As every year, the Minotaure School welcomed students from schools and colleges to Vendômois on Friday 26 January for the new edition of the Science Fair. Many associations and scholars attended to introduce the children to different topics and exchange their knowledge and experiences with them.
” It is very possible that among all these children we will find great scientists in the future. Pierre Morali, full of optimism, who came to talk to them, explains about Villarso, a researcher, musician, mechanical engineer and astronomer from Vendômois, who during his life worked on calculating the path of comets as well as on the stability of locomotives. Alongside him and in another workshop, young visitors can hold in their hands some real meteorites displayed by the Freebone network.
Electrons and towers
A little further away, Arville led students to be introduced to the operation of medieval siege engines. Upstairs, the Perche Nature Association aims to help them discover how to protect nature and the environment.
EDF, also a partner in the show, showed the children how electrons can produce electricity, and other speakers gave an introduction to astronomy: the discovery of constellations, connections between planets and mythology, the Earth's movement around the sun, connections between the planet Mars and science fiction. Alexandre Motardier, a researcher at the Synchrotron Soleil particle accelerator, also returned to the elementary components of matter.
Open on Saturday
Tomorrow, Saturday 27 January, at the Minotaur, the science fair will be open to all audiences and will offer these workshops again. Adults will be able to ask more “intensive” questions and children will once again participate in all workshops. The important point of this first chapter: the conference held by Alexandre Motardier, which will be held at 6:30 p.m., aimed at adults who will talk about the history of science and the profession of the researcher.