Our Lab is a classroom mainly for practical learning activities, where pupils and students conduct experiments, measurements and work with computers.
Educational programs in the Researcher may somehow follow up on planetarium programs or expand school science education, especially physics. Pupils in the classroom work with modern tools under the supervision of a lecturer. The equipment also includes projection equipment and a sink with a source of drinking water.
There are, for example, microscopes, sets of demonstration aids, electronic sensors and other equipment to illustrate natural phenomena.
For a meaningful work in the Researcher, the capacity of about half of the school class, with a maximum of 16 pupils, is normally expected.
Energy and engines
Car, washing machine, computer, nuclear power plant - these are all examples of devices with at least one engine. Even a human being is actually an engine because it consumes fuel in the form of food and thus can do some movement. In this activity we will explain practical operation of some heat engines, make a simple electric motor and try to produce electric power by our own power.
Searching for life in the universe
Can living organisms originate elsewhere than on Earth? And do we know what they really need to live? Earthly life forms are very colorful, but the conditions under which they can exist can be defined. We assume that they need certain elements to live, water as the ideal solvent, a suitable source of energy, and perhaps even more. During this activity, the pupils and the lecturer will look for suitable locations for extraterrestrial life and examine the appearance and characteristics of some terrestrial organisms under a microscope.
During the activity, students will learn the basics of natural radio-decay. The groups will then work with Gamabeta sets, which include a weak source of radioactive radiation and a detector. In conjunction with a counter, the dependence of gamma radiation measures the source of radiation to the distance from the source. In the final part it determines the absorbency of various materials (lead, copper, aluminum or paper). The activity is especially suitable for high school students.
Robs for parents with children
From Lego Mindstorms you will be able to build simple but functional robots as well as programming them. Robbers are standard on weekends in the afternoon as part of a program for the general public.
Scientist on exam
Did you want to become a scientist or a scientist? Or did you at least want to try the scientist's work? With us you can. Take your family, friends, or come alone and try out your stomach counts, tissue studies, plant organ anatomy, insect morphology, or get your own samples and just watch. You can even take pictures of your discoveries. The best photos will be part of the planned exhibition of photomicrographs in 2019. Book your microscope on the website!