Friday, August 14, 2020
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scientifics-activities

 

Olympiads of mathematics

For many years, the pupils of the belgian secondary school have been taking in thebelgian olympiads of mathematics.

There are three rounds : the preliminary heats, the seli-finals and final.

This year, five pupils have qualified fort he semi-finals : rares Bobocea (7th grade), Anne-Charlotte Vranckx(7th grade), Jan Praus (9th grade), Ovidiu Parfene (9th grade) and James Main (10th grade).

Let’s add that Ovidiu Parfene got the best score in his category for Wallonia with a score of 139/150 ;

We congratulate them all and hope to see at the final in april

 

Trip to Paris – Musée Curie and Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday 27th March, all 11th and 12th graders whose option is science went to Paris to visit the Musée Curée. This museum is located in the Pavillon Curie, which is part of the Radium Institute (built in 1914).

 

It is in this building that Mrs. Curie studied radioactivity until her death in 1934. The same year, Irène and Frédéric Joliot-Curie discovered artificial radioactivity. Not far from the `hangar´ (shed) of the Ecole de Physique and de Chimie Industrielles (School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry), Pierre and Marie Curie discovered polonium and radium in 1898.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mrs. Curie´s study as well as her lab have been left intact. They represent the historic core of the current Institut Curie.

 

The visit enables visitors to learn about the history of radioactivity and its applications, especially in medecine, through the life of the Cury family.

 

This museum is also a place dedicated to the history of science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let us talk about the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. The huge building of the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie  is situated where the slaughterhouses of Paris used to be. As a visitor, you can do lots of scientific activities as well as rediscover Leonardo da Vinci and his genius thanks to an exhibition, which consists of a magnificent collection of model machines from  Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Technologia in Milan. These 40 models built in the 1950s from Leonardo da Vinci´s sketches along with the interactive movies and devices about them enable us to understand what sort of painter, engineer and man Leonardo da Vinci was, a man who was a free thinker and keen on understanding all the natural phenomena.

 

Today, researchers also study nature carefully and are still inspired by this great man to invent new devices and new materials. They still use Leonardo da Vinci´s intuitive method.

 

Do not miss this exhibition!

 


 

As part of the “Spring of sciences”, all the 5th and 6th form students of the scientific branch participated this Friday, March 22nd in a Math-Science day organized by the University of Mons. The students, accompanied by Mrs. Mayeur, Mr. Bertholot, Mr. Quenon and Mr. Renard, were able to: - have a more realistic image of science and research, - realize just how much the world of science is changing all the time - open unexpected perspectives and horizons. The subject of the conference allowed them to plunge in the heart of cells, to discover the magic of numbers, the “Melissa’ project along with the astronauts on Mars and the Moon, to see Mars in a 3D dimension or even to target the ARN blocker to cure genetically diseases or to understand why the World Trade Center collapsed. A few days earlier, as part of his physics class about waves, Mr. Renard took his 6th form students to the annual meeting suggested and animated by the University of Mons physicians, entitled “History of waves 2013”.

 

 

 

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As part of the Biology class, the 9th graders whose option is science spent a day at the PASS in Frameries.

Image"Microbes, santé et compagnie, c'est le nouveau projet éducatif du PASS. le Parc d'Aventures Scientifiques de Frameries accueille tout au long de cette semaine plus de 1000 élèves du secondaire. Ils viennent d'un peu partout en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. Différents ateliers autour de la santé et des sciences de la vie sont animés par des experts. Le but est bien sûr de sensibiliser les élèves aux matières scientifiques.