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Media Invite 17 May 2018

For Immediate Release

Invitation to SMU 2018 Open Days to witness the Wonders of Science

On Friday 18 May 2018, from 7h30 to 16h00, thousands of learners dressed in their school uniforms will converge at the SMU Sports Complex, in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria. These Grades 10, 11 and 12 learners, studying Maths, Physical Science and Life Science have been invited to 2018 Open Day to witness the wonders of science demonstrated by academics and senior students, of the SMU. They will be coming from the catchment areas of 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 Day is a platform for the SMU to line up exciting demonstrations to inspire and fire the imaginations of these future scientists who will be attending the open day. A mascot of SMU, will also be unveiled to welcome the learners. Of a very wide menu of elaborate demonstrations that have been prepared over the months, the most notable samplings are:

(1). School of Science & Technology’s – Mobile Science Bus

● Human battery a detailed and vividly coloured model 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 four schools, namely health care sciences, medicine, oral health sciences and pharmacy will also showcase their various programme offerings and also explain to the learners what it takes to be admitted to study programmes and career opportunities open to the learners, upon completion of their studies, at SMU.

Released by the SMU Marketing & Communication
Contact Dr Eric Pule, the Director, Marketing & Communication
Phone 012 521 4563