ILS 6th and 7th graders attended a “Sensing test” educational master class, organized by the “Young scholar” project with support from the Vladivostok city government’s Youth Department.
What is it that allows us to sense the temperature, mass, and brightness of objects? Do we sense everything equally? How many degrees does our field of vision cover? The students tried to come to grips with these and other questions with help from the project’s leader and creator, Ekaterina Lopatkina.
Each of the students determined the extent of his or her field of vision, measured the level of silence in an enclosed space, competed using special equipment to see whose telephones had brighter flashlights, and tried, using only their sense of smell, to distinguish the difference between a lemon, a tangerine and an orange.
“Educational master classes are essential for students,” explains ILS Deputy Principal Marina Artemenko. “The children begin to take an interest in science when they see that learning about the world around them is by no means boring.”
Following the master class, all the students received certificates, with the most active also receiving prizes.