Main Event ERN 2023 -UMU-Workshop-“Teaching is not just knowing”

Teaching is not just knowing

Schedule, Workshop

The scheduled workshops are as follows:

• How much sugar is in your snack?
Through the labels of packaged foods we can know what sugar contains that food. It is very important that sugar intake is controlled and we are aware of the amount of added sugar present in food. Therefore, an activity has been prepared in which showing attendees a typical snack or dinner food (cereals, egg kindergarten, bollycao, milk shake, juices, etc.), check your nutrient table and add the amount of sugar in a bag. Through this visualization of the amount of sugar contained in different foods, and by comparison between them it is estimated whether our intake is higher or lower than the daily amount recommended by the World Health Organization (25gr. of sugar).

• 1 + 1 are not two

What final volume results from mixing 20 ml of water and 20 ml of alcohol? Sometimes, the results break our schemes. What better way to stimulate interest in
learn that with a question that hooks and prompts you to seek answers.
Understanding the world around us is essential to develop ourselves in it properly. Using models simplifies this task and entertains as we learn.

• A tiny world
Biodiversity, in addition to being an essential resource for human survival, has traditionally caused astonishment and admiration, especially during childhood, a time when we discover the world around us. Systematic observation, as a fundamental phase of the scientific method, offers us other ways of looking at the environment, and can increase the interest and curiosity for the beings we have around us, as well as the ability to obtain information. On the other hand, scientific communication is also fundamental in any scientific process, since it helps society to perceive and know the advances

The activity consists of an introductory workshop for observation and scientific communication with the support of optical laboratory and field material.

The communication will be made through scientific drawing, an indisputably useful tool in the transmission of scientific knowledge, especially in the area of life sciences.

The observation and the scientific drawing will allow the participants in the activity to stop before the wonders of life, observe them calmly and interpret them by drawing to understand and communicate their different aspects.

• Is chickpea a living thing?

Is a chickpea a living thing? How can you explain it? Through this sequence of inquiry we will test your arguments and conclude with a surprising test, which will end up giving rise to an answer and multiple new questions.

Coordination: Marina Martínez Carmona and Francisco Javier Robles Moral, Department of Experimental Sciences, University of Murcia.
Day and time: 29 September, 18-22 hours.
Location: Patio del Campus de la Merced, University of Murcia.