Title: Physi-chemistry (experiments & show)
Presenter: László Csatári, István Kozsup
How to complement the dry, school-bookish curriculum with the help of experiments?
On stage we perform physical and chemical experiments which are meant to be really spectacular as students expect show elements that are hard and perhaps unnecessary to provide at school.
We also wish to give special experience to students who have not learned either physics or chemistry before, but are interested in nature. There is not any scientific explanation at all, we just give a taste for sciences. We concentrate on the sight and sound effects to raise students’ interest without direct teaching.
We have refined our show of experiments for years through working together on several school occasions and project days. Now it is supplemented with show elements especially for the general public. Highlights of the experiments: firewall-redefined, making fire with water, there is fire but nothing is burnt, flying objects, smoky experiments, lasers and friendly helium.
Title: Project IKARUS
Presenter: Reto Speerli, Felix Speerli
We chose to go to space! Not because it is easy, but because it is hard! The crowning conclusion of this project were several weather balloon missions to the edge of space. Teaching objectives of the interdisciplinary project were topics such as natural sciences, meteorology, Swiss geography and rocket science. In the latest project three space missions into the stratosphere were successfully carried out in May 2016. The balloon probes of the pupils have reached an altitude of 32,000 meters above ground level and captured with the built-in cameras spectacular aerial photographs of Switzerland. In order to achieve this goal, the class has intensively worked on the relevant topics and acquired the necessary knowledge and skills by doing research and thoroughly experimenting with the physics phenomena using everyday materials. In our lecture, we present our IKARUS project, and the didactics behind it, as well as the original footage and a few selected and simple experiments on stage.
Title: Pupils’ night of applied sciences
Presenter: Daiga Krievina, Mara Rabante
Every great person started small and complexity evolves from simplicity as long there is a chance to improve. You will be able to see this during our performance!
Pupils’ night of applied sciences allows to learn, to show and to understand something new using everyday substances and items. During the performance viewers will not only be able to see how ideas are being created but they also become part of the show. Members of the audience will be able to slip into the role of pupils in the night of applied sciences and learn to create a real orchestra of experiments.