As part of the Science Festival, IUT Paul Sabatier in Custer opened its doors to school children. Teachers and Bachelor of Technology (BUT) students welcomed CM1-CM2 classes from École Louis Pasteur and two 5th grade classes from College Montagne Noire de Labruguière, around a hundred children, around fun and interactive workshops.
Students transformed themselves into budding chemists during workshops led by BUT chemistry students on fun chemistry concepts, such as making grenadine caviar, understanding the concepts of density and miscibility, as well as a workshop on magnetism.
BUT Packaging introduced schoolchildren to eco-design: choosing the right packaging to protect eggs, discovering the making of boxes and recycled paper, transporting a cardboard boat… The students left with a key holder designed eco-designed by the students!
Schoolchildren were also able to discover the fascinating ‘history of the abacus’ from the French Revolution to the present day as part of a conference led by Philippe Argyle, professor at the University of Toulouse-Paul Sabatier and researcher at LAAS – CNRS.
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