More than 600 Russian children attended a variety of chemistry and biology classes at the recent School Science Day hosted by Ural State University of Economics (USUE).
High school students learned about biotechnology from Tamara Gulova, the head of the Laboratory of Food Biotechnology at USUE, while agricultural topics included Choose Foods Properly and Certification Testing of Consumer Goods.
Elementary students learned what “contagion” means. They also participated in a science project where they built a dominoes chain that pushed a machine that used a needle to pop a balloon.
Other students learned about the microscopic world of cells and participated in ecological tournaments that showed the complexity of how different scientific phenomena relate to one another.
School Science Day is designed to help students think about their education and careers in the sciences.
“These workshops enable future graduates to learn about the universities,” teacher Alexey Mironov said.
USUE and the environmental department at the Palace of Youth coordinated the event.