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Putuo hosts city’s first community science mart
From:Shanghai Daily  |  2020-09-25 08:29

Shanghai’s first community science market opened inPutuoDistrict yesterday to mark the beginning of a series of events for “national science promotion day.”

The market features scientific workshops, classes and games at TaopuTown’s Community Academy in the northwest district. Over 100 events will be held through tomorrow.

China listed the third weekend of September as a science popularization day in 2005 to promote knowledge in disease prevention, environment protection, energy saving, food safety and smart technologies.

“The market aims to better cap residents’ demands in education, medical andseniorcare, while enriching their spiritual life,” saidZhengBing, head of thePutuoDistrict Association for Science and Technology.

Ten volunteer teams were unveiled to promote science and technology acrossthe district.

The market includes a section displaying the latest robots and unmanned technologies with students from local elementary and middle schools invited to carry out various experiments with the help of robots.

Visitors can learn how to make a cup of coffee or cook in a kitchen featuring precise measuring equipment, while a workshop allows participants to make wooden artworks.

Elderly visitors can learn how to make sachets containing traditional Chinese medicine herbs, or playWuqinxi— the five-animal exercises — invented by one of the greatest doctors in Chinese history,HuaTuo, more than 1,800 years ago.