16.04.2021

5 workshops on mysterious phenomena

How does the nose work, why do the eyes deceive us, what determines our character, eye color and appearance, what toothpaste is made of and what is the soap bubble capable of? For answers to questions, we turn to science at the InnoPark Children’s Center for Scientific Discoveries.

For researchers: 5 to 8 years

Duration: 1 hour

The lifespan of an average soap bubble is only a few seconds. A thin film of soapy water filled with air easily bursts as soon as you touch it. But is the bubble as simple as it seems at first glance? Where do the giant bubbles come from, why do they have a spherical shape, are there square bubbles? We will understand everything thoroughly. We are waiting for experiments with soap solutions. Let’s try to experiment on the shape, color and strength of the bubbles. We will learn how to get inside the bubble and arrange real competitions to create colored soap balls.

My biopassport

For researchers: 8 to 12 years old

Duration: 1 hour

Why do we look so much like brothers and sisters, like parents. Or not at all alike. As it turned out, we got a nose from a grandfather with potatoes, and a bow from our lips from a grandmother. Whose then is a deep blue eye color, curly hair and an eccentric character?

Science answers these questions with just one word – heredity. Just imagine that all information about us is stored in encrypted form in one molecule. At the “My Biopassport” workshop, we will find out what kind of molecule it is, where it “lies” and even try to extract it. And also, together with the moderator, we will understand what fingerprinting, iris, how they are associated with our biopassport and what they can tell about a person.

Optical illusions

For researchers: 8 to 12 years old

Duration: 1 hour

The master class is dedicated to a curious phenomenon – optical illusions or optical illusions. Sometimes, when we ourselves do not suspect it, our own eyes shamelessly deceive us. Have you noticed that a spoon in a glass of water seems to be curved? And does the shadow from the clouds on the surface of the earth on a sunny day resemble fabulous animals? At the master class, we learn about the illusions created by nature and man, about the peculiarities of perception by our eyes of sizes and shapes, about stereo-illusions, “shifters”, “non-existent objects” and moving pictures. On the practical part of the lesson, we’ll build an article that can even mislead moms and dads!

Toothpaste

For researchers: 5 to 10 years

Duration: 1 hour

This time, the subject of our scientific experiments will be toothpaste.

Do you know that people started brushing their teeth back in ancient Egypt ?! Of course, then it was not a beautiful pink gel with the aroma of berries, but a powder of salt, pepper and mint leaves. The perfume industry has since stepped far forward. But what are tubes filled with today? Who are surfactants and fluorides? Are they useful or harmful? Can all this chemistry be dispensed with? Under the leadership of the leading workshop, we will produce eco-friendly toothpaste! It will not contain dyes or flavors.

Perfumer Secrets

For researchers: 8 to 12 years old

Duration: 1 hour

Let’s go back to the very nose that we got from grandfather. According to scientists, he distinguishes more than 10,000 odors. But why, some seem pleasant to us, while others do not? What role do fragrances play in our lives? When can they help? Who, and where, first created perfume? We will discover all the secrets in the InnoPark laboratory.

People who work with odors professionally, such as in the perfume industry, are also called “noses.” Trusting their sense of smell, they can smell the ingredients in perfumes. We try and we briefly become a perfumer and synthesize the author’s fragrance.

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