Bonn – The next science rally for children and youth aged 13 and over will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Registration for the “Digital Science Rally on Poppelsdorf” format is possible until Wednesday, January 26, 2022. On the day of the rally, science-loving participants will be welcomed into the Zoom webinar at 10 a.m. Eleven virtual stations will then be open until 2pm.
If you want to learn about the topic of your dreams and meet real scientists, come to the Science Rally. The digital format also provides an opportunity to do this, even if the smell of the lab or library does not escape from your computer. At eleven stations, tasks are assigned from different scientific fields, for example geography.
It is about climate protection and, above all, how your local business can have a global impact: to the benefit of a better climate for all or at the expense of harm. The station wants to convey what the rally participants themselves can do for the climate. The challenge at the 200-year-old Goldfuss Museum shows how long the traces of history have been preserved. The scientist Georg August Goldfuss in Bonn, after whom the museum is named, is also the famous inventor of ancient art today. This leg of the Digital Science Rally reveals what this is.
What actually happens when you look, think and understand in your head when a task arrives and gets processed. The Lim Institute of Life Sciences challenges children and young adults with a mission related to life and the aging of neurons. There is also insight into Professor Dr.’s research lab. Dietmar Schmucker Where to look for the answer to the task.
Distinguished researchers from the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics and the Mathematical Institute offer two fun games with mathematics: the first is about a taxi driver not having to worry about the shortest route and secretly sending messages: Who can break the digital code gathering science? At the ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence station, you get an impression of how our immune system protects us from diseases and pathogens.
How smart is the ‘dumb hen’ really?
In addition, computer scientists will demonstrate how computers create realistic images that are far from reality. The Institute of Agronomy explained that the common insult “stupid hen” is a mistake in the assembly task. The Museum of Minerals introduces you to the world of minerals. With this year’s “Understanding the Weather” gathering station, the Geosciences Institute is showing how seemingly unattainable scientific goals must be pursued constantly. The mission at the Argelander Institute takes you to black holes. The question at the Institute for Crop Science and Resource Conservation is about renewable raw materials and packaging made from tomato leftovers.
The second part of the Poppelsdorf Digital Science Walk is about a virtual exploration of the Poppelsdorf Campus in Actionbound. Anyone with the correct word solution or who has visited at least six stops will receive a prize: a free entry to the August Macke Haus Bonn and a meal at one of the Studierendenwerk’s canteens.
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