Lab Live: Curiosity with OKIDO at The Workshop

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18 May - 19 May 2019




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Have you ever wondered how we explore space? what nature looks like up close? Or how others feel and experience emotions?

This Lab Live will inspire the next generation of innovators, scientists, makers, and inventors by testing their curiosity, exploring new worlds and seeking out new ideas. We’ll have 12 in-depth, hands-on activities from Institute of Imagination (iOi), OKIDO and our amazing partners including LEGO coding, building and design challenges, microscopic art activities and more:

Add to a Space Zoo with LEGO WeDo
Our planet is full of curious creatures. But what might life look like on other planets? Invent, design, build and code a Martian animal with LEGO Education WeDo kits.

Get hands-on with a digital microscope to explore how things look up close. Your hair, your skin, a toy, fabric – you can explore the patterns, similarities and secrets everyday objects hold. Get inspired by these natural patterns to create artworks inspired by these micro-worlds.

The Firebird Lab

Experience the iOi’s cultural residency, with movement and music workshops from Bittersuite, the multi-sensory music practitioners. The Firebird Lab is all about exploring and understanding the feelings of others, through sounds, taste, texture and more.

Build a Giant Marble Run
Create a collaborative marble run and see how long you can keep the ball rolling.

As with all of our events this event aims to inspire confidence, creativity and imagination. This event, in particular, is perfect for families with children aged 3-12 years and children of all abilities. Our focus is for children to be given the right tools and be in the right environment for their imagination and creativity to take hold, we want children to have fun whilst learning and the activities for this event allow children to explore what works for them. Lab Live: Curiosity with OKIDO will focus on collaboration between families and their children and the idea is that families will be able to take these skills home with them.