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Chance to explore the future of science
Learning science can be creative and fun, and gives you fresh ideas about different aspects of life. That's the message the Hong Kong Science Museum is trying to convey through a programme aimed at promoting a better understanding of the subject among students.
Now in its 10th year, Science Alive is co-organised by the British Council, the Education Bureau and the museum. It ends on Wednesday.
The museum invited science experts from Britain to conduct workshops and give lectures to students and teachers in Hong Kong. The workshops will encourage thought-provoking discussions on scientific, political and ethical issues. This learning approach will help students during science and liberal studies lessons.
There will also be other activities such as debates and interactive events.
The theme of this year's programme is 'Tomorrow's science'.
With this in mind, several topics related to the future of science will be discussed.
Will the world really end in 2012 or will we have time machines that will take us back? Will global warming get even worse? Science Alive will try to provide answers to many of these questions.
Other highlights include the lecture on black holes, worm holes and time machines.
For more details, visit hk.science.museum/