The Crazy Scientist’s educational programme

How does the weather happen? Can you deceive the eyes? What is science? Can you lift an elephant with a match? These are only some of the questions that will be answered during the Crazy Scientist’s lessons.

What’s on this and that side of the eye?

A lesson for lower middle school students where we examine our sense of sight and the properties of light. Discover how we see things, why we don’t see other things and how all of this is connected to light.

Most of us get information about the world around us by using sight. How does sight work? How reliable is vision? Can eyes be deceived? Why do we have two eyes? What is light and how does it move? How does a beam of light reflect from an object into the eye and how does the image reach the brain?

Discover the means by which vision can be improved: glasses, microscope, telescope, etc.

Price: 3 € per person

Language: Estonian

Group size: up to 25 people

 

How do I know that I know that I know nothing?

A lesson for middle school students that tries to answer the question “What is science?” Participants will learn about the model of scientific thought and the methodology of research.

We all know that researchers do research but how does it actually happen? What is the scientific method? Everything begins with questions. First you choose a question, then create a hypothesis or research question. After that, it’s time to start gathering data: read, conduct experiments, observe and, naturally, write everything down. Next it’s time to analyse all the data and make your conclusions, which are often published so that others can benefit from your work. This is usually followed by a whole new set of questions and the process starts all over again.

Price: 3 € per person

Language: Estonian

Group size: up to 25 people

 

What is weather and what is climate?

A lesson for middle school students where we measure humidity, temperature and the speed and direction of wind. Observe climate zones and see how meteorological phenomena come into being.

Signs from nature have long been used to predict the weather. Find out why the weather-wise had a hard job. Nowadays, meteorologists get extra help from the information sent from satellites that circle the Earth.

Discover how contemporary researchers study weather and climate. Explore clouds, which way the wind blows, how high birds fly and try to use all this and other data to predict the weather. Construct wind chimes, windmills and other real and toy objects connected to the weather.

Price: 3 € per person

Language: Estonian

Group size: up to 25 people

 

Can you lift an elephant with a match?

A lesson for middle school students on motion and immobility, machines and mechanics.

Discover how to change the strength and direction of force. Look into the branch of physics known as mechanics a.k.a. the art of building machines. Run experiments, create mechanisms, build machines and make them move. Prove the laws of nature through practical experiments.

Price: 3 € per person

Language: Estonian

Group size: up to 25 people

 

For more information and booking call +372 737 5674 or write to us at Hull.Teadlane@ut.ee