The aim of the webmagazines Luova (in Finnish) and MyScience (in English) is to give young people the opportunity to take part in the joys of discovery, invention and creativity associated with science, research and innovation. The goal is to support interest in science and open up new perspectives on natural sciences mathematics and technology.
The aim of the Jippo webmagazine (in Finnish) is to provide information, fun facts and experiments to children aged from 7 to 12. The goal is to encourage children to take up scientific pastimes and to lower the threshold for asking and wondering about things. Even though the information on the site consists of scientific facts, the point is to make it fun and comprehensible for the children.
Science clubs for 1st to 9th graders
Science clubs are arranged approximately twice during every school year, in the autumn or in the spring. There are separate clubs for 1st to 3rd graders, 4th to 6th graders and 7th to 9th graders. Each science club consist typically five two-hour sessions once a week in the Department of Chemistry’s ChemistryLab Gadolin. Each club is designed according to the age group of the participants. The clubs provide introduction into research and chemical experiments. The leaders of the clubs are typically pre-teachers of chemistry about to complete their studies.
Gadolin Clubs for Youth
ChemistryLab Gadolin coordinates Gadolin Club events for high school and vocational school students. The Club meetings include active study visits and lectures by professors and top researchers from the chemical industry. Gadolin club meetings are held at the Department of Chemistry and in collaborating companies.
Summer camps are arranged during the school summer holidays. They welcome children and youth from different age groups, ranging from elementary school to high school.
Jippo Science Day
Jippo Science Day for the whole family, arranged by Finland’s Science Education Centre LUMA, is held every spring at the Kumpula Science Campus. During the event, guests can attend lectures (suitable for children), try out “real science” in laboratories and take part in playful competitions. The instructors of the activities are typically pre-service teachers of mathematics and natural sciences at the end of their studies.