2020

17th – 25th OCTOBER

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October 2020

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Balancing and Centre of Gravity with Fun Scientists

Mon October 19, 2020 @ 14:0015:00
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Join the Fun Scientists for our first live online science show exploring the science of balancing and centres of gravity. As well as watching, you can do the science at home during the show. You'll just need a few things from around the house: • 2x sheets A4 paper • scissors • 1x sheet thick card • colouring pens/markers • sticky tape • 4x 1p or 2x 2p coins (or something similar like metal washers) • an empty fizzy drink…

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Kitchen Chemistry with Fun Scientists

Mon October 19, 2020 @ 17:0018:00
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Join the Fun Scientists for our second live science show, Kitchen Chemistry - a live, family-friendly show that reveals the science in your kitchen! If you'd like to get hands-on at home, see if you can find the following items: 2x plates with a raised edge, or shallow bowls water 150-300ml milk (full fat works best) black pepper 20ml vinegar baking soda/bicarbonate of soda (baking powder will also work) salt washing-up liquid food colouring – at least 2 colours scissors…

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Science of Circular Motion with Fun Scientists

Tue October 20, 2020 @ 14:0015:00

The third of our online live shows with Fun Scientists explores the science of circular motion with fun demonstrations and science that you can do at home.  If you want to take part, see if you can find the following items and have them ready at the start of the show:  string (cotton preferred) 1x sheet A4 Paper paperclip 1x sheet A5 card (or similar) plastic lid from an ice cream tub or takeaway container (ideally not a margarine tub…

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Science of Bubbles with Fun Scientists

Tue October 20, 2020 @ 17:0018:00
Pop! the balloon man blows bubbles too

Book now for the fourth of our online family science shows with the Fun Scientists, all about the science of bubbles. But don't just watch, get involved at home! See if you can find the items below and have them ready at the start of the show: washing-up liquid water glycerine (you might already have this for baking - if not you can find it in your local pharmacy and in home baking section at the supermarket) string (cotton if…

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Research around the World

Wed October 21, 2020 @ 10:0011:00
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Join scientists from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh, and the Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology in Nepal for a live, interactive event about science on two continents. Watch an interactive presentation featuring scientists from Edinburgh and Nepal, ask questions during the Q&A session and join in at home with fun water-based experiments. You will learn about what it's really like to be a scientist working in biology, how diverse science and scientists…

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Rockets with Fun Science

Wed October 21, 2020 @ 14:0015:00
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The fifth of our online live shows with Fun Scientists is all about the science of rockets. And it's not just the Fun Scientists doing experiments, you can join in at home too. See if you can find the items below and get them ready for the start of the show: • several plastic straws, at least two different widths • sticky tape • scissors • paper • old plastic film canister or an empty vitamin C tablet container (i.e.…

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Science of Lava Lamps and Marble Prints with Fun Scientists

Wed October 21, 2020 @ 17:0018:00
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The sixth online live show from the Fun Scientists investigates the science of lava lamps and marble prints. Grown-ups - you and the kids can get involved with the experiments at home too, you just need to find the items on the list below and get them ready for the start of the show: • empty plastic water bottle • water • cooking/vegetable oil • fizzy Vitamin C tablet • food colouring (at least one colour) • oil-soluble colour or…

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Density with Fun Scientists

Thu October 22, 2020 @ 14:0015:00
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The seventh online live show from the Fun Scientists explores the science of density with demonstrations and experiments. Grown-ups - you and the kids can get involved with the experiments at home too, you just need to find the items on the list below and get them ready for the start of the show: • bottle of lemonade or sparkling water (unopened - you'll need the fizz!) • 10 or more raisins 50-100ml of the following liquids: • treacle or…

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Sound Energy with Fun Scientists

Thu October 22, 2020 @ 17:0018:00
fun scientist

The eighth online live show from the Fun Scientists is all about the science of sound. Grown-ups - you and the kids can get involved with the experiments at home too, you just need to find the items on the list below and get them ready for the start of the show: • rubber band • string (cotton if possible) • wire coat hanger – must be metal (like the ones you get from the drycleaners) or a metal spoon…

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Secret Messages with Fun Scientists

Fri October 23, 2020 @ 14:0015:00
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Join the Fun Scientists online for the ninth of their live science shows, investigating the science of secret messages. Grown-ups - you and the kids can get involved with the experiments at home too, you just need to find the items on the list below and get them ready for the start of the show: • a few sheets of paper • 4x cotton buds • 10ml lemon juice • 10ml vinegar • liquid laundry detergent clear (or add some…

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Projectile Science with Fun Scientists

Fri October 23, 2020 @ 17:0018:00
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Join the Fun Scientists for the tenth of their online live science shows, all about the science of projectiles. Grown-ups - you and the kids can get involved with the experiments at home too, you just need to find the items on the list below and get them ready for the start of the show: • 2x toilet roll cardboard tubes • 6x rubber bands • pencil • scissors • 8x lolly sticks • lid from plastic drinks bottle (optional)…

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Science Party with Fun Scientists

Sat October 24, 2020 @ 14:0015:00
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Join the Fun Scientists for a Science Party featuring volcanoes, explosions and forces! Grown-ups - you and the kids can get involved with the experiments at home too, you just need to find the items on the list below and get them ready for the start of the show: • 100ml vinegar • bicarbonate of soda/baking soda or baking powder • food colouring • marble (or similar small, round object) • drop of washing-up liquid • paperclip • print and…

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Science Party 2 with Fun Science

Sat October 24, 2020 @ 16:0017:00
fun scientist

Join the Fun Scientists for a Science Party featuring volcanoes, explosions and forces! Grown-ups - you and the kids can get involved with the experiments at home too, you just need to find the items on the list below and get them ready for the start of the show: • 100ml vinegar • bicarbonate of soda/baking soda or baking powder • food colouring • marble (or similar small, round object) • drop of washing-up liquid • paperclip • print and…

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