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October 2016

£7.50

Lego Robotics (6-9 years) – CANCELLED

Fri October 14, 2016 @ 14:0015:15
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
Two toy colourful dancing model robots.

We are sorry to cancel this session. (12/10/16) Using the latest Lego robotics technology to build and program amazing creatures which can move using motors, gears and wheels.  Our 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!  

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Free

Coding Club Taster Session

Fri October 14, 2016 @ 15:0016:00
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on %1$s
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom
Children working on computers

Have you ever wanted to make your own games and animations? Come along to this free, fun taster for coding at Dalkeith Library with David and you'll be well on your way!

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£7.50

Lego Robotics (9-13 years)

Fri October 14, 2016 @ 15:3016:45
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
Two toy colourful dancing model robots.

Using the latest Lego robotics technology to build and program amazing creatures which can move using motors, gears and wheels.  Our 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!  

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Free

Science Alive gala day

Sat October 15, 2016 @ 10:3015:30
Lasswade Centre, 11 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom
Two scientists, one child and anatomical models.

The Science Alive gala day has become one of Midlothian Science Festival's most popular events. Produced by the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology working with Midlothian Science Festival, this year we have science workshops, drop-in activities, a cafe and a planetarium/dome film! Be a Master builder with the Centre for Synthetic Biology, My Asthma Story will have activities, Cancer Research UK will have their amazing wind column, and you can 'Crack the Code and Build a Creature' from Wellcome…

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Free

Coding Club Taster Session

Sat October 15, 2016 @ 11:0012:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Have you ever wanted to make your own games and animations? Come along to this free, fun taster for coding at Dalkeith Library and you'll be well on your way!  David, our friendly coding club volunteer, and star library assistant has been learning all kinds of secrets to share with you!

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£15

Crafting the Mine

Mon October 17, 2016 @ 10:0017:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

The sessions below have been cancelled.  Instead the Mining Museum will offer FREE activities.  To find out more follow this link.  FREE ACTIVITIES   The Lady Vic has been built in Minecraft and now YOU can explore the colliery and play our game! You’ll be playing in two’s so sign up along with a friend – or we can pair you up on the day!  You’ll be miners in the colliery and you’ll have to work hard to extract the…

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Medieval construction and lego!

Mon October 17, 2016 @ 11:0015:00
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until Fri October 21, 2016
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Throughout the Science Festival, explore the chapel, see the Apprentice Pillar built in Lego, can you complete the quiz? Join us for drop in sessions to discover what holds the chapel altogether, makes the best pillar, the most sturdy arch, explore energy, forces, medieval technology and … Lego?!

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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

Sensational Sounds Workshop

Mon October 17, 2016 @ 14:3016:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
Drawing of maracas

We all know what fun can be had at Mayfield library!  Love making music, science and samba? Book yourself into this music instrument making workshop.  We will make castanets, shakers and drums and find out about the science of sound!  

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£15

Crafting the Mine

Tue October 18, 2016 @ 10:0017:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

The sessions below have been cancelled.  Instead the Mining Museum will offer FREE activities.  To find out more follow this link.  FREE ACTIVITIES   The Lady Vic has been built in Minecraft and now YOU can explore the colliery and play our game! You’ll be playing in two’s so sign up along with a friend – or we can pair you up on the day!  You’ll be miners in the colliery and you’ll have to work hard to extract the…

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£14

Build a Biscuit City

Tue October 18, 2016 @ 13:0015:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
biscuit castle

What facilities do people need to live in a town or city? Come and build an edible construction site!  Yum!

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Free

Solve Puzzles. Invent Medicine.

Tue October 18, 2016 @ 15:0020:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
Solve Puzzles Invent Medicine

A computer-based citizen science event, where you learn to create and fold RNA computer puzzles, and when you get good enough, your molecule will be created in a lab and could help provide a diagnostic tool for Tuberculosis.

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Free

Escape the cell

Tue October 18, 2016 @ 15:0020:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
Three people working with a giant cell model

An escape room, where your small team must work together to crack codes in order to escape. Using real biological codes. Brilliant fun for adults and teenagers alike. This will work with families, but all must contribute!  

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£14.50

App Developer

Thu October 20, 2016 @ 14:0016:30
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom
Picture of a tablet and a phone

Whether it’s for an iPhone or android you will learn the essentials of designing and programming a mobile app which you can then use at home. Perfect for first-timers and loaded with features for the more adventurous.  

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Free

Fun Science Experiments

Thu October 20, 2016 @ 15:0016:30
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom
Fun Science Experiments

Join in with an afternoon of cool 'hands on' experiments.

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Free

Build a Lego Bridge

Fri October 21, 2016 @ 14:0015:30
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom

Celebrate Scotland's  Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Design and construct your own version of the new Forth crossing from Lego blocks. Span the river – but make sure your bridge can take the traffic!

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October 2017

Free

Build a Biscuit City

Mon October 16, 2017 @ 11:3012:30
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom

Biscuiteering - the art of building using biscuits and jam as your bricks and mortar! Do the best dunkers make the best structures? Come along and get building...

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Free

Soft Matter Kingdom

Wed October 18, 2017 @ 15:00
IKEA Edinburgh, Straiton Road
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9PW United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE: LATER TIME (than listed in the printed programme) Learn about science through squishy stuff, slime and much more! Come along to the soft matter kingdom where you will be welcomed by the king and queen of discovery. You will be lead by physics knights and guided by wizard physicists on four fun activities to help you better understand soft matter physics principles.

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Free

Kitchen Sink Science

Thu October 19, 2017 @ 10:3012:00
Glencorse Centre, 4 Firth Road
Auchendinny, EH26 0QZ United Kingdom

Fun and messy experiments for all the family that you can create at home (sorry mums and dads!)

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Free

Pond Dipping

Sun October 22, 2017 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

We have all the equipment you need to explore the best spot at Vogrie to view nature at work in the underwater world. Bring your wellies along and get ready to splash in the water to find some slimy creatures and maybe even a frog or two!

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