Visit of SD IT BIAS Yogyakarta to the Department of Physics UGM: Introducing Fun Science Phenomena

Science Experiment at The Basic Physics Laboratory of the Departement of Physics UGM

The Basic Physics Laboratory of the Department of Physics UGM welcomed a visit from students of SD IT BIAS Yogyakarta on February 12, 2024. The purpose of this visit was to foster motivation and aspirations among the students in the field of science. Additionally, the students were encouraged to familiarize themselves with science and its phenomena through enjoyable methods in the laboratory.

A total of 100 students from SD IT BIAS Yogyakarta, comprising students from grades 5 and 6, were divided into two large groups. The first group visited the heat chamber and learned about phenomena closely related to physics. Guided by Dr. Chotimah, M.Sc. and Dr. Eko Sulistya, M.Sc., the students were engaged in presentations and demonstrations of physics experiments such as the coefficient of friction between two objects, the conversion of electrical energy into heat energy, and series of incandescent lamps.

Science Experiment in the Heat Chamber with Dr. Chotimah, M.Sc. and Dr. Eko Sulistya, M.Sc

The second group visited the mechanics chamber to get a closer look at phenomena with elements of geophysics. With enthusiasm, the students listened to a presentation delivered by Dr.rer.nat. Ade Anggraeni, B.Sc., M.Sc., regarding natural phenomena that frequently occur in Yogyakarta such as earthquakes. The students were introduced to instruments designed to capture seismic waves from seismic sources. Dr. Ade demonstrated the monitoring activities of active volcanoes like Mount Merapi using experimental models. Idham Syah Alam, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., introduced physics experiments, such as resonance tubes and lattice experiments.


Science Experiment in the Mechanics Chamber with Dr.rer.nat. Ade Anggraeni, B.Sc., M.Sc. and Idham Syah Alam, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


In the subsequent session, both groups swapped spaces to ensure they had the same experience of enjoying fun science learning at the Department of Physics UGM. While observing the experimental demonstrations by the lecturers, students were coached to record their outputs in Student Worksheets (LKS) regarding the experiments demonstrated.

The students recorded experiment details on the Student Worksheets (LKS)

The collaborative learning opportunity held at the Basic Physics Laboratory is one form of activity that supports Sustainable Development Goals pillars 4 and 17, concerning quality education and partnerships to achieve goals, as students directly benefit from accessing concrete learning experiences according to their educational stages. In this regard, students can enhance their skills in reading and mathematics. On the other hand, schools have the opportunity to access partnerships to boost students’ motivation for completing their educational journey.

Keywords: Students, TK IT Bias Yogyakarta, science experiment, physics, education

Penulis: Rafida Salma Rahmawati

Foto: Ahmad Fathan, Dina Wardiningsih, Shofi Rahmadini

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana


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