On Friday, 15 June, Dutch astronaut André Kuipers will teach 300 primary school children from Emmen about space travel, science and technology.
Kuipers’ lecture at DC Tech in Emmen is part of the Techniekpact (Technology Pact) programme whose goal is to steer more children toward a future career in technology. The pact is an agreement between the Dutch government and schools and businesses to strengthen the tech sector job market.
Kuipers will take the pupils, who attend the 7th grade of Dutch primary school (ages 10-11), on a trip through the world of astrophysics. The kids will learn about gravity and weightlessness and attend workshops where they can put what they have learned to use.
The Techniekpact Collegetour is organized in the run up to the National Techniekpact conference on 18 June at the TT Circuit in Assen.