At Ylistönrinne

What is science? Natural sciences and mathematics activities for children
9.00–11.00 Department of Physics 2nd and 3rd floor lobbies, rooms FYS2, FYS3, FYS4 and FYS5
The activities take place in small groups by visiting varios science points of biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and statistics. Get familiar with science by doing it yourself!

CSI-investigation for students 
10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00 on the hour, duration approx. 60 min
Chemistry department class laboratory YF310
There has been a horrible crime in the Chemistry Department, someone has broken into the facility’s research laboratory!  The confidential data is stolen. We need your help to investigate the leads and to catch the guilty. Suitable for ages 10-16. Group registration required. Max group size 20 students. 

A tour of the Physics Department particle accelerator for school groups
The tours depart from the Physics department 1st floor lobby, entrance via lakeside door
10.00–11.00, 10.30–11.30, 11.00–12.00, 11.30–12.30, 12.00–13.00
Each tour hold one class or about 25 persons. Larger groups may be split up for the duration of the tour. Suitable for classes 5 and up to college students. Duration approximately one hour. 

Evolution workshops - in English
10.00, 11.00, 12.00 YAB 312 and YAB 310, Ambiotica
Evolution workshops for school groups. The workshop runs three times as stated above. Each workshop wil fit 10 to 30 persons and will last ca. 45 minutes. From age 5 and up. English workshop available!

School group workshop and laboratory tour on Nanoscience
12.00, 13.00 and 14.00, duration about 60 min

Nanoscience Center (NSC) + YAB320
Traces of molecules - what does gold look like in nano scale and what could be done with it? An experimental research workshop for upper education or college groups, including a lab tour. Meeting point in the Nanoscience Center lobby. (max 30 persons in a group)

Nonstop science and experients, come and try it yourself!
16.00–20.00 Nanoscience Centre (NSC) / YN121
Hands-on experiments with mathematics and natural sciences and their nano-scale applications. Suitable for all ages. 

Nanoscience laboratory tours and demonstrations
16.00–22.00 Guidance from Nanoscience Center (NSC) main lobby
NONSTOP - learn about nanoscience and visit the Nanoscience Centre laboratories: 
- How does the Atomic Power Microscope work? 
- Traces of Molecules - what gold looks like in nano-scale? 
- Fluorescence - the study of molecules and mierals with UV light. 
- What is superconductivity? 
- Near absolute zero - ultra low temperatures! 
- How can you "see" with a laser in nano-scale? 
- Computer simulations of nanoscience equipment. 
And a lot more!

Physics Laboratory tours and experiments
16.00–22.00 YFL Physics Department
Learn about Physics, its study and visit the particle accelerator laboratory. 

Department of Chemistry’s Information stand
17:00–21:00, The lobby of Ylistönrinne’s Library, Ylistönrinne’s YK-Building
There is plenty to see and do in the Department of Chemistry. A small laboratory has been set up in the Chemistry Department’s lobby where new molecules are synthesized throughout the evening. Moreover, have you ever wondered where green fuels come from, how metals are recycled, why barbecuing makes your food tastier? Our professors and researchers are present in the lobby to answer these questions. Feel free to ask anything that is related to chemistry! We also welcome kids and grown-ups to colour our molecular colouring books and build their own molecules in our molecular model workshop. The lobby also works the meeting place for laboratory tours and chemistry lectures.

Department of Chemistry’s Lab tours 
Department of Chemistry
Molecules are the building blocks of everything, but they are too small to be seen with a naked eye. Luckily, the Department of Chemistry has large research instruments that allow us to peek inside molecules. In the lab tours you will see the research instruments and meet the researchers’ who use them to determine molecular structures of liquids, gases and solids. A tour includes four research laboratories.

Pokemon evolution
18.00–22.00 TUMA, Ambiotica
We all know pokemon “evolve” but did you know pokemon are based on real species? Using the latest taxonomic methods researchers from the USA and Japan have created a fully phylogeny of pokemon evolution. Come see which came first, ground pokemon or grass pokemon. Children can use their knowledge of pokemon to create their own trees, and learn about how scientists classify and study real species. They can also come face-to-face with some of the living animals that inspired their favorite monsters. If that is not enough we will be attaching lure modules to the pokestops in the biology department to attract as many wild pokemon as possible for further study.

Aniomals' Fifty Shades of Grey
18.00–22.00 YAB 310, Ambiotica 
Learn about the weird and wonderful world of sexual reproduction. Which species has dozens of sexes? Which animal holds the title for the longest “package”. Find out about spiders that tie down their mates and insects that literally sacrifice their lives in search of sex! For ages 16 and up.

Bug date
18.00–22.00 YAB 324, Ambiotica 
Come and ask questions about secret life of invertebrate animals, and bring your own samples to be identified under the microscope!

We are tardigrades!
18.00–22.00 YAB 324, Ambiotica
Have fun while learning about the weird biology of these tiny creatures: where they live, how they feed and reproduce, how they are able to survive Space travel… Activities are suitable to all ages. You also get to see live tardigrades!

See the unseen
18.00–22.00 C2 hallway, Ambiotica
Come see all the forms of microscopic life living under our noses, from human cells to yeast, bacteria and viruses.

Human cooperation
19.00–19.45 YAB303
Come hear how human cooperation evolved and how it shapes our interactions and society.

An Exhibition of Chemistry in Action! In English.
19.15–19.45 KEM 1, Ylistönrinne YK-building
What is Chemistry anyways? This and many other questions will be answered through striking demonstration experiments. There will be some pops, bangs, and whizzes!

Observing with Hankasalmi telescope
20.00-22.00 Ylistönrinne, Department of Physics, FYS5
A demonstration of how the only remote controllable telescope can be used to make astronomical observations. If the weather is cloudy we will exhibit previous observations.