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 crime scene investigations for school groups
10.00–16.00 Chemistry class laboratory YF310
Groups will solve crimes using chemistry research methods.

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
Nanoscience Centre (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 Centre lobby. Duration 1 hour, max 24 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. 

Laboratory tours and workshops
16.00–23.00 Guidance from Nanoscience Centre (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 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
16.00–23.00 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.

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!

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.

Observing with Hankasalmi telescope
20.00-23.00 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.