Hero Ladybirds of the Galapagos Islands

Carolina Zuluaga is an ecologist who worked on the project to introduce the Australian Ladybird to the Galapagos Islands with the aim of controlling a feral insect that was destroying the balance in the ecosystem. Through her firsthand experience and the help of cute hand puppets she tells a fabulously quirky story that helps children understand basic ecology. This Science …

Osmosis Art

Cielo is an agronomist engineer from Colombia and a visual artist who combines these two fields in a beautiful way. Students will learn about the process of osmosis with images, a simple experiment and a short story about trees and their roots. Students will create osmosis art themselves using watercolour paper and colourful paints to illustrate the process. This Science …

Riding the Waves

Venezuelan engineer Ramileth demonstrates the science of telecommunications with experiments in sound and light waves and the electromagnetic spectrum! This program will help students understand how everyday technology like mobile phones actually work – as well as giving students insight into what a career in engineering involves. This Science Communicator program is part of a series of school incursions developed …

The Tragic Genius of Mrs Einstein

Mileva Maric met Albert Einstein when they were both students in Zurich. Mileva was a brilliant experimental physicist, and together she and Albert conducted the experiments that would lead to E=mc2. Mileva and Albert fell in love, worked together, married and had children. They shared a passion for science and a passion for each other. Using the authentic letters between …