The Open Day is an opportunity for
parents and prospective students to visit the school, to get in touch with
other students and staff and also to participate in science workshops. So, it
was the perfect occasion for us to show them some fun experiments, to present
our organisation to children and parents and also to spread the message that
“anything is possible!”.
The first part of the event happened
in the sports gymnasium, where younger students participated in our “Colourful Science”
workshop. The idea was to show them how chemical reactions can be better
understood with experiments that use colour as principle. So, we performed our signature
colour-changing daisy experiment and, for the first time, the same procedure
with white roses. Other activities were the magical lava lamp – ideal to show
the different densities and polarities of water and oil – and the red cabbage experiment
– which tests PH values of different household products by changing the colour
of the cabbage juice. This was the good beginning of a very promising day, as
these younger children had lots of fun in our first workshop.