Háskóli Íslands

Subjects

Astronomy

In the astronomy part of the visit we look at the sky. We observe how the Earth rotates and how the rotation causes our environment to change. We look at stars, small and big and the constellations they are a part of.

We use a programme called Stellarium. Stellarium shows us a model of how the sky looks at each particular time. Users can see how the stars move and where they are at any given time. 

 

 

 

Chemistry

Chemistry is a branch of physical science that studies the composition, structure, properties and change of matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geology

In geology we study the Earth and it's composition. Since we are situated in Iceland we particularly focus on earthquakes and volcanoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of science is a branch of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods and implications of science.  At UniSci we invite you to discuss philosophy of science and tackle one of it’s central questions: what qualifies as science? 

 

 

 

 

 

Physics

Physics is the natural science that involves the study of matter. In UniSci we have a lot of exciting physics experiments to show you and fun tools and devices. 

One is a pendulum that draws amazing pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

Windmills and wind energy

What is electricity?

What is energy?

Why do windmills turn?

Windmills are a fantastic tool to understand how one can turn energy found in nature into electricity. In the windmill workshop, students design and make their own windmills and test them. 

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