Students participates at science experiments in SIBF 2019

by John Carlo Bogayan

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Students acted as little scientists during the ‘Chemical Physical Master Class’ at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2019 that took place at Sharjah Expo Centre. 

New learnings from white lights that are made up of spectrum of colors, and oxygen is lighter than carbon dioxide to balloons that make a deafening loud bang when filled with natural hydrochloride and heated up.

Russian entertainers from 2id events took the children through a series of experiments to help them to see the fun side of physics and chemistry. The first experiment featured a lemon acid and soda powder which was poured into a bright orange balloon using a funnel. Then, the balloon is placed over the opening of a chemistry jar that contains water. The children witnessed with excitement as the balloon expanded and grew as the mixture grave off expanding gases.

“This makes carbon dioxide”, yells Timur Bagautdinot, lead scientist and entertainer from Russia, “Where else do we get carbon dioxide?” 

On another experiment, a needle is pinned in the balloon without popping. As the experiments complicate, after teachers showed them how it was done, students still showed interest in learning the new ideas. 

 For the next experiment, a balloon was filled with gases from a hydrogen chloride mix being heated up then explode due to pressure. The kids appreciated the show that ended with a bang.

The fair is featuring over 2,000 publishers from 81 countries under Sharjah World Book Capital’s (SWBC) theme of ‘Open Books… Open Minds’. There are 400 fun-filled activities for children including 88 plays and workshops on a variety of creative and educational topics.