Let the games begin!
All classes have a short technical rehearsal, where they see the stage and auditorium live for the first time and can check light, sound etc.
Some classes used their scientific model on stage.
The classes had to submit a scientific poster describing the background of their model.
Here a model on the retina by class 4C from Gymnasium Kirschgarten.
A model on taste perception by class 3 BIC from Liceo Lugano 1.
Class M2b from Gymnasium Münchenstein presented a model on the action potential.
Preparing for the on-stage show!
A model of the synapse by class G20 SFBC+ from NMS Bern.
Class 21gB presented a model on the effect of snake poison on rodents.
No animals were harmed in the making of this model!
Class 2bMN from Gymnasium Stadelhofen demonstrates the replication cycle of HIV.
A small refreshment before the show begins.
Maya Frühauf, Deputy Head of the Study Programs Promotion Service, EPF Lausanne and Dr. sc. Koni Osterwalder, Co-Managing Director, BirdLife Zürich – two members of the jury – visiting the model and poster exhibition.
The suspence is rising.
Per-Olof Attinger, Head CEO Office and Secretary to the Corporate Executive Committee at Roche welcomes the students.
The auditorium is packed.
It's time for the performances to start!
Class 4C from Gymnasium Kirschgarten
The jury keeping notes.
Class SF5 from Kantonsschule Trogen
Class 3 BIC from Liceo Lugano 1
Class M2b from Gymnasium Münchenstein
Class Freifach Experimentelle Biologie from Alte Kantonsschule Aarau
Class G20 SFBC+ from NMS Bern
Class B16a from Kantonsschule Solothurn
Class 2bMN from Kantonsschule Stadelhofen
Watch here the video of the class that won the "Best Performance Award" – Class 2bMN from Kantonsschule Stadelhofen
Class 20abdh from Gymnasium Lerbermatt
Class 21gB from Gymnasium Thun
The jury deep in thought :-)
Dr. sc. Koni Osterwalder, Co-Managing Director, BirdLife Zürich; Dr. René Schwarzenbach, Head of Jury, Prof. for Environmental Chemistry, ETH Zurich; Inken Plitzko, Senior Scientist, Roche; Serge Corpateaux, Head Talent Attraction Roche Apprenticeships, Roche; Maya Frühauf, Deputy Head of the Study Programs Promotion Service, EPF Lausanne; In the background Thomas Flüeler, Managing Director SimplyScience Foundation and Sam Ginsburg, Taskdesigner SOTM and Biology Teacher
The model of Class B16 a from Kantonsschule Solothurn illustrates the principle of colour changing complexes.
Class Freifach Experimentelle Biologie from Alte Kantonsschule Aarau built a model of the photosynthetic process
Class 20abdh from Gymnasium Lerbermatt shows a rod, a photoreceptor cell.
Class SF5 from Kantonsschule Trogen presented a model of the lateral line system of a fish.
Gymnasium Kirschgarten – Class 4C
Kantonsschule Trogen – Class SF5
Liceo Lugano 1 – Class 3 BIC
Gymnasium Münchenstein – Class M2b
Alte Kantonsschule Aarau – Class Freifach Experimentelle Biologie
NMS Bern – Class G20 SFBC+
Kantonsschule Solothurn – Class B16a
Kantonsschule Stadelhofen – Class 2bMN
Gymnasium Lerbermatt – Class 20abdh
Gymnasium Thun – Class 21gB
Magic Science Show with Urs Gfeller
Moderating the Final Event: Janine Hermann, Chemistry Teacher, GoldCoast Academy and Thomas Flüeler, Managing Director SimplyScience Foundation
Head of Jury Prof. Dr. René Schwarzenbach
Gymnasium Lerbermatt – Class 20abdh won the Best Video Clip Award as voted by all participating classes.
Kantonsschule Stadelhofen – 2bMN won the Best Performance Award as voted by all students present at the final event.
Third Place goes to Class 3 BIC from Liceo Lugano 1
Second Place goes to Class 2bMN from Kantonsschule Stadelhofen
And the First Place goes to ...
Class B16a from Kantonsschule Solothurn!
The team leader of Class B16a from Kantonsschule Solothurn receiving the trophy from Peggy Grüninger, Head Corporate Donations and Philanthropy, Roche
Hip, Hip, Hooray!
Well done, B16a, see you in London!