ROTA 2017 Hattingen, Germany

The ROTA project links five state secondary schools from five countries: Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain and Germany. Teachers and pupils will work together on the theme "Less is more: Towards the smart city Eutopolis 2020" (EUTOPOLIS is a play on the words EU and utopia, but can also be read as "you-to-polis", th...

Chemistry Workshop

Within the Chemistry workshop there is Jankse, Kelly, Thomas, Adrián, Irene,

Nesim, Jonathan, Amrit, Anna, Frédéric and Silke.


When we visited the Chemistry Workshop "Small-Smaller-Nano" we saw that they just finished an experiment using the microscope. They found out that water, which normally splashes on the ground doesn't do that on a leaf. On the leaf, the water just stays like one drop. Why? Well, its something on the leafs so small, we cant even see. Its something Nano. And they tried to see that using the microscope.

In another experiment, the workshop wanted to mix magnetic particles into water to make magnetic water. At first, it didn't work how they wanted it to, so they had to try to do it in a different way. They dissolved the greatest musicial hits of the 1980's in terrofluid in order to get the iron that was left in the propyl alcohol. Like that, they were able to make the magnetic water, meaning water with particles in it that are attracted to magnets.

On the last day, they created a nano carbon molecule using black ballons. While they were working, they listened to music from the 80s and they all had a lot of fun.


Author: Jarno Sauer
Last editor: Christian Quere