BioCyberKidzz, Maribor

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Workshops leaders:


Dr. Špela Petrič (SI), Maja Smrekar (SI), Dr. Marc Dusseiller (CH), Monika Pocrnjić (SI), plus tba..

File:Form to fill out

info for the organizers

  • Author(s)

Monika Pocrnjić (SI), Dr. Marc Dusseiller (CH), & tba

  • Title of the workshop


  • Workshop Description for catalogue / web-site (1500 characters)
  • Workshop Description for leaflet (500 characters)
  • Schedule (number of days)

27th nov, 3 hours

  • Bio for catalogue / web-site (1000 characters without spaces for a catalogue)
  • Images for catalogue / web-site (3-5 illustrations with credits in jpeg or tiff, 300 dpi)
  • Photo of artist for catalogue / web-site (in jpeg or tiff, 300 dpi, with credits)


Photo: hackteria | cc-by-sa

Text for website, long

Text for leaflet, short

Modules, mbe change or reduce a few?

Microscopy, yes

This is an introduction to microscopy where the children will explore their environments, collect samples, observe them and compare them with other samples.

Bacterial Jewellery, yes

The Bacterial Jewellery module comes as a take away amulet that has a living fingerprint of the participant.

Yeast powered balloon

This is a balloon inflates as a result of the yeast growing and interacting with its environment

Bio-Accoustic Ear amplifier

This is a simple amplifier built with cardboard that augments their perception of sound.

BioEngineering introduction for 8 yr olds

They will build body extenstions that will augment their touch perception.

The Lab Book

Recording observations is an important aspect of laboratory life. This module will teach them to collect and record data.

Old text

The Hackteria BioLab introduces the world of microorganisms to children (age 7-10). Using a hacked microscope as the focal point, the participants will be introduced to microscopy, culturing living organisms and building simple tools to engage with the microscopic and the natural world around them. At the end of the workshop they will be able to take home little amulet Petri dishes with their own “living” fingerprints, a yeast powered balloon and simple bio-accoustic ear amplifiers. With this workshop we hope to emphasize that observing life is not just fun, but also takes time and patience. The workshop will consist of several modules that will introduce children to collecting micro-organisms, observing them and classifying them. They will get to culture their own organisms and observe the reactions between the organism and its environment. They will also construct tools that will help them identify complex and intricate relationships that make up an ecology. The children will be introduced to a laboratory environment where the lab becomes less of an intimidating space and more of a space to spark their curiosity.

Review from Ars 2011

you can download it here