Written by Daniela Bruma
High school students have discovered the space in a fun and engaging way through Debate Club, Jeopardy Game, and Virtual Reality Experience.
The Solar System Exploration Day event took place on July 26, from 2 pm to 6 pm, at America House. In order for visitors to have more fun and to understand the information better, the event was divided into three parts: Debate Club, Jeopardy Game, and VR Experience.
In the beginning, from 2 pm to 3 pm, the participants engaged in a debate session. The American Spaces volunteers, Iamis and Daniela, presented some facts about space and engaged with the audience with some questions on Mentimeter. After that, they watched a video about the origins of the universe, which helped them to understand our world better. After receiving all this valuable information, the high-school students were arranged into 3 groups, where they discussed one of these topics: “Should Humanity continue seeking knowledge about the Universe?”; “Do you think we are alone in the Universe?”; and “Who/What is responsible for Earth’s future?”. The visitors had to justify every opinion.
After the Debate Club was finished, the Jeopardy Game started. From 3 pm to 4 pm, Nadia and Ilinca prepared some interesting questions about Space. Teams had a lot of fun trying to find the correct answer. In this game, knowledge is power, and each member has the chance to show their inner intelligence.
The next activity was to explore the space with VR glasses. From 4 pm to 6 pm, the participants had the opportunity to teleport into space. With the help of our volunteers, Iulian and Tatiana, everyone had a chance to discover the Universe, from the simplest stars to the enormous planets.
Humans are driven to explore the unknown, discover new worlds, expand scientific and technical limits, and then go even further. With the help of all these creative and interactive activities, visitors understood the solar system better.