On Thursday 20 December 2018, in the afternoon, the children met Professor Gemma Gallino, scientific popularizer of the “Mathesis Association” who also had a collaboration with the University of Turin.
In a simple and engaging way, she has entertained the young students with experiments with the air and on the principle of Archimedes.
She even made a tea bag fly!
She showed a lot of pictures of the flying machines of Leonardo da Vinci and the first hot balloons of the Montgolfier brothers.
Last but not least, even to greet the arrival of the Christmas holidays, Gemma and our teacher lit a paper lantern and let it rise to the sky. After a while, it desappeared , followed by the excited and happy voices of the children still excited for the interesting lesson!
As Confucius wrote:
“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.”