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October 2019

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Small Stories

Wed October 16, 2019 @ 15:0016:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Stories for little ones and their grown-ups! We'll sing, make sounds and have fun together as we learn all about the wonderful world around us in a cosy story tent.

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Tiny Tots

Thu October 17, 2019 @ 10:0014:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Bring your smallest scientists along to this event designed especially for the under-5s! There’s a whole host of experiments just waiting to be explored, so use your eyes, ears, hands and even your noses to explore! Activities will include colour-change painting, gigantic bubbles, and catching rainbows amongst others. Small Stories will also be visiting, bringing their cosy story tent along, so get ready to settle in with them to learn about the world around us. Its going to get messy…

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Science and the Circus

Thu October 17, 2019 @ 11:0012:00
Bilston Miners Club, Seafield Rd
Bilston, Midlothian EH25 9RW United Kingdom

How does a spinning plate spin? Why do clowns fall over? How can someone eat fire?! Come learn the answers, whilst seeing a live circus show in action!  

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Free

Science on the Fish Farm

Thu October 17, 2019 @ 14:0015:00
Penicuik Town Hall, High Street,
Penicuik , EH26 8HS

Hear from The Roslin Institute’s aquaculture researchers about their work to improve the health of a variety of farmed aquatic species, from salmon to oysters. A talk hosted by the Penicuik U3A and open to all. Aquaculture is a growing industry in Scotland and around the world and includes fish, shellfish and other animal and plant species. In order to produce healthy, sustainable food, aquaculture farmers need improved breeding programmes to help them overcome major challenges such as infectious diseases.…

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Physics of Fire

Thu October 17, 2019 @ 14:0015:00
Lasswade Library, 19 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

A show full of explosions, flaming hands and a bottled flaming jet amongst other spectacular and educational experimental demonstrations.  

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Science and the Circus

Thu October 17, 2019 @ 17:0018:00
Pathhead Village Hall, 11 Main Street
Pathhead, Midlothian EH37 5PZ United Kingdom

How does a spinning plate spin? Why do clowns fall over? How can someone eat fire?! Come learn the answers, whilst seeing a live circus show in action!  

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Free

Light Lines Workshops

Fri October 18, 2019
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom

Draw with light using UV torches, experiment with colour shadows and experience the world from a different viewpoint using upside-down goggles! “Uncover the mysteries of light through a series of amazing experiments. Discover how to split white light to reveal the full colour spectrum using prisms. Use torches to mix colours together to make white light. Draw pictures and uncover hidden symbols using ultra violet light energy. Learn how to bend and reflect light using convex lenses and mirrors. Hear…

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Bioblitz

Fri October 18, 2019 @ 10:0016:00
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

Get up close up and hands on with the nature and wildlife on your doorstep with this series of mini workshops. UPDATE: We are just finalising the activities and sessions that will be running at out Bioblitz day. We hope to have full details and booking up by WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTMEBER. On the day sessions will be delivered by the following organisations: The Woodland Trust The RSPB The Wildlife Information Centre Newbattle Beekeepers The Woodland Ranger Bookable sessions will include,…

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Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off!

Fri October 18, 2019 @ 11:0012:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

Pack your space pants and safety goggles!  And join Dr Bunhead for an explosive journey into space – it’s pure live science at its best! Join TV’s most extreme scientist, Dr Bunhead from Brainiac, for an explosive journey into space.  Volunteer ‘stunt scientists’ from the audience help Dr Bunhead deploy awesome experiments in his madcap mission to send the first humans to Mars. Stunt hamsters get bazooka-blasted, fingers are frozen solid and smashed, heads explosively decompress – it’s pure live…

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Free

Hackathon: AI and Robots

Fri October 18, 2019 @ 13:0016:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom

A host of awesome tech for you to play with. From coding and AI robots to app creating and VR! A chance to find out more and have a go!

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Free

Rocket to the Moon

Fri October 18, 2019 @ 13:3016:30
Glencorse Centre, 4 Firth Road
Auchendinny, EH26 0QZ United Kingdom

Calling all space cadets, come along to build and blast off your very own pop-bottle rocket and get ready for some pretty huge rocket launch demos too!

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Free

Chemistry – Shake It Up

Fri October 18, 2019 @ 15:0018:00
IKEA Edinburgh, Straiton Road
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9PW United Kingdom

Make a 'Galaxy in a bottle' in this hands on workshops exploring the science of density and solubility of liquids. Just add glitter! Two sessions running: 3:00pm - 4:00pm 5:00pm - 6:00pm  

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Erupting Volcanoes

Fri October 18, 2019 @ 15:0016:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Join the library for some seismic fun making your own paper mache erupting volcano using kitchen ingredients and then take it home!  

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Free

Rocks: A record of a swampy past

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 10:0011:30
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Did you know that Midlothian was once a tropical swamp? Join Dr Mark Wilkinson from the University of Edinburgh to discover what we can learn from the rocks!  

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Free

Board Games Club

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 10:0013:00
Lasswade Library, 19 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

Move over Monopoly.... Join us for a fun-filled morning of new, fun and sciency board games. With many thanks to Juniper Green Board-Gamers  - these guys are bringing the most amazing games and helpers too! For more info about their club visit their website: www.boardjg.co.uk   

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Free

Science Alive

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 11:0016:00
Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Way
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

What does a burying beetle look like close up? How do cells grow and multiply? Join us on a journey exploration to find out what is so amazing about the science of life. Use our microscopes to make your own discoveries, find out how our body fights disease, make your own science art to take home, and try out many other hands on activities!

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Free

Supersonic School Run

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 11:0013:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

From the school run to travelling across the world, the future of how we travel looks very different! Come join Greening Gorebridge and HYPED from the University of Edinburgh to explore some of the latest ideas including the ‘Hyperloop’ that can travel at over 700mph! We’ll also have some electric cars and electric bikes to try out too.

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Free

Science of Walking

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 13:3015:30
Springfield Mill, Springfield Mill
Polton, EH18 1JZ United Kingdom

Join the Rangers for a fact filled plod, learning about how we ended up on 2 feet, how we keep standing tall and what keeps us from going around the bend.

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River Dipping

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 14:0016:00
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Join the Ranger Service to explore the waters of the North Esk with nets, trays and magnifiers and discover the fish, bugs and beasties that live there.

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Art in the Park

Sun October 20, 2019 @ 13:3015:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Join The Rangers for some colourful fun, with paints, water, wood and dough, in an Autumn park full of colour too.

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