Visiting the Institute of Nuclear Sciences „Vinča”

Savremena Gimnazija Year 4 students had the unique opportunity to visit the Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinča and do the experiments in physics, chemistry and biology last week of April. The team of people responsible for students consisted of Gvozden Tasić, one of the Institute managers, Nina Stevančević, physics teacher, Maja Timotić and Dijana Šarac, biology teachers and the last, but not the least, Jelena Zelenović, chemistry teacher.

The students did the following exercises:

  • physics: measuring the activity of radioactive isotope 137 Cs using scintillation counter, at different distances from the source ;
  • chemistry: observing the effects on organic matter when exposed to different acids (studying piranha solution) ;
  • biology: demonstration of three basic tests for biological matter identification.

Hands-on activities confirming theoretical knowledge

Our students, overwhelmed with excitement after the visit to the Institute, were thankful for the opportunity to try out what they learnt in theory, stepping into the scientist’s shoes to observe the world, at least for a day.

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
Contemporary in any sense of the word, our school offers functional knowledge and quality preparation for tertiary education in Serbia and abroad. Implementing modern and creative teaching in the classroom, where the teachers’ pedagogy and students’ performance are aligned with the highest academic standards for the high-school finals, our school develops linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, cultural, technical and ICT competence, which is a prerequisite for further education and professional development. Teaching is supported by the interactive whiteboards and educational software, whereas practice exercises research and critical thinking.