The July 21 and 22, from 3 to 7 p.m.the Interactive Science Museum (MCI) of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences (National University of Córdoba) invites you to answer these curiosities of chemistry and many more, through science games, activities and experiments that will take place in the Science Building Ilocated on Haya de la Torre and Medina Allende avenues, in Ciudad Universitaria.
During the two days, people of all ages will be able to come to learn and have fun in more than 20 stands with simultaneous and free educational proposals. The spaces will be organized into six nodes, following the distribution of the sectors of the museological script, which the Museum calls “MCI Elements”
– Little Fire Space | A sector dedicated to the Argentine scientist César Milstein (1927-2002), Nobel Prize in Medicine recognized for the development of specific antibodies called monoclonals.
– The UNC Scientific Periodic Table | In this table, we find women scientists from the past and present who made and make a great contribution to science in all areas of the University.
CHEMISTRY AT HOME
– Waiter, there’s an atom in my soup! | A virtual tour of the human body through games to learn about the nutritional needs of each system and chemical aspects of nutrition and health. Diploma of “CientífiChef” and take-away booklet with healthy food recipes.
– A sea of foam | We will carry out a chemical reaction where oxygen is released and we will trap this gas in bubbles.
– pile of lemons | The objective of this experiment is to demonstrate how batteries work with everyday elements, such as lemons.
– Magic colors | Different solutions (lemon juice, white vinegar, baking soda, borax, white soap) are added to a purple solution made from purple cabbage to see how the colors of the original solution change.
– Non-Newtonian fluids | What happens if a liquid suddenly begins to behave in a strange way, as if it were not what it is? This space invites you to challenge Newton’s laws and the principles of our most elementary logic.
– Slime | Is there chemistry behind this attractive game for children? What are we doing when we mix those compounds?
THE GARDEN OF MEDICINES
Gel alcohol | Incorporated into our lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has benefits to continue using it as a complement to water and soap, when washing our hands. In this sector we will produce alcohol in gel, we will know what chemical compounds make it up and what happens when they are mixed.
“MISSION PLANETA: CHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENT”
On this occasion, the Museum will focus on WATER: its characteristics, its properties and how to use it responsibly. Access to water is a human right that, in many parts of the world and even in our province, many communities do not have.
Some experiments to learn more:
– Gathering particles | In this experiment we will observe the result of one of the properties of water: surface tension.
– A detergent engine | Liquids exhibit forces on their surface called surface tension. In this activity we will see how those forces can be modified to move a paper boat by adding detergent to a container of water.
And other games:
– Heroes or villains: the two faces of chemical elements
– The memory game: a stand that has a lot to tell us and help us learn.
“CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS FOR A BETTER WORLD”
– How to discover dissolved O2? | In this experiment we will carry out a chemical reaction that will reveal the presence of dissolved oxygen in the water.
– Nanolights | Through ultraviolet light, the public will be able to discover a microworld full of millimeter-sized crystal particles (nanoparticles called “quantum dots”), impossible to see with the naked eye.
– Light energy mix | Certain molecules absorb light energy, giving different responses: some glow brightly while others use that energy to do chemical reactions that release light. This space invites you to see a light show in the palm of your hand.
– Who’s there?… fluorescent clues | Flowers, nail polish, and highlighters will be illuminated with a black lamp to identify which of these everyday objects fluoresce.
– Light, life… (re)action! | The museum will also show a video to discover everyday curiosities about light, from how it helps to hunt scorpions to what is the characteristic light of the sea.
ART AND SCIENCE
– Fluo Kids Workshop “Playing with light” | This stand will be destined to girls and boys from five to 11 years old. Coordinated by the artist and teacher Florencia Carrizo, the space will invite you to explore fluorescent and phosphorescent paints in a collective mural. It will be the only activity that requires prior registration by completing an electronic form at https://forms.gle/ZnzMuUH6t58ubi5EA