This seemingly simple question will be answered by students from the elementary school in Zuwaida. On May 7, children will communicate directly with the Copernicus Science Center and investigate how the laws of science work. Electronic laboratories start the spring season!
Acids, camouflage, and electrolytes
During classes with tutors from the Copernicus Science Center, students will check, among other things, the interaction of readily available materials. Copernicus Electronic Labs are online classes that complement distance learning perfectly. During these experiments, the experiments can be done at home, all you need are the daily items on hand. In a spring scenario, for acids, participants would test sugar, flour, or lemon juice. For this they will use, for example, cabbage juice. Chips and paper clips will be used to build an electrical circuit. The theme of the seasons will also be the secrets of camouflage used by the flora and fauna of the natural world.
For educators participating in electronic labs, the Copernicus Center for Science has set up additional workshops dedicated to engaging students in independent experiences during online classes.
Remote experimentation is possible
The distance classes under the Science for You program are based on research conducted by the program’s research team. A classroom model was developed using innovative ways to manage participants’ attention. They engage students in this way, allowing them to learn and understand effectively the issues at hand.
Online lessons for schools
The school will be one of around 100 schools that have already benefited from one of the three online classes this year. Participation in the program is free of charge, and applications can be submitted by the end of this year. As part of the Science for You program – a joint initiative between the Minister of Education and Science and the Copernicus Science Center – three types of classes are available: e-Science bus, e-Laboratoria, and e-Planetobus.