Science Day

As part of Science Day celebrations, AIS students went from the Paleolithic to modern times and were introduced to major scientific discoveries
On November 17, Alabuga International School celebrated Science Day. Teachers have prepared 8 stations with STEM tasks from various eras from the Paleolithic to modern times.
Paleolithic «Fire-making»

The students had the task of helping the leader of the Norg tribe (Mr. Nikita) create a way to make fire by correctly choosing the object corresponding to the era and the method of its use (wooden sticks, magnifying glass, lighter, tennis ball, stone, power bank, sheet of paper).
Ancient Egypt «Pyramids Building»

At this station, students needed to help the architect of Pharaoh Amenhotep (Mr. Nikita) build the greatest monument and solve the riddle, how to achieve a right angle to create the base of the pyramid and find a way to raise the blocks to a height.
Ancient Greece «Archimedes’ Inventions»

Here the students were met by Archimedes, a Syracuse scholar (Mr. Alexander). He asked them to invent a way to pump water through a secret channel from the river to the top of hill and also consider how to repel an attack by enemy ships using concave mirrors and bright sun.
Medieval Era «Da Vinci Bridge»

Leonardo da Vinci, inventor and scientist (Mr. Alexander) worked with students on the mystery "How to build a bridge without a single nail"?
Renaissance «Copernican Heliocentrism»

People always thought that the Earth was in the center of the universe. However, the observations of astronomer Nicholas Copernicus (Mr. Dmitry) say otherwise. At this station, students needed to explain it to people. Also, arrange the planets of the solar system in the right sequence.
XVII Century "Simple Electrostatic Generator"

At this station, students, along with inventor Benjamin Franklin (Mr. Marcel), created an electrostatic generator using lemons, zinc, and copper.
XVIII Century «Steam Revolution»

Engineer James Watt (Mr. Leonid) is tasked with automating factory workflows with steam. Students who created a working model of a simple steam engine received the highest score.
Late XIX - Early XX Century: «Radio Transmission»

Scientist and inventor Alexander Popov (Mr. Maxim) found out that electric discharges generate waves that propagate very quickly in space. Students solved the riddle of how this can be used for communication, because the world has long wanted to communicate at a distance without using wires.
Holding such events is very important and useful. In an interactive format, the material is better absorbed, communication skills and engineering thinking develop. During Science Day, students learned so much about the historical development of science and technology! This will certainly increase their interest in further exploring the field of STEM, and in the future, who knows, maybe they themselves will make great discoveries!