Find a scientist in yourself
or an effort to increase interest in science already at primary school pupils. Science popularization project
In recent years, we faced with the problem of gaining the best Slovak students for doctoral study. Dr. Nosko of our institute feels that the roots of the problem go back up to attracting interest of primary schools children.
He enthused also colleagues from several other SAS institutes (Polymer institute SAS, Institute for heart research SAS and Institute of chemistry SAS) and the project of pupil excursions was born.
The project is intended as a supplement to education for pupils from 5th
year-class of primary schools linked to standard subjects such as chemistry, biology and technology education.
In addition to new theoretical knowledge, pupils get practical experience with interesting obsevations in laboratories in the institutes.
At Insitute of materials and machine mechanics SAS, v. v. i., pupils can see a short presentation about materials, their origin, evaluation and importance of their properties improvement. Morevover, pupils can try to prepare samples for microstructural analysis using optical and electron microscope by grinding, polishing and etching. Finally, they can investigate chemical composition of the 1 euro coin.