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June 26, - July 2, 2007
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Kids thrilled at Science Park expo

Waree Chiangmai School shows off

Kids thrilled at Science Park expo

Linda Ratchai
Hundreds of students from Chiang Mai and surrounding school districts got a chance to see scientific exhibits up close at the Science Park expo held at Maejo University.

Now if I crank this fast enough Chiang Mai will never have a black out again.
The 20 plus exhibits, sponsored by the National Science Museum (NSM), the National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand (MTEC), the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) and National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) transformed complicated scientific explanations into easy and fun learning projects children of all ages could enjoy.
There were about 20 Science exhibitions such as the Substance through Plasma Ball, Learning about Nature, also games and activities like the Super Power Rebounding Ball, Learning the Nanotechnology through the “power of ten” activity, the Miraculous Science exhibit and the special “Rocket Show”. A mobile lab even demonstrated how to make chocolate which of course was a crowd pleaser among the young ones.
Somjit Wanma, a 14 year old student from Ban pong Mae Lob School, Lampang said he would like his hometown to have science activities like the Science Park so students will learn more and have fun with at the same time.

This is really cool, an endless supply of light.

Hey, I can see Bangkok!

Every time I try this we have an earthquake.

Let’s do the bunny hop!


Waree Chiangmai School shows off

The proud debate team showing off their certificates.

Waree Chiang Mai School won the second runner up prize for Chair Wathee debate contest at the mobile event held on stage recently at Kad Suan Kaew Hotel and Shopping Complex.
The group, learning the Thai language and contents of the Waree Chiang Mai School, participated in the debate competition on the topic “1000 million or 1000 which one is enough?” and also the topic on “sufficient economic philosophy is as a guideline for every one” at the event.
The school winning team consisted of Ratcharin Singkharaj, a Mattayom 6 student, Namphufah Petchkaew, and Ms Cholticha Petcharanasangkul, the Mattayom 5 students who were all advised by Master Pongsakorn Sommitre, the head of the group representing the school for the debate contest.
Meanwhile, students of the English and Bilingual Program of Waree Chiang Mai School were entertained by the visiting Up with People during their visit to Chiang Mai. School representatives performed by singing and dancing which impressed the guests from the international music group.

The Up with People group performing for the students at Waree.



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