The Scientific Fair is a day-long entertainment program for children and youth, as well as for teachers, parents and the general public, that was held on September 14th in Bratislava. The Fair presents different fields of science and research in an interesting and interactive way.
NPPC team introduced to the visitors the aim of the project and presented them the cultivation of wheat in the Slovak Republic and the modern trends in the cultivation of this crop. By using a microscope, visitors could observe different kinds of wheat and different grain color. They also learned about breeding aimed at creating new wheat with higher added value. Children tried how to extract anthocyanins, natural pigments of colored wheat grains and how these substances react to changed pH.