Activities for schools



Every year hundreds of secondary and high school students participate in the activities of the Science Week organized by the Faculty of Science of the University of Navarra. Through experiments The students learn about biology, physics, chemistry and microbiology, as well as informative talks given by our teachers and researchers, and reinforce, in an attractive and entertaining way, some of the scientific concepts they are studying in their schools. 



Science Week: Activities with schools (11/14-18/22)



Dates: November 13 to 17.
Place: Assembly Hall, Science Building (Hexagon). 

The Faculty of Science provides schools with a variety of lectures for secondary and high school students from the best specialists on each topic.

→ Monday, November 13 - 12:30:
Climate crisis, where we came from and where we are going.
Abstract: Plants and carbon dioxide levels have been interacting for millions of years determining the earth's climate. In this lecture we will go through the main events in the earth's history up to the present day. We will explain the current climate crisis, how it affects biodiversity and food security and what possible scenarios we are moving towards.
Speaker: Johann Martínez-Lüscher, scientific researcher at the University of Navarra. PhD in Biology and PhD in Environmental Biology and Agriculture.

→ Tuesday, November 14 - 12:30:
Title: Birds of prey with falconry show.
Abstract: Understanding the bird of prey from birth. How they are bred for conservation or other professional purposes. Science in raptors as a basis for their welfare.
Responsible: Luis Lezana. Biologist and director of Tierra Rapaz Nature Park.

→ Wednesday, November 15 - 12:30:
How a drug addicted brain is created.
Abstract: Addiction to drugs of abuse remains one of the most important social and health problems in the world. In this session we will discover what happens in the brain when a potentially addictive substance is consumed so that it incites us to repeat this behavior. We will discuss what exactly is a drug of abuse and provide data based on scientific evidence about the effects of drugs on humans.
Speaker: Elena Puerta, full professor of Pharmacology at the University of Navarra.

→ Thursday, November 16 - 10:00:
Film screening:
"Jurassic Park (127').
Lecture (from 12:30 h.): "Jurassic Park, a controversial film".
Abstract: The film Jurassic Park (1993) has been considered as a revulsive in the popularization of dinosaurs and as a boost to the vocations and research projects on these animals. Although the film presents dinosaurs with a "modern" approach, in accordance with the so-called "Dinosaur Renaissance" (of which John H. Ostrom and Robert T. Bakker were important promoters), its sequences contain errors that are necessary to be aware of if we intend to develop a serious scientific popularization. The balance between rigor and spectacle in films with scientific content is, too often, very delicate.
Speaker: Fidel Torcida. director of the Dinosaur Museum, member of the Archaeological-Salense collective (CAS) and patron of the Dinosaur Foundation CYL.

→ Friday, November 17 - 12:30:
AI Amplified or Atrophied Intelligence.
Abstract: Artificial Intelligence has revolutionized our society with the new Chat GPT system. In this conference we will discover how this tool can make us grow or, on the contrary, impoverish us.
Speaker: Francesc Pujol Torras, professor specializing in artificial intelligence for learning. Degree in Economics and PhD in Political Economy.

Dates: November 13, 14, 15 and 17
Time: from 11 - 12:15 a.m.
Place: 5th floor of the Science Building (Hexagon). 

  • Physics: Plasma lamp and Whimshurt machine.
  • Chemistry: Magic metals.
  • Biology: Methods and tools for the study of wildlife.
  • Microbiology: The microorganisms that surround us.
  • Minerals and rocks: Minerals that form the most important rocks in Navarra.


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