Science Sunday Family Fun Day
Published: 9 June 2009
Fun activities for the whole family. Drop in for a day of exciting activities to make, discover and explore. Hands on ‘make it’ workshops, interactive shows, real research, exhibitions, and lots more. Activities are all free.
10am - 4pm - Hunterian Museum, and various venues around the Gilmorehill campus. Fun activities for the whole family. Drop in for a day of exciting activities to make, discover and explore. Hands on ‘make it’ workshops, interactive shows, real research, exhibitions, and lots more. Activities are all FREE.Origami, Metal detecting, Paper technology, Soldering, Captivating Chemistry, Walking tours of the University, GalGael Craft demos (spinning, weaving, woodcarving), MasterComposter, Liquid nitrogen ice cream and loads more......
Make a morse code telegaph - Build an electric device for sending secret Morse code signals down a telegraph wire.
Toddler activity centre - Pick from one of our fabulous science activity boxes and explore the content with the pre-5s.
Animal handling - Get up close and personal with the animals, a huge hit last year!
Unusual materials polymorph - make a fingerprint key ring from a mouldable plastic that sets like nylon.
Floating and sinking - An activity from the team at the Tall Ship based around Archimedes Principle of floating and sinking and the importance of stability in the water. The activity can be adapted to suit children 5-11
Solar cars - Design and build and race a Solar Powered KNEX Car.
Star Lab - Crawl inside our inflatable planetarium and explore the stars with our expert astronomers.
Real cutting edge research: Meet the people behind the breakthroughs
Can you hear Black holes collide? Einstein’s ideas about gravity, exploring the rubber universe, playing interactive games and learning about cutting edge gravitational research.
Body Works - Medical equipment for visitors to try - a gadget that shows you the movement of your rib cage and an infra red beam that can show you oxygen content in your blood.
Big Bang - Meet the CERN scientists.
Rocketry in the Garden, Children’s Garden, Botanic Gardens, 11.30am - 2.00pm - The GUSF science buskers will be building water rockets and then blasting them off to the solar system.
The Robotic Shark - science straight out of a James Bond movie!
From the midge to the Jumbo jet - Dr Eric Gillies research explores how flight engineers learn from nature.
First published: 9 June 2009