Find your fortes

"Find Your Fortes" is a series of museum lessons that broaden and support interest in technology and science among children and young people (from 7 to 13 years old). This year we have prepared two leading topics:

  1. Secrets of the human body
  2. Sea stories
We invite you on selected Wednesdays at 17.30-18.15.
Price – 25 PLN per child.

 

PROGRAMME 2018

Topic 1. Secrets of the human body:

January 17, at 17.30-18.15
With all your heart
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: Why do we need a heart? How is it built? How do we know that it is working well? What does an electrical impulse have to do with the work of the heart? Why is electricity dangerous to people? What is it and how does the pacemaker work? What is the stethoscope for? During the lesson, we will build a stethoscope model on our own.

February 7, at 17.30-18.15
Eagle eye
During the lesson, we will answer the questions: How is the human eye built? How is the image in the eye created? What does the brain have to do with the object that our eye sees? How do we see the colours? What is color blindness? What are optical illusions? What is the Ames room illusion? During the lesson, we will do the eye model on our own.

March 14, at 17.30-18.15
Brain like a computer
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: What is the nervous system and what is the role of the brain? How do we remember things and what role do the two cerebral hemispheres play? During the lesson, we will build an electronic skin conduction kit.

April 11, at 17.30-18.15
Butterflies in your stomach
During the lesson, we will answer the questions: How do we digest food? What is the role of the liver and the pancreas? What is the dead end of the digestive system?
During the lesson, we will make a magnetic food pyramid on our own.

June 20, at 17.30-18.15
Kidneys like beans
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: What do kidneys do and where are can we find them in our body? How are harmful waste products removed from the human body? During the lesson, we will make a water filter on our own.

October 20, at 10.30-11.15
Blue blood?
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: What is the cardiovascular system? What is the difference between an artery and a vein? What colour does blood have with oxygen and what with carbon dioxide? What are blood types? What features the honorary blood donor? During the lesson, we will make a model for a red or a white blood cell on our own.

November 17, at 10.30-11.15
Comfortable in your skin
During the lesson, we will answer the questions: How is the skin built and what role does it play? How does the skin receive stimuli and how does it defend itself against harmful UV radiation and against microbes? During the lesson, we will take our fingerprints, just as forensic specialists do during the investigation.

December 15
Skeleton in the cupboard, at 10.30-11.15
During the lesson, we will answer the questions: What is and how is the support for your body built? How are the bones connected together? How are the bones growing?
What is and what is the role of a sunny vitamin? We will build a hand model during the lesson.

 
Topic 2. Sea stories:
We invite you on selected Wednesdays at 17.30-18.15.

January 24
Why did the Titanic sink?
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: What makes a body float or sink? Thanks to what forces huge sailing ships made of hundreds of tons of steel flow on the surface of the water? What are the ways of moving of different watercrafts? What can you see through a periscope? During the lesson, we will make a model with a diving octopus.

February 21
Waves ripple, whirlpools swirl - how does it work?
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: Do the ships disappear in the Bermuda Triangle? How are whirlpools formed? What are ocean currents and how can they be used? What are the Arctic hydrothermal vents? How are the waves formed? What is the region in the world with the largest waves? During the lesson, we will make a water tornado model.

March 28
What does the day under sail look like?
During the lesson, we will answer the questions: Where is the stern and the bridge? What is a galley? What is the bulbous bow? Why does every sailor have to be able to tie boating knots? What does the bowline look like? During the lesson, we will make and try out a boating knots kit for learning, along with instructions.

April 25
What is a bathyscaphe and what does it have to do with a robot?
During the lesson, we will answer the questions: Do you know why pirates wore eyepatches? How was the treasure from the seabed taken long time ago and how is it done today? How does the water pressure change with the depth of the sea? During the lesson, we will make a hydraulic kit, which is an element used to look for treasures.

May 9
Lighthouses
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: What is navigation? What are the navigation methods? What are the octant and sextant for? What navigation tools were used by the first sailors and what is used in modern times? During the lesson, we will make a lantern, which will give light at night after being charged with solar energy.

October 31
Cheerful as a dolphin, delicate like a sea horse ...
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: What groups of animals live in the sea? To which group belongs a sea horse and a dolphin? What is a moon jellyfish and what is a coral? How do they get food and how do they defend themselves against enemies? During the lesson, we will make an educational toy "How to catch a fish?".

November 28
Why is the sea water salty?
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: Where does salt in water come from? According to a Norwegian legend, "a magic mill rests on the bottom of the sea. It works day and night, constantly producing salt! "And how do scientists explain the salinity of water? During the lesson, we will make figures of salt dough.

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