Portugal

Miguel Cardoso   Fabrica Science Center - University of Aveiro, Portugal

Marta Condesso   Fabrica Science Center - University of Aveiro, Portugal

Jorge Costa   Fabrica Science Center - University of Aveiro, Portugal

Sofia Teixeira – Fabrica Science Center - University of Aveiro, Portugal

TV and video contents can be excellent tools for science diffusion allowing science to reach more people and remote publics. At Fábrica - Ciência Viva Science Center a project, dedicated to create science contents for the media, was developed and implemented in Portugal. Among the various activities undertaken within the project, those aimed to introduce science to the younger are of particular importance. “FabriKA Science to Play” is a TV magazine dedicated to young public and devoted to science and technology. The goal of this magazine is to promote the public engagement in science and technology and to involve the youngest into science through visual demonstrations and hands-on activities. The magazine involves twenty two programs covering several topics, such as chemistry, physics, biology, robotics and engineering. The programs are divided into advanced topics that can be carried out at our Science Center, and scientific explanations of facts of the everyday life that can be perform with low cost materials. This magazine is running in a national TV channel and it links the public to the Fábrica Science Center activities. The structure of each program is based on the exploration of a theme, typically through hands-on activities or lab sessions. At the end of each program, all materials and components are listed. The young public watching the program is stimulated to perform the experiment at home with the help of family or friends. In this talk the magazine will be presented and explored in detail and its impact will be discussed.

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