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October 2019

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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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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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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October 2020

Free

Balancing and Centre of Gravity with Fun Scientists

October 19 @ 14:0015:00
tubes

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

October 19 @ 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

October 20 @ 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

October 20 @ 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

October 21 @ 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

October 21 @ 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

October 21 @ 17:0018:00
fun scientist

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

October 22 @ 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

October 22 @ 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

October 23 @ 14:0015:00
fun scientist

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

October 23 @ 17:0018:00
fun scientist

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

October 24 @ 14:0015:00
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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Science Party 2 with Fun Science

October 24 @ 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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