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Outreach

FunLab is a unique laboratory at the American University in Cairo (AUC) where sciences can be mixed with fun to be discovered as never seen before. FunLab engages various audiences of different ages to know more about science interactively and entertainingly. FunLab’s philosophy is ‘Edutainment,’ which means science education through entertainment.

The main objectives of the FunLab are:
  • Changing the perceptions, opinions, and attitudes towards science to be more positive
  • Increasing knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts
  • Encouraging school students to adopt STEM fields for future study and career
  • Providing a unique experience for the audience full of enjoyment and inspiration
  • Enhancement and enrichment of formal science education

FunLab Shows

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Wonders of Sciences Show

‘Wonders of Sciences Show’ is a science show involving a set of scientific demonstrations and experiments in an interactive and entertaining ways

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Planetarium Show

With our portable Planetarium, audiences can explore the enigmatic beauty of the night sky, wonder at the scientific marvels and take a live tour from Earth, picking out visible Planets, our Moon, Stars and Galaxies.

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Spinatory

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The Spinning Laboratory

The Spinatory is a small closed round laboratory, which rotates around its center in a circular motion. Spinatory's main objective is to change the impression people have about science in general and physics in particular, which people consider a boring subject. Through the laboratory's interactive, experimental tools, students, kids and the general public can practice science and examine how funny it can be.

 

 

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Science Camps

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Innovative Hands-on Science

Science camps are one important strand of the science communication activities at the AUC, which aim to enhance interest in science among school students aged between 6 and 16 years old. Our science camps are usually a five-day event that include hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Science Bus (Under development)

Science Bus is the newest science communication project of AUC’s FunLab. The main aim of the Science Bus is to provide a state of the art mobile facility to promote science and raise the scientific awareness across Egypt. The Science Bus includes a mobile science exhibition, where audiences can experience science through mind-blowing demonstrations and activities. Besides, the bus provides a mobile venue to deliver ‘Wonders of Sciences Show’ outdoors.

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Science Shows Across Egypt

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Planetarium Shows Across Egypt

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Contact Us

FunLab Room 1173, Physics Department, School of Sciences and Engineering

The American University in Cairo, New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.

Phone: 0020 2 2615 2505                            Email: FunLab@aucegypt.edu