From Prague to the Algarve
This blog was written by Rute Oliveira. She participated in the European Science on Stage festival 2022 as part of the Portuguese delegation.
At the end of the school year, the Nobel Algarve British International School's 8th grade students held a science fair. They presented numerous experiments at 11 different stations on light.
They explained what light is, how light propagates and answered many questions such as why is the sky blue and the sunset orange? Why do more red fish survive in the deep sea than blue fish? How we can "multiply" our money with only two mirrors? And other fascinating questions were explored and answered on this day.
I participated at the European Science on Stage festival 2022 and brought back some interesting projects that I showed at the fair. I used the idea of "Physics meets Art" and with several round glasses, jars and round fishbowls we made a competition for the best photo using the concept of water refraction in these containers. This photo booth station was a great success in the school.
When I was in Prague, I also visited the illusion art museum and brought back another idea: Using blue and red filters it was possible to see different images, the students loved making an "X-Ray".
It again showed: Science on Stage is a great opportunity to bring new ideas to our schools, something our students benefit from greatly.
Find here a short video with the activities I described in this blog.