Cocktail de Ciências

Cocktail de Ciências is a CERENA's outreach activity oriented to classes of the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and Secondary Education.

Through some demonstrations, participants will observe how physics, chemistry, geology and mathematics come together to form, extract and process raw materials and answer questions such as:

- What minerals do you need to make a mobile phone?

- Why are mineral waters so chemically diverse?

- How to prevent landslides?

- What physical and chemical properties are used to separate minerals?

- How many mathematical operations are needed to prepare a mining plan?

- How is ore mined in underground mines?

- Is the geology of Mars different from that of Earth?

- Do geological materials help solve crimes?

- What would life be like if oil were to end today?

- How does my GPS know where I am?


The activities take place at Instituto Superior Técnico - Pavilhão de Minas
Address: Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa

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Previous Editions

Cocktail de Ciências 2020

Date: 3-7 February 2020
Time: 10am or 2:30pm
Duration: ~2 hours

Cocktail de Ciências 2019

Date: 4-8 February 2019
Time: 10am or 2pm
Duration: ~2 hours