Manufacture of Scientist


Manufacture of Scientists is focused on the popularization of science through chemical workshops. We want to show that science is everywhere and that you can learn through fun using household materials to create interesting and spectacular chemical reactions. There is nothing better than being scientist, so do not hesitate and join our workshops.

It is never too late to learn more about processes proceeding in nature, so at our workshops we experiment together as well as come to know physico-chemical principles. A good scientist always learns, improves himself and collaborates. That is why we work in pairs, to learn the secrets of academia. Tandems senior-junior are very welcomed!

Chemistry surrounds us everywhere, so a little bit of curiosity is sufficient to start an adventure in the land of chemistry, physics, biology and even electronics! Understanding of science principles can be easy and funny and does not require a fully equipped laboratory. You can perform experiments in the glass jars and using baking soda. During workshops we will make experiments, observations and discuss about conclusions through baking soda volcano eruption, pH measurement, self-pumping balloon and crazy foam formation.

Manufacture of Scientists is the University for Everyones, who wants to know how nature and science works. Children can find out the answers to many questions with fun experiments using household materials. Thanks to the Foundation for Polish Science over 1000 participants received a book containing many recipes for safe and colorful experiments with place to write notes and answer questions.

Our classes are dedicated to kids and tandems like junior-senior, kid-parent etc.

The Manufacture of Scientists was supported by Foundation for Polish Science within the SKILLS project - eNgage competition for 2015-2016 (DPL/428-4422/15).

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About the author

Magdalena Osial - chemist, scientist and post-doc at University of Warsaw who loves science popularization. Since master studies she was actively participating in students' associations. In a meantime she prepared and published book which is introduction to sciences for kids through easy experiments to show kids that science is amazing. Her hobby is very wide, however she loves to rest actively in mountains and DIY.

 

As the scientist she spend all days in the laboratory doing research, but she always find some time to show kids the beauty of science.

Since 2015 she organized few hundred workshps and over 1000 participants receivew free book about the facinating experiments.


What we do during workshops?

We discover the nature through simple and safe hands-on experiments. During workshops we talk about science and learn not only science, but also about famous scientists like Maria Skłodowska-Curie.

Age of participants?

From 5 to 105. Some workshops are dedicated for kids at the same age eg. 8 years old, some for 7-12, other for pairs kid-parent and kid-senior.

Why science?

Because science is amazing and inspirational!

Why all workshops are for kids?

Kids are our future! They will be engineers building our houses, doctors healing us and other specialists. We all should invest in their education!

So, why some classes are for kids with seniors or parents?

We motivate seniors and parents to support kids in gaining their knowledge. Joint adventure is inspirational and teaches young scientists the importance of patience and collaboration during learning. Moreover, all brainstorms in the pairs kid-senior or kid-parent are never the same. We love to watch their science adventure!

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Partners and Institutions

 
 

   

SP 14 Fundacji Elementarz SP Złoczew
   
     

Do you want to be our volunteer?

Each workshop requires preparation of labcoats, googles, laboratory equipment and much more. Your support is very welcomed! We always need some help during preparation of workshop and/or after workshop. There is always something to clean or wash/iron labcoats. You may also support us in the other way - buy the euipment which is single use like vinegar, baking soda and much more.