Find Your Fortes – Sea stories

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Find Your Fortes is a series of museum lessons that broaden and support interest in technology and science among children and young people (from 7 to 13 years old).

January 24
Why did the Titanic sink?
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: What makes a body float or sink? Thanks to what forces huge sailing ships made of hundreds of tons of steel flow on the surface of the water? What are the ways of moving of different watercrafts? What can you see through a periscope? During the lesson, we will make a model with a diving octopus.

February 21
Waves ripple, whirlpools swirl - how does it work?
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: Do the ships disappear in the Bermuda Triangle? How are whirlpools formed? What are ocean currents and how can they be used? What are the Arctic hydrothermal vents? How are the waves formed? What is the region in the world with the largest waves? During the lesson, we will make a water tornado model.

March 21
What does the day under sail look like?
During the lesson, we will answer the questions: Where is the stern and the bridge? What is a galley? What is the bulbous bow? Why does every sailor have to be able to tie boating knots? What does the bowline look like? During the lesson, we will make and try out a boating knots kit for learning, along with instructions.

April 25
What is a bathyscaphe and what does it have to do with a robot?
During the lesson, we will answer the questions: Do you know why pirates wore eyepatches? How was the treasure from the seabed taken long time ago and how is it done today? How does the water pressure change with the depth of the sea? During the lesson, we will make a hydraulic kit, which is an element used to look for treasures.

May 9
Lighthouses
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: What is navigation? What are the navigation methods? What are the octant and sextant for? What navigation tools were used by the first sailors and what is used in modern times? During the lesson, we will make a lantern, which will give light at night after being charged with solar energy.

October 31
Cheerful as a dolphin, delicate like a sea horse ...
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: What groups of animals live in the sea? To which group belongs a sea horse and a dolphin? What is a moon jellyfish and what is a coral? How do they get food and how do they defend themselves against enemies? During the lesson, we will make an educational toy "How to catch a fish?".

November 28
Why is the sea water salty?
During the lesson, we will answer the following questions: Where does salt in water come from? According to a Norwegian legend, "a magic mill rests on the bottom of the sea. It works day and night, constantly producing salt! "And how do scientists explain the salinity of water? During the lesson, we will make figures of salt dough.

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