It smokes, it steams, it bangs. But the impression is that the chemistry teachers at the ehrenburg-gymnasium (EGF) in forchheim did not violate the laws of their subject in their experiments. It is instead the project seminar of the 12. Class.
A total of 20 different chemistry experiments will be presented by the schoolchildren tomorrow, 2. February, at 7 p.M. In the school hall of the EGF. "A magical journey around the world – once around the "molecule heibt the project on which the schoolchildren have been tufting for half a year. And it can get a bit noisy and foggy in the process.
The students embed their experiments in a little story. A chemist named sebaldus, played by alexander sailer, sets off in search of gold and travels the world in the process. On his journey, he meets many new people who tell him something about chemistry. "The idea came from the fact that we wanted to make chemistry more interesting", says chemistry course leader silke langenberger. The payment is based on the magic lecture of the chemistry professor rudi van eldik, from the friedrich-alexander university erlangen-nurnberg.
A total of 15 schoolchildren took part in the project seminar. The task was very simple. The schoolchildren had to set up everything on their own. This included selecting the trials, writing the script, and creating the stage design. "There will be smaller explosions and also color reaction", betrayal silke langenberger. Since the event takes place in the auditorium, the safety of the spectators must also be taken into account. We are not in the chemistry room". One experiment, for example, is the so-called volcanic explosion. Leading actor alexander sailer will meet clemens beck. In the experiment, the latter heats wax in a test tube with the aid of a gas burner . He then pours the liquid wax into cold water. Then there is a chemical reaction reminiscent of the eruption of a volcano.
Clemens Beck was already a bit nervous at the last rehearsal: "i am totally excited. So far it has always worked, but I have only one try. Let's hope that everything goes well", says the 17-year-old. The performance performance "magical journey around the world – once around the molecule" lasts about one hour. In between there are small break. "So far, everything has gone smoothly in the rehearsals. It's a crude exercise that the schulers are engaged in", silke langenberger praises her students.