Students shall take part in Scientific Inquiry built upon the theme of â€˜Environment and Energyâ€™ as prepared by KSA.
Students will be assigned to teams of 3-5 members with whom they will be asked to resolve challenging issues together. Each team will consist of international students and Korean students.
Students should come up with specific solutions through scientific methods such as, information processing, data acquisition and analysis, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and management. Students will take instructions from teachers and carry out activities at a theme-related location. Teachers will evaluate the inquiring a solving process, research notes, and presentation of results. An outstanding team from each sub-theme will receive a reward.
1. Determination of compounds with designed polarimeter / Dr. CHUN Man-Seog
- Set plans and produce polarimeter based on data search
- Use the designed polarimeter to solve problems (to identify given materials)
2. Decommissioning (safe and environmentally sound and efficient) / Dr. YOON Sanghyun
- Make proposals on decommission based on data investigation
- Collect necessary data, present and discuss team proposals
3. Research on production and performance of Hydrogen fuel cells / Dr. KIM Wonjeon
- Directly produce hydrogen fuel cells by using the MEA (Membrane Electrode Assembly for Water Electrolysis) and acrylic panels
- Measure the efficiency of fuel cells
4. Alive 3D printed fractals / Dr. LEE Jong-Rim, Dr. KIM Hun
- Receive Printed 3D fractal structures
- Photograph the revolving fractal structures with a digital camera
- Analyze the resulting photographs according to rpm changes
- Find the rpm that brings the most beautiful photograph and examine the mathematical meaning of such rpm
5. Design of a propeller for wind energy / Dr. JUN Byeongeog
- Design and produce propellers for wind power generation using polymer material
- Compare generation efficiency using given generating motors
6. Can plants save the earth from global warming / Dr. PARK Ki-Youb
- Understand global warming caused by CO2 accumulation and the possible reduction of global CO2 level through photosynthesis
- Learn the role of guard cells in photosynthesis
- Learn the factors such as plant hormones affecting guard cell opening and closing
- Make quantitative measurements of stomatal apertures through microscopy
7. Build your own musical instrument / Dr. KIM Young H.
- We are living in a sea of sound. Some sound bothers us, some is calming, and some excites us.
- The purpose of this activity is to build your own musical instrument. The sound from your instrument will remind you of KSASF 2015.
- Take the materials provided and build a musical instrument.
- It may be a string, wind, or percussion instrument.
- Build a nice instrument to make pleasing sounds.
8. Understanding inorganic porous materials / Dr. CHOI Eun-Young
- Observation of porous inorganic materials such as zeolites, metal organic frameworks, etc and obtaining good quality images through a USB microscope.
- Practice watching Magic-Eye images and then watch stereo-views of crystal structures of porous materials
- Build molecular cavities using tetrahedral joints and check their existence
9. Chemical analysis of desalination / Dr. CHUN Man-Seog
- Desalinate sea water according to the methods designed by each team.
- Measure desalinated water in a chemical and instrumental methods.
- Select the optimal design based on a variety of designs.
- Present proposals based on the desalination design and measurement data.