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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Global challenges highlighted at interactive Energy World Qatar (photos)

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All photos by Chantelle D’mello

A Qatar exhibition that aims to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math is entering its final days at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in West Bay.

Energy World, which is being supported by Shell, Qatar Petroleum and the Qatar Tourism Authority, is a maze-like exhibit that highlights the challenges we face with regards to food, water and power.

It includes an interactive space on energy, where wind, sun, nuclear power, water and oil are explored at various stations. Attendees can choose to create handmade waves, blast wind at a sequined wall, or feel the density of various oils.

Energy World 2015
Energy World 2015

A discussion on home science then follows, with the zone’s walls featuring statistics on water usage and energy conservation. This zone includes a larger-than-life hamburger, an illusion room and several large-scale replicas of toothbrushes and a shower for effect.

The third zone is dedicated to a group trivia game on water, food and energy, and on a whack-a-mole like game that measures the contestant’s force and converts it into joules.

A fourth zone is dedicated to hands-on activities, including an experiment zone where local edutainment group Mad Science has ongoing shows.

Energy World 2015
Energy World 2015

Children can also create their own small vehicles, airplanes and boats, and test them out on various surfaces. The highlights of this zone are a set of rotation-inflated spheres that convert movement into energy units, and an exercise floor on kinetic energy that transforms the movements of visitors into energy measured by joules.

The final zone features additional information on how visitors can be involved in the energy world project after the exhibit concludes tomorrow.

The event is free and open to the public, and will run from 2 to 10 pm today, and 10am to 10pm tomorrow. Free parking is available in the underground car park.

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