Engaging Kick-lecture for Primary School Children, Trondheim

2011-12-17

3 teachers and 42 children’s from the seventh grade at Buvik primary school visited recently Faculty of Technology, in order to obtain a "taste" of engineering education. The first part of the lecture was allocated to chemistry where children’s curiosity was enhanced through explorative learning activities, while the second one addressed our digital learning laboratories, use of response systems, physics and audio technology.

This included 10 experiments such as inflation of a coca cola box, oscillating fluids, self made production of mirrors, money that burns without getting damaged, production of "toothpaste for elephants", "jumping" colour change in fluids, explosion of dust, cooling down a balloon and an orange to -200 degrees Celsius, and burning jelly babies. After lunch the children solved quizzes by use of Student Response Systems, before they start exploring "table" speakers and sound cannons, which may be used to scare pirates with. The day ended with a small puzzle, where the children’s created their own one euro electric motor.

The two teachers Joakim Sødal and Unni Gimse, and their young students, appreciated the day with explorative learning activities at HiST. The pictures below show some snappshots from the exiting tasks. The children voted the production of "toothpaste for elephants" as the "best experiment".

       

 

                       

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