Science Busking

Saturday 28 November

11.00am – 12.00 noon

This event is fun for the whole family with a particular appeal to children aged 8 or over.  Get your family team together for this face-paced, interactive event. You’ll spend a few minutes with each of our lovely researchers,  getting to know them and finding out about their research. Then you’ll move on to another virtual table and do it all over again! Lots of things to find out about – come and see!

You don’t need to bring anything except an inquisitive mind. But if you want to have a couple of things ready it might help you to take part. The list of suggested equipment is given with the description of the event below.

Taking part

This event is delivered using Remo – an online café-style meeting platform! Please note Remo works best on Chrome or Safari browsers.

Proton and Pylons

Meirin and Davide
Why not try bumping into our researcher Meirin and investigate crashing things into each other at almost the speed of light! Meirin will talk about his work of the Large Hadron Collider.

Equipment suggested:
A dinner plate
2 sports balls (eg tennis, golf, ping pong) or 2 round fruit (eg apples, oranges)
A metal and a plastic object (eg spoons)

Sound and Bridges

Abishek, David and David
Harmonise with ace researchers Abishek, David and David as they puzzle over vibrations and the bridges that sing!  Hear how experts use sound to helps us keeps our bridges safe.

Equipment suggested:
A rubber band

Logs and Dengue

Elizabeth
What happens when wood falls in a river? Come find out how we use groups of sticks to predict the effect of logjams.

Giulio
Lions, snakes, mosquitos, sharks? Which is the true killer? How we’re attempting to combat dengue virus.

Equipment suggested:
A stick (not a log!)

Eyeballs

Elena and Siân
Your eyes, our focus! Learn about your eyes through optical illusions and mini experiments.

Equipment suggested:
A handheld mirror

Plankton People

Nikola and Chris
Do you know that there are microbes in our oceans which are not plants, animals or bacteria? That we depend on these microscopic organisms on a daily basis? If you are wondering how such tiny creatures rule life on our planet, come and listen to the tale of nature’s perfect beasts.

Equipment suggested:
None

Flames, Filters and Failures

Jon
Learn about the magic of chemiluminescence and you’ll look at fireworks and birthday candles in a different light!

Ebrima
Come and learn about ceramics and how we use it to preserve energy and make steel which is used in millions of products from fancy cars to our cutleries at home

Equipment suggested:
An unlit candle
A pair of sunglasses


Taking part

This event is delivered using Remo – an online café-style meeting platform! Please note Remo works best on Chrome or Safari browsers.

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