Science Days 2018

Enthusing young people with bionics for technology 

Science Days 2018

Diving playfully into the world of science and technology is an experience for young and old. The Science Days were held at Europa-Park Rust from 18 to 20 October 2018. The focus of the three-day event is on experimenting and designing with different materials and objects.

Arousing enthusiasm and promoting skills – this is what the Science Days at Europa-Park in Rust are all about. The Science Days have already taken place for the 18th time. They are aimed at pupils and teachers as well as the interested public from the age of nine. The main topics this year were water and science fiction. During the event, Festo presented the Bionics Kit, a bionics construction kit, for the first time. Visitors had the opportunity to design the fin shapes of a fish robot and then test them directly in the swimming pool.

The Bionic Fish – a highlight of this year’s Science Days
The Bionic Fish – a highlight of this year’s Science Days

‘The course for a later career choice is set at a young age. The Science Days are therefore an important catalyst because they combine technology with emotion and fun. That’s why this event is so close to our hearts,’ says Alfons Riek, vice president of technology and innovation, Group holding, Festo.

Bionics4Education – playfully enthusing for bionics

Getting young people excited about technology is one of Festo Didactic’s and the Bionic Learning Network’s major goals. Bionics4Education brings the world of bionics together with the education sector.
The Bionics4Education interactive education concept allows a variety of topics relating to bionics to be experienced by young people: it consists of a digital learning environment (www.bionics4education.com) and a practical training kit, which the learners can use to recreate bionic robot animals in a creative manner. The kit contains the material for building a bionic elephant trunk, a bionic fish and a bionic chameleon gripper. In addition to the hardware, there is a digital learning environment with free content about bionics as well as helpful tips for assembly and practical implementation.

Bionics Kit