'Korea Science Festival 2000' to be held at COEX, 3-7 August

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'Korea Science Festival 2000' to be held at COEX, 3-7 August

The 'Korea Science Festival 2000', sponsored by the Korea Science Foundation, is to be held 3-7 August at the COEX in Samsung-dong, downtown Seoul. The purpose of the festival is to provide inquisitive children with an up-close scientific experience.

The program will consist of 126 items and will be divided into four main sections; 'Cyber Science Festival', 'World of Science Technology', 'World of Experience' and 'World of Challenge'.

In the 'World of Science Technology', viewers can catch a glimpse of Korea's advanced technology and pictures of tomorrow. Included in the showcase are: the image mobile phone IMT-2000, genes, a new model of the pollution-free car, home automation, and transmitters. In the 'World of Science Technology', viewers can taste and feel what it is going to be like in the year 2005.

The 'World of Experience' presents interesting corners such as the'Flying Bicycle' and 'McGyver's escape', in which visitors can experience the escape for themselves, by breaking invisible laser beams through the use of artificially designed installations.

Numerous competitions, including a scientific quiz, air rocket competition, and scientific craftwork competition have also been prepared in addition to the main events.

In the scientific craftwork competition, participants will compete with each other by making a scientific object using a variety of materials such as eggs, glass beads, Korean paper, and straws. In the quiz, the 6 teams that make it to the final, will compete by answering 3,000 questions over three consecutive days starting from the opening day.Participants are to be given hints via a large monitor screen and internet chatting.

Admission to the Festival is 200 Won ($18.2) for students, 300 Won for adults, and 1500 Won for groups of 30 or more.

For more information, please visit the site at www.scienceall.com.

by Park bang-joo

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