ACIB presents ROBOX to Nanoversity

On 21st April 2016 a group of 13 children aged 5-6 years old, together with their teachers from “Nanoversity” (TU Graz’s kindergarden), visited the labs of the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology at Graz University of Technology. Nanoversity kindergarden has a focus on natural Science and Technology as well as Gender and Diversity (http://portal.tugraz.at/portal/page/portal/TU_Graz/Gleichstellung/kinderbetreuung/krippe).

The kids enjoyed the half day very much as they had the opportunity to do some simple experiments in the lab such as studying things under the microscope, streaking out yeast on agar plates, learning about biotechnology and enzymes, carrying out some pH experiments with red cabbage extract plus watching what happens if dry ice is added to hot water.

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 Margit Winkler from the ROBOX project ACIB team organized experiments with red cabbage extract and Thorsten Bachler was in charge of the microscopes!

 

 Acknowledgments: The work has received funding from the European Union (EU) project ROBOX (grant agreement n° 635734) under EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme Research and Innovation actions H2020-LEIT BIO-2014-1.