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Media Alert
20 May 2019
For Immediate Release

On Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May 2019, from 7h30 to 16h00, thousands of learners dressed in their school uniforms will converge at the SMU Sports Complex, in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria, GPS Coordinates 25.6212° S 28 0169° E.

These Grades 10, 11 and 12 learners, studying Maths, Physical Science and Life Science have been invited to attend the 2019 Open Days to witness the wonders of health and natural sciences being demonstrated by health and natural scientists and senior students, of the SMU. The learners will be coming from the catchment areas of the Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Provinces. Parents and members of our communities are also welcome. Entrance is free of any charge.

The Open Days is a platform for the SMU to showcase exciting science demonstrations to fire the imaginations of these future scientists who will be attending the open days. The Mascots of SMU will also be unveiled to welcome the learners. Some of the most notable science demonstrations are:

  • School of Science & Technology’s – Mobile Science Bus
  • Human battery – a detailed and vividly coloured model which provides a visually and kinaesthetically effective method for studying the structure and function of the human body.
  • Mathematical puzzles- learners will be given opportunities to solve puzzles that motivate them in Maths problem solving techniques.
  • Snell’s law demonstrations – learners will learn about a formula used to describe the relationship between the angles of incidence and refraction, when referring to light or other waves passing through a boundary between two different isotropic media, such as water, glass, or air.
  • Chemistry demonstration- how to water, wine, milk, beer.
  • Rates of chemical reactions
  • Chemistry of colours – what adds colours to fire-works
  • Standardization of an acid with a base
  • Circuit interpretation
  • Floating material – Densities

The department of public health will dedicate a senior student, who is involved in drug addiction research, to explain to the learners the dangers of use of Nyaope and other addictive substances.
In addition to these challenging demonstrations, the five schools, namely school of health care sciences, school of medicine, school of oral health sciences, school of pharmacy and school of science and technology will also showcase their various programme offerings and also explain to the learners admission requirements and career opportunities open to the learners, upon completion of their studies, at SMU.

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Released by the SMU Marketing & Communication
Contact Dr Eric Pule, the Director, Marketing & Communication
Email: eric.pule@smu.ac.za
Phone 012 521 4563