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October 2014

Cancelled – Scotland’s Time Lords

Tue October 14, 2014 @ 14:0015:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

cancelled

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£2.00

Umbrella Solar System

Tue October 14, 2014 @ 18:0019:15
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Re-create the night sky on every rainy day by painting a map of the stars inside an umbrella.

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Join the Waste Aware Team

Thu October 16, 2014 @ 10:3012:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Fun and games with a recycling theme.

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Free

Graphic science stories

Thu October 16, 2014 @ 13:3015:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Graphic Science Storyboarding for kids with scientist Mhairi Stewart and artist/author Gary Stewart.

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Science Gala Day

Fri October 17, 2014 @ 10:0016:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Loads of drop-in activities – come and join the science fun!

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October 2015

Free

Microwave Mug Cakes

Fri October 9, 2015 @ 14:0015:30
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Lets get cooking! Leave your ovens, hobs and fancy tins at home and get baking in a Microwave. Make your own Microwave Mug Cake and watch the incredible transformation of the mixture through the microwave door – will it explode? Lets hope not, but if it does lets find out why, with the secrets behind the perfect bake revealed by our visiting chemist. Suitable for 8+. This event is free but space is limited - please book below, or at…

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Free

POP! Danderhall Library

Mon October 12, 2015 @ 16:0017:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom
Pop! Bubbles

Bubbles! Why are they round? What makes them so colourful? Why do they burst so easily? Join Pop the balloon Man for his amazing stage show which includes round bubbles, small bubbles, big bubbles, smoke filled bubbles, square bubbles, kids inside bubbles, adults inside bubbles, and lot and lots of bubbles! If you are looking for a quiet hour with the kids, don't come here! 5-12yrs (under 8's with an adult) FREE!   Danderhall Library has wheelchair access and you don't…

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£7.00

Lego Robotics – Danderhall Library (13:30-14:45)

Tue October 13, 2015 @ 13:3014:45
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Using the latest Lego robotics technology you will build and program amazing creatures which can move using motors, gears and wheels. Young roboteers will learn how to program sensors to make the robot react to its surroundings. Program robot birds to chirp, crocodiles to snap and plane engines to rev! 6 - 9yrs  

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£7

Lego Robotics at Danderhall Library (15:00-16:15)

Tue October 13, 2015 @ 15:0016:15
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Using the latest Lego robotics technology you will build and program amazing creatures which can move using motors, gears and wheels. Young roboteers will learn how to program sensors to make the robot react to its surroundings. Program robot birds to chirp, crocodiles to snap and plane engines to rev! 6 - 9yrs  

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October 2016

Free

Midlothian Rocket Blast! – Build Danderhall

Fri October 14, 2016 @ 14:0015:30
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom
picture of a bottle rocket in mid air, with a trail of water as it blasts off.

Come and build a rocket with us.  It's easy.  Then come to the Danderhall Science Gala on the 17th October when from 1pm to 3pm, we will launch! If you want to build at home, the instructions are available   

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Free

Mini Science Gala Day

Mon October 17, 2016 @ 12:0016:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom
Building a bridge with wooden poles

Danderhall library are the perfect hosts for an afternoon of science.  Join Professor Clive greeted with his tidal wave tank and learn about ocean waves.  Edinburgh University will be challenging you to build a bridge without nails or glue and to make a curved tower out of straight sticks, and showing you how maths has the answers!  We will also be launching rockets, and having the kind of fun which Danderhall does so well!

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Free

Midlothian Rocket Blast Competition – Launch Danderhall

Mon October 17, 2016 @ 13:0015:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom
picture of a bottle rocket in mid air, with a trail of water as it blasts off.

Build a rocket at one of our build events.  There is one here at Danderhall on the 14th October at 2pm. Then launch today from 1pm!  How far will yours go? Download our brochure for a full list of build and launch venues.  

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Free

Chemical Transformations

Fri October 21, 2016 @ 14:0016:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Never scared to experiment, the adventurous and able Danderhall librarians will be encouraging you to watch orange juice turn into a slushy before your very eyes! Become a master of metals by turning steel into copper and become your Granny’s favourite by turning dulled silver shiny. It could be magic..... or is it? Drop in and find out!  

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October 2017

Bright Sparks Gala Day

Tue October 10, 2017 @ 10:3013:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom
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Bold Bright and colourful science for pre-schoolers and all the family too. 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!

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Free

Bridge Building Challenge: The Test

Thu October 19, 2017 @ 14:0016:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Put your bridge to the test with local super engineer Andrew Firth, who will put your bridge through some rigorous testing!

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Free

The Eagle

Fri October 20, 2017 @ 18:0021:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom
The Eagle Movie

Go back to Roman times with the film screening of The Eagle  -  and follow the archaeological search along Hadrian's Wall and the Highlands Afterwards there will be an expert or two on hand to discuss the the science of archaeological digs and remains and to answer any other similar themed questions you may have... Film synopsis: Under the command of Flavius Aquila in A.D. 120, Rome's Ninth Legion marches north to Scotland carrying its revered eagle emblem and vanishing…

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October 2018

Free

Build Your Future Car

Fri October 12, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

It is the year 2068, get creative with cardboard, paper, straws and Lego to design and build the next generation of transport. How will it move? how is it fueled,? how fast can it go? It's all up to you! Join us this Friday 12th from 2pm-3pm.

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Free

The Fantastic Physics Fire Show – Danderhall

Tue October 16, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
danderhall leisure centre, Newton Church Rd
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1LU United Kingdom

A show full of explosions, flaming hands, launching rockets, and a bottled flaming jet, among other spectacular, and educational, experimental demonstrations! Come learn about how fire works, how it can be controlled, and used for experiments too! Come along Tuesday 16th from 2pm-3pm.  

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Free

Kitchen Sink Lithography – Danderhall

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 10:0011:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

This hands on family friendly workshop explores the properties of oil and water repelling each other using using equipment and materials you might have in your kitchen, with the added magic of cola , a key ingredient in the printmaking recipe. Make a print, learn some science, and have some fun into the bargain. come along Thursday 18th from 10am-11am.  

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Free

Build Your Future House

Fri October 19, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Design and build future-proof home out of cardboard, paper, straws, and lego. Do we expand to the ocean or build up high into the sky? you decide! Come along Friday 19th from 2pm-3pm.

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