Give your brain cells a workout - a straight up pub quiz with the odd serious, humorous and at times tenuous science questions thrown in for good measure!
Get ready for a prehistoric adventure at Loanhead Library. Dig for dinosaur bones, plant and take home your very own Jurassic Fern, make life sized dinosaur footprints and also meet Mr Fossil and his vast collecting on real fossils. Create your own mini demonstrations of global processes such as plate tectonics and erosion and discover how the Earth has changed over 4.5 billion years. Build your own 3D landscape and of course, not forgetting everyone’s favourite create your very own active volcanoes.
Limber up for an action packed day. Measure how high and far you can jump and test your strength and grip with researchers from the University of Edinburgh's Physical Activity and Health Research Centre and Human Performance science teams.
Visit the university of Edinburgh's Easter Bush Campus and see behind the scenes at the Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary studies. Meet our scientists and vets, hear about their work, take a tour of our buildings and get hands-on with fun activities suitable for everyone.
Ever wonderd why you sometimes feel lucky or unlucky? As luck would have it we have a science show all about luck, chance, superstition and mind reading!
You’re invited to a world of science fun and wonder. How does your brain work? How do light and sound waves travel? What is a super computer? How does 3D printing work? How do we fight disease? All this and more will be explored and answered throughout the day.
A night all about the Science of Zombies. Including zombie face and body painting, jelly brain dissections, a zombie parade and the film screening of "Warm Bodies" (12A) Dress code: Zombie!
Roll Up, Roll Up and prepare for some mind-boggling and mind-blowing science! Explore how we see colour, discover how holograms work and make your very own blueprint using UV light. Also, help save the planet and build a renewable city, make a mini wind-turbine and see how right here in Midlothian we convert “trash to gas”.
Come along and experience the robotic world of the future as part of Heriot-Watt University's year of robotics 2017. Interact with our super cute robots in their own petting zoo. Help us create a humanoid robot, from individual plastic pieces to the moving robot.
Blast off and explore outer space from the comfort of Newtongrange library, build and launch your own rocket, try your hand at infra-red photography, create a star map and test it out during a virtual planetarium show or plan an Astrobiology mission – to discover if there is life beyond Earth! It’s sure to be out of this world!
How does science affect how we make scones, cream and jam? Can the perfect cream tea teach us about soft matter physics? Come along to Pentland Plants for a delicious afternoon filled with science, scones and sweet treats!
A day of scientific adventures awaits at Vogrie Country Park, connect with nature, explore the element and release your wild side! Whether out in the park or under canvas there is a whole host of fun activities for everyone to get involved in. come along Sunday 8th for FREE from 11:00am - 3:00pm.
A morning of discovering and doing, including play-doh science, soft toy science, the science of your breakfast, exploring forces & making constellation viewers. And of course there will be slime making, singing and dancing! 10am-1pm at Danderhall Library
A night of musical fun! Everyone is invited to the science ceilidh! Celebrate science through dance, poetry, storytelling, music and other arts. come along from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday the festival begins with our first event, our Science Alive gala day at the Lasswade centre! this year you can “tattoo your science”, find out about good bacteria and discover how your body fights diseases. This day is packed full with shed-loads of life science activities and workshops for all the family. Drop in for FREE anytime between 11:00am - 3:00pm. See you there!
An escape room! Your team must work to crack codes in order to escape. Using real biological codes. Brilliant fun for teenagers and adults.. All must contribute.
Come and enjoy an evening in the newly refurbished historic Corn Exchange, hear about the history of photography and view a Victorian travelogue of historic images using a magic lantern!