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Art

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Gabriel Abrantes - Programmed Melancholy
Based on the exhibition Programmed Melancholy by Gabriel Abrantes, we have designed a game with activities for you to do at home with your family. The challenges will be presented in PDF on the museum website and can be done with materials commonly found at home. At the end, you can show your creations on social media! 

Target audience: children and young people aged 7 to 16  
Conceived by: Patrícia Trindade  

The Peepshow 
What is hidden in each box? We are going to discover the artists in the EDP Foundation Art Collection through small challenges presented on our website. Every activity will reveal and explore the ideas behind the artists’ work. At the end, you can show your creations on social media.  

Target audience: children and young people aged 6 to 14  
Conceived by: Patrícia Trindade  

Technology

Static electricity, magic or science?
Electric charges with the same signal are repelled and electric charges of opposite signals are attracted. The phenomenon of static electricity observed in an experience accessible to all.

There was light! The electrical switch
To obtain light at home, a closed electrical circuit is needed to connect the power source to the lamp. What happens when we open the circuit? Simple instructions for learning to control the electric current.

Will you sail with the wind? Wind energy
The strength of the wind, a natural and inexhaustible resource, allows energy to be produced. Understand wind energy in five steps, accessible to everyone.

(Un)focus: digital photography with analog filters
Photography is the technique of creating images through light exposure. A simple way to create amazing images and understand the essence of photography.

Kinetic Energy 
Kinetic energy is a type of energy present in all moving bodies. This energy can have a lot of sources, for example the wind that makes the turbines spin, and usually is transformed in electrical energy besides other purposes.

Fashion Stylist with Polygons 
Geometry is an area of mathematics that studies the shapes. In this exercise, we used flat shapes and drew polygons.

The Electric Battery
Alessandro Volta invented the battery in 1800 when he disagreed with another scientist, Luigi Galvani, who years earlier had made a dead frog jump. Get to know the story in this video.

Electricity and Magnetism
Hans Christian Oersted discovered the relationship between magnetism and electricity and paved the way for Michael Faraday's discovery, as narrated in this video.

Hydroelectric Power
Learn more about this renewable energy in this video.

Eolic Energy
Learn more about this renewable energy in this video.