1. Benjamin Jones
2. Emma Maria Liduina Van Der Zant
3. Mali Karina Mortvedt-Knutsen
4. Fredrik Wilhem Schulze-Krogh
Simulation model for Corona
1. Vita Čar
3. Aneja Kacin
4. Manja Leban
5. Vita Velikanje
Rube Goldberg machine
Science experiments at home
In the challenging time of a global pandemic, students have been forced to accept and adapt to many new situations. Distance learning has required extra efforts by all. With limited access to standard laboratory equipment at school, both students and educators must think of creative alternatives to continue the development of research skills. Great discoveries and new understandings have been achieved outside of research facilities in the past. With this in mind, the major objective of this year’s conference is to challenge students’ creativity when they plan and conduct an experiment within their own home environment. Sharing their experiences and results with the community of fellow student from across the world will hopefully provide both inspiration and education for future endeavors.
CONFERENCE DATE & TIME
13,14,15 April from 6.30pm.-8.00pm.
Hungary (12 students)
India (15 students)
Germany (7 students)
Norway ( 5 students)
France (14 students)
Slovenia ( 15 students)
Netherlands (12 students)
Russia ( 4 students)
Ms Lea Jaeger
Ms Lea Jaeger from the „Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum“
The DLR is a national research institute especially for reseraching projects about agriculture and especially viticulture which is so typical for our region. Ms Jaeger researches about the influences of viticulture in the steep slopes in the Moselle valley to the diversity of insects like butterflies and wild bees and she develops suggestions to increase the biodiversity.
Dr. Halvor Knutsen
Dr. Halvor Knutsen, Dr of marine biology
My primary research interest is on connectivity and microevolutionary patterns and processes. I started working on such issues in 2000. Since then, I have worked on linking genetic data with physical and biological data in different modeling approaches in studies of several high gene flow species.
Dr. Cyril Mayaud
Dr. Cyril Mayaud 2021 is International Year of Caves and Karst: (http://iyck2021.org/ ).
Dr. Mayaud is quite young researcher and his interests are:
• Dynamics of flow and transport in karstified, fractured and porous aquifers; • Numerical programming and groundwater modelling; • Environmental changes in karstic context; • Aquifer characterization; • Science to public communication.
Dr. George Veni
Dr. George Veni is an internationally recognized hydrogeologist specializing in caves and karst terrains. Dr Veni is the executive director of National Cave and Karst Research Institute in the USA, and he has explored caves around the world for over 45 years. Much of his work has been in Texas, but he has also conducted extensive karst research throughout the United States and in several other countries.
Mr. Isak Knutsen is a student at Arendal upper secondary school and he has previously participated in the YRoNS conference himself. In addition to this, Isak and a friend have completed the challenge of walking the entire length of Norway (around 1700 km). Isak will introduce our school and city, in addition to sharing some stories from his journey across the country.
Ms. Dorina Csák medical student, Semmelweis Univerisity Medicine and Health Sciences - Her presentations' theme: the importance, benefits and the power of positive thinking and behavior
prof.dr.ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek
Peter-Paul Verbeek (1970) is distinguished professor of Philosophy of Technology and scientific co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is also honorary professor of techno-anthropology at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on the philosophy of human-technology relations, with a specific focus on ethics of technology and responsible design.
Rube Goldberg machine is a chain reaction which consists of a series of simple unrelated devices. We used materials anyone can find at home. Each one of us built a part of the machine, filmed it and then we edited all the videos together.
1. Lana Mohorič
2. Aljaž Obid
3. Luka Trošt
4. Lovro Vehar
The effects of ionizing radiation
We made an animated video about ionizing radiation, its effects on people and the environment.
2. Emma Tóth
There is a “secret method” to hide and later reveal a piece of written information by chemical compounds of acid and base.
1. Sára Nagy
Strange changes can be observed during baking in the kitchen. There are some interesting facts about events that can happen in the oven.
Make reclaimed water drinkable
We are going to make a water purifier in 2 parts.
Firstly, a filter assisted by a pump and containing different filters: a strainer, a coffee filter, a cloth, sand, carbon and a UV lamp.
The second part is an electrolysis/hydrogen fuel cell unit made from readily available materials.
Cuisine in molecular biology
For this 14th edition of the YRoNS event, we decided to make reference to our beautiful country: France. Nothing better than the cooking for that. With a bit of science comes molecular cuisine. Chemical reactions that create textures, surprising tastes and even more surprises. A menu consisting of a starter, a main course and a dessert, it's up to you to guess what to eat first.
1. Helena Schmitt
2. Luna Köhler
Metabolism of a Disaccharide
Our presentation is about metabolism of a disaccharide. In the experiment, we used baker yeast as an enzyme-solution to hydrolyse sucrose into glucose and fructose, while tracking the temperature
1. Fynn Simon
2. Fabian Schröder
Visualization of fingerprints by superglue
Our goal was to prove fingerprints with simple materials and to clearly illustrate the chemical processes involved. To do this, we carried out two experiments with household items such as superglue and curry.
In our project we will test the possibility that the corona virus will spread within the family if one person were to test positive. We will use custom programmed Microbits.
In Norway, if a member of a household tests themselves for Covid-19 the rest of the household does not have to quarantine. Our project consisted of testing the possibility that the virus will spread within the family if one person were to test positive. By using custom programmed Microbits and UV-powder we saw how the contact between the different members of the household and the spread of powder would simulate the spread of the corona virus.
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YRoNS (Young Researchers of Natural Sciences) is an international association that was founded by Istvan Sandor, a science teacher from Hungary. It offers students an opportunity to showcase natural science researching projects. It was started in 2007 in Budapest and the venue of the conference always changes from 2009 depending on the organiser partner school. Under this initiative students from different countries, exchange experiences between students interested in science and improve student’s language skills.
1. Sofie Meijerink
2. Maria ten Oever
3. Marle Wissink
4. Judith Aendekerk
a flaming hand
We will show an experiment, how to put a fire on your hand without being burned
1. Chenoléh Das
2. Lieve Haverman
3. Romée Scholten
4. Hidde Struk
How can bioplastic be used in order to reduce garbage?
2. Nova Ordelman
3. Michelle Ikink
4. Diesel Grevinga