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 1 & 2- 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 will fit 10 to 30 persons and will last ca. 45 minutes. From age 5 and up. English workshop available!
Workshop 1 - Warning colour game
Warning colour game: The goal of this game is to demonstrate how warning colours and camouflage function in the wild. The game starts with the short introduction to animal coloration and how it can be studied. Students will be introduced to the concept of warning signals through an interactive game in which they can “forage” for sweets in a population of both cryptic and conspicuous “prey”. By changing the proportion of “unprofitable prey”, i.e. those that are empty rather than those containing sweets, as well as the availability of social information from watching other participants, students can see firsthand how the survival of different prey changes. 
Workshop 2 - Invasion biology game
This workshop emphasizes the importance of studying invasive species. We demonstrate how invasive species can affect ecosystems by playing an invasive species game designed by Dr. Carol Stepien. During the game, students will learn that there is limited amount of resources in the ecosystem, and that invasive species can out-compete native species and though that upset the balance in the ecosystem. This will introduce them to the concept of invasive species, their effects on native species and their importance both ecologically and economically. We will emphasis that certain evolutionary traits make for better invaders, and that understanding the evolution of invasive species is crucial for conservation efforts in a changing world. 

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. 

Revealing of the History wall of the Nanoscience Center
16:00 - 16:20 Nanoscience Center (NSC) main lobby

Nanoscience laboratory tours and demonstrations
16.00–22.00 Guidance from Nanoscience Center (NSC) main lobby
NONSTOP - In Nanoscience center you can experience the phenomena in nanoscience via demonstrations and explore the equipment used to do the research on tours to the top research facilities of the Nanoscience Center. The demonstrations and tours will be guided by the Researchers of the Center who will also gladly answer to any of your questions, like... - How does the Atomic Force Microscope work? - Clean-room: How to fabricate nanoscale devices? - How does the gold look like in nanoscale? - Traces of Molecules : Be a fluorescence detector - How can you "see" with lasers in nanoscale and ultrafast? - Near absolute zero - ultra low  temperatures: What is superconductivity? - Computer simulations of nanoscience equipment. - How does Nuclear Magnetic Resonance help to study in nanoscale? - What are the cells' own nanobots? - 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. Join in constructing a piece of chart of nuclei out of colorful building blocks. See the largest accelerator of the accelerator laboratory the K-130 cyclotron. Become fascinated by the dance of the cosmic ray tracks in a cloud chamber. Try to build your own cloud chamber in a hands-on workshop. Learn about different types of electromagnetic radiation: infra-red and gamma rays. And much more: colorful plasmas, hair lifting high voltage, elemental analysis using accelerator beam, underground physics, space radiation effects on electronics, fluid dynamics. Research groups presenting their equipment and research.

Signs of Mathematics Exhibition (SoMath)
FYS2, Department of Physics, Ylistönrinne
Is it possible to find order in chaos? Do we understand what fractals really are? How mathematicians play billiards? Explore the many faces of chaos with the devices of the The Signs of Mathematics exhibition. The exhibition is suitable for families and students of all ages. Learn more:

Build your own particle detector
17.00–21.00 on the hour
Department of Physics, FYS4, 2nd floor 
Would you like to see cosmic radiation or radon in the air with a particle detector, which you can build yourself? You will need a plastic cup, a dish cloth, an aluminum plate and a bit of "spices". The department of Physics offers the materials and invites you to a workshop to create the device. One workshop holds a maximum of nine people, small children must be accompanied by responsible adults. The workshops start once an hour, on the hour. If you wish, you can book some of the spaces in advance on the day, so you can visit other attractions and come back later.

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. The maximum number of participants for each tour is 45 due to the small size of some laboratories. No enrolling is needed on tours beforehand.

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.

Animals' 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.

Citizen science and fungal species
18.00-22.00 YAB 312, Ambiotica
Come to small fungi exhibition. Sieniatlas (fungal atlas) project and some fungal species will be introduced. You can also bring your own specimens to be identified.

Test your species identification skills!
18.00-22.00, YAB 312, Ambiotica
Come and try if you can identify all plants, fungal species, insects and mammals.

Stop Superbugs!
18.00-22.00, Ambiotica, YAB 305
Stop Superbugs -game, designed by Dr. Svenja Lohner, will help students to understand in a fun way how natural selection leads to predominance of certain traits in bacterial population, and how it correlates with the misuse of antibiotics which leads to increased probability of creation of antibiotic resistance bacteria.  We hope that after this game, students will form attitudes that will be maintained throughout life. We plan to start with general introduction about bacteria and how it gains resistance to antibiotics. Meanwhile, we will ask questions to enhance student engagement and promote critical thinking about antibiotic resistance. In this game, students will roll dice to model how bacteria respond to treatment by antibiotics, and find out what happens if treatment is stopped too early or misuse antibiotics. At the end, we will finish game by introducing superbugs’ prevention methods such phage therapy.

An Exhibition of Chemistry in Action! In English
19.15–19.45  KEM1,  Department of Chemistry (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!

Butterfly Effect In English
20.00–20.30 Department of Physics (YFL), FYS1
Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil turn off my sauna in Finland?

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. 

Department of Chemistry night show
Outdoor area next to the Ylistönrinne’s Library, Ylistönrinne’s YK-Building
Departments of chemistry Researcher’s Night program ends to the night show. Come and see when chemical reactions occur against the night sky!