CARROTS AND APPLES ON TOP AS SWEDISH PUPILS HELP SCIENTISTS MAP THEIR EATING HABITS

Press release 29 May 2015.

Swedish children and teenagers are pretty diligent at eating fruit and vegetables, according to the results of a mass experiment organised as part of Researchers’ Night. In the Vegetable Experiment, scientists at the Swedish National Food Agency enlisted the help of over 5500 pupils, who acted as research assistants for a day. Carrots and apples top the list of most eaten vegetables and fruit.

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Morot att medverka i riktig forskning – 5 500 elever hjälpte forskare kartlägga matvanor

Svenska barn och ungdomar är ganska flitiga frukt- och grönsaksätare. Det visar resultaten från ForskarFredags massexperiment 2014, Grönsaksförsöket. I experimentet fick forskare på Livsmedelsverket hjälp av mer än 5 500 elever som agerade forskningsassistenter för en dag. Morot och äpple toppar listorna över mest ätna grönsak respektive frukt.

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Swedish children to help climate scientists by burying tea bags

Press release 9 February 2015.

Is it possible to read the future in tea leaves? This is what scientists at Umeå University are hoping to find out and they are now looking for school classes across Sweden to participate in a mass experiment that will help to inform climate change research. The so-called ‘Tea Bag Experiment’ is part of the European science festival, Researchers’ Night.

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10,000 pupils assist Swedish scientists with climate research

Press release 11 April 2014.

Spring is now here and it arrives earlier each year.  A warmer climate means an earlier spring and a later autumn. But how is the delayed onset of autumn affecting the Swedish ecosystem? A mass experiment involving over 10,000 pupils across Sweden is helping scientists to study the effect of climate change on deciduous trees in autumn. Läs mer


Children to help researchers map climate change

Press release 20 May 2013

Is climate change leading to a delay in when leaves turn colour in the autumn? Pupils from across Sweden will be helping researchers determine how the climate is affecting the growing season of plants and the onset of autumn. This mass experiment is part of the science festival Researchers’ Night.

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Barns bilder visar riskfyllda miljöer

Pressmeddelande 130318

Risker för barn finns framför allt i trafiken, byggnader, naturen, hemmet och på skolgården. Det står klart när bilder från barn i hela landet analyserats.
– Att risken när många trängs i trappor upplevs som så hög förvånade mig mest, säger forskaren Erika Wall, ansvarig för forskningsprojektet Riskbilden.
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