The SNFCC school program, A Sustainable Planet, will take us on an online journey to the sphere of experiments, research, and science.
Through activities and games, children will discover how man has affected the climate, the evolution of renewable energy sources, and how the principles of bioclimatic design are applied in the design and the daily operation of the SNFCC.
Part 1: Colorful Eruptions
The first experiment, which is the favorite experiment of the students who attended the SNFCC school program, concerns the production of one of the most important greenhouse gases, the carbon dioxide.
Applying the principles of chemistry, we will create colorful volcanic eruptions with simple materials, easily found at home.
Watch the video (in Greek):
Design- Implementation: Dr. I. Koletsis Physicists - Meteorologists, A. Vlachou Chemist, Research associates of the National Observatory of Athens.
Part 2: The climb of water
A less known movement of water is shown in this experiment …its’ upward movement! Water can ascend through tiny tubes (capillaries), reaching in this way the roots of the plants.
Did you know that if we apply underground drip irrigation, we can save water and contribute to the sustainability of our planet? Through proper planning and drip irrigation, a 23% reduction in water consumption has been achieved at the SNFCC.
Design- Implementation: Elisavet Galanaki, Physicists - Meteorologists, scientific associate of the National Observatory of Athens.
Stay tuned for more experiments!
The digital content created in the context of SNFCC events programming was realized thanks to a donation by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).