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YS Kid's Science Workshop on Gravitation, from Young-Scientist

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 2:30PM - 4:00PM
YS Science Centre
Rs 550
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Brought to you by Young-Scientist.
Please note that this is a kids-only event.

Eligibility: Class III to VIII

Why does a tight rope walker need a long pole?

Why does this pole bend and not stiff?

The answers to these questions actually lie in the physics of gravitation!

The law of gravitation was first described by Sir Isaac Newton in his book Principia Mathematica in the year 1687. This was a revolution in the world of science and changed the way we perceived the moon, planets, and space itself.
In this workshop, we will deal with an invisible and universal force: Gravitation. We will be approaching this advanced topic by first tackling a concept known as the center of gravity. It is crucial to many fields in science and technology, including mechanical and civil engineering.  

There will be several fun experiments and activities for the kids to gain an intuitive understanding.

Tentative List of Experiments

  • Topple me if you can
  • Plumbline experiment - a group activity
  • Which one falls first
  • Weighted Air

 Workshop Objective

  • Learn the difference between Mass and Weight
  • Understanding Centre of Gravity - Physics of toppling objects.
  • Appreciate Earth's gravity.
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What is Young-Scientist?

Young-Scientist (YS) was founded in 2015 with the aim to make science simple and fun for children. It provides science enrichment programs that emphasize visual learning and employs hands-on activities. Young-Scientist has been incorporated as Jeune Scientist Pvt. Ltd.

Are you guys from IIT-Madras?

The YS team comprises of members from a varied background. The founder studied Chemistry in graduate school and built a career in the IT industry spanning two decades.

We have physics majors, chemistry enthusiasts, engineers, science lovers, retired professors, researchers and others in the team - united by our aim to make science accessible to all.

What else do you do besides science workshops?

We organize science camps and run science clubs in schools and apartments. We are passionate about education research and are constantly developing teaching tools, experiment kits, science curriculum, infographics, etc.

We also design YS Exploration Studio - a comprehensive science lab for schools.

I have registered for the workshop/camp. What happens next?

1. Upon successful registration, you'll receive an SMS notification and an email from EventsHigh which can serve as a ticket.

2. The contact number provided will be added to our WhatsApp group in a few days. If you don't have WhatsApp or use a different number for it, or if you haven't been added, please get in touch with us.

3. In addition to the instructions sent via the confirmation email from EventsHigh, we will be updating you on the event and the venue in the WhatsApp group.

4. After the workshop/event is over, a report will be posted in the group along with a link to the Google Photos album containing pictures from the session.


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YS Science Centre Plot No 10, 3rd Street, Kumaraswami Nagar, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119, India
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