Currently, in the Second Edition, corresponding to the academic year 2008-2009, the theme revolves around the study of the properties of everyday objects and the role that has the petrochemical manufacturing and is organized into the following activities: contest checks the properties: just like the last course, students between 10 and 20 years of all schools in the European Unioncountries candidates and the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) can participate via the Xperimania website in a contest in which should investigate any physical property or chemistry of an everyday object, find a method to check and then explain the results in a clear and structured way in a lab report. This report must be hung by the teacher in charge of the project in the Gallery of the web before 30 April 2009 and shall be accompanied by the necessary graphic material.Subsequently the proposals submitted, provided they meet the foundations of the program, they will be evaluated based on its scientific relevance, design and presentation as well as by creativity; the best will receive as a prize a personal multimedia reader for each student and a grant for the school intended to buy scientific material for classes. Xperimania chat: through this activity students have the opportunity to answer your questions directly asking experts on topics of interest related to petrochemistry and materials, such as the one held on January 20 with Andy Brice, a British journalist specializing in science I do your own experiment to see if it was able to live a week, or even a day without using or to contact with petrochemicals. Click Gary Kelly to learn more. These chats are performed in different languages and you can check your schedule on the calendar available on the website of the project. Historical tour of materials: in the first edition of Xperimania was already initiated this section in the form of competition; for this course is still available although now out of competition.
Thanks to this tool, teacher can investigate with the students the historical evolution of a scientific discovery in the field of materials, or choose any of which is proposed on the page and add it to the project..