Geophysics at School

It is a proprietary educational project run by young scientists of our Institute. The aim of the project is to popularise knowledge of geophysical issues (geography, geology and physics) among young people in primary, junior and upper high schools. During meetings conducted at schools and in the observatories in Świder and Belsk, the researchers and Ph.D. students share their knowledge in a language adjusted to the young audience.

GEOPHYSICS AT SCHOOL – lectures, workshops and demonstrations conducted by employees of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, at the premises of the interested schools.

In the academic year 2014/2015, we propose the following topics of classes:

  • Anthropogenic seismic shocks (classes for junior and upper high school students)
  • Continental drift (classes for primary and junior high school students)
  • Is it possible to predict an earthquake (classes for junior and upper high school students)
  • Ultraviolet radiation: is it always our enemy? Safe sunbathing (classes for primary and junior high school students)
  • Where do clouds come from? (classes for primary school students, grades 1–3)
  • Meteorological phenomena affecting visibility (classes for junior and upper high school students)
  • Working at the Polish Polar Station in Spitsbergen (classes for primary, junior and upper high school students)
  • What is Earth build of? (classes for junior and upper high school students)
  • Why do mountains grow? (classes for primary and junior high school students)
  • Application of geophysics in archaeology (classes for junior and upper high school students)
  • Earth’s magnetic field: what is it? (classes for junior and upper high school students)

 

​GEOPHYSICS IN OBSERVATORIES- a visit to the Geophysical Observatories in Świder near Otwock and in Belsk near Grójec.

The observatory in Świder:

  • The compass and the lightning conductor: the electric and magnetic field of the Earth.
  • What do we breathe in? Air pollution and whether we can see it.
  • Forecasting the weather: why it is so difficult, i.e. some information about meteorology.

 

The observatory in Belsk:

  • Magnetic storms, auroras and the movement of magnetic poles.
  • Air pollution: what do we breathe in?
  • Aerosols: how do they affect our health and climate?

 

More info, classes reservation:

ANNA ŁUKANOWSKA, M.Sc.

tel.: +48 22 6915-981
e-mail: gws@igf.edu.pl

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