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Fun Science Experiments for Kids (Experiment Programmes at Christmas)

The Secret of the Robotic Arm

Nowadays, robots have become an integral part of our lives, ranging from toys to industries. Robots are not merely referring to humanoids but also include other different types. One of the earliest and most widely used is the robotic arm. The device looks simple but involves basic science such as mechanics and hydraulics.

In this programme, participants will compare the similarities of the robotic arm and human arm, learn about the principle of hydraulic pressure, and investigate how the hydraulic device can transfer energy effectively to achieve the best performance. Finally, participants will make a simple DIY mechanical clip and experience the magic of hydraulics.







29.12.2021 (Wed)

10:30am – 12:00nn



29.12.2021 (Wed)

2:30pm – 4:00pm



30.12.2021 (Thu)

10:30am – 12:00nn



30.12.2021 (Thu)

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Remark: All the sessions have identical content

Venue: Laboratory, G/F, Hong Kong Science Museum

Language: Cantonese

Fee: $36 (This is the concessionary fee for students. Other discounts are not applicable.)

Age: 8 – 10 (Age is calculated as at the date of the programme)

Capacity: 30 persons per session (If the number of applications exceeds the quota, places will be allocated by computer ballot)

Enrolment method: Application closed

Application start date: 15.10.2021 (Fri)

Application deadline: 19.11.2021 (Fri)

Announcement of result: 23.11.2021 (Tue) (Application result will be announced on this website, successful applicants will receive a confirmation email with payment instruction)

Application result: Participant list

Programme arrangements, quota and content are subject to changes without prior notice. In case of disputes, the decision of the Hong Kong Science Museum is final.

Enquiries: 2732 3249 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays)


Last Modified: 22-11-2021

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