In the early morning of March 02, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., all trainees of WMS met to start their annual trainee excursion. This year, the short trip led to Winterthur to the Technorama, the Swiss Science Center.
Thanks to a short power nap (drivers excluded), the 45-minute trip passed quickly and we soon found ourselves walking through the gate to the world of science.
There are different sectors in the halls of the Science Center, each one explaining a different impressive natural scenario. Here you can independently trigger and marvel at the gravitational forces and their influence, the creation and control of electricity, taming fire with the fire tornado simulation and many other situations.
After we had spent the morning intensively simulating tornadoes from different elements, we got a little dizzy from all the whirlpools, so we decided to take a break in the restaurant.
Freshly fortified with schnitzel and french fries the tour could continue.
Now we went to the mechanical department. While some admired the world famous Newton’s spherical pendulum, others tried their hand at the magnetic experiments.
Also interesting were the so-called „OpenLabs“ – open laboratories – where you could optionally get a taste of biology, physics or chemistry. We decided on „biology“ and experimented with a thermal imaging camera where we tried out different situations.
The departure meeting point was finally at 16:00 in front of the Technorama building.
There we quickly took a group photo, then we started our journey home.
What people have achieved through science alone is remarkable. Getting to the bottom of the mysteries on their own, developing a logical explanation for them and imitating and simulating experiments was a completely new experience and will remain in our memories as a reminder of a great day.
Written by an apprentice who went to Technorama with the expectation that it was about a music genre, but then it was even better. Viva la science.