International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation organized a trip for IBC Kilis CC beneficiaries to Planet House, Gaziantep which is one the largest planetariums in the region.
The trip was a good opportunity to entertain the students of the CC computer course and let them have some quality time. 12 beneficiaries had the chance to visit the Planet House. The trip aimed to develop interest in science and technology, to develop teamwork and collaboration skills, and to have students learning interactively through experiment-observation.
In the Planetarium and Science Center, the students entered into a globe-shaped planetarium, staring at the stars from the earth, and then roaming all the planets one by one under the guidance of a guide. Moreover, Students sat in armchairs in the globe looked at planets near and far from the sun as if they were on a real space journey. They also watched a short film about astronauts and the formation of the solar system. Thanks to the trip, students had a broad knowledge of space and space sciences.
Afterwards, the trainees who had the chance to see the workshops at the Planetarium and Science Center spent time in the workshops where robot, technology, astronomy, space, physics, chemistry, biology, advanced educational materials, human robot technologies, artificial intelligence applications and scientific experiments were applied.
After the Planet House, students visited course centers and robotic workshops in GASMEK Education Academy, which is described as the People's University of Gaziantep, where art and vocational trainings are implemented.
The beneficiaries thanked the Blue Crescent Foundation for offering them this opportunity , stating that they loved the experiments and enjoyed the trip.