Event Category: Cambridge Science Centre

Relevant but irreverent: Science, technology, engineering, and maths meets Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News for You, and QI! Join our two teams of Cambridge Science Centre Science Communicators, University researchers, and local STEM Professionals as they deal with current affairs, crazy tales, and bizarre research and applications. Held at Cambridge Science Centre, this evening’s panel show is a light-hearted look at the wonders that power our world. Audiences can join in-person or via live-stream from home. For those at the Centre, there will be refreshments and an extended chance to ask our panel their questions. Book your space This event is part of the amazing Cambridge Festival What is the Cambridge Festival? The new, interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival (replacing the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas) is taking place from 31 March – 10 April 2022 with a mixture of on online, on-demand and in-person events covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge There will still be strong and distinct platforms for the sciences and the arts, humanities and social sciences. And the Festival will include a uniquely Cambridge, eclectic mixture of over 350 events and activities: from panel discussions, film premieres, and self-guided walking tours, to ‘try this at home’ activities for the whole family. Topics cover the breadth of Cambridge research and will be presented across the Festival’s four themes: Society, Health, Environment and Discovery!

It’s all about Engineering at Cambridge Science Centre! Build bridges, make electricity and have a go at some fun engineering-based activities at our centre on Clifton Road Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive shows and exhibits and take part in today’s activities. No need to book! Today’s shows: 11.00am Built for Speed How do we build machines?  What makes them work and what makes them go fast?  Why are some machines faster than others and how do we build machines for speed? Today, we will be looking at how machines work and why some are faster than others.  You can build your very own machine out of recycled materials. 2.30pm All Charged Up Opposites attract – that’s true even at the tiniest level. Find out how that important in creating that little spark when you touch a metal object, and what that’s got to do with lightening. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Balancing Birds Balance a bird in a way that you wouldn’t think possible – all due to some physics! 16.00pm  Recycled car toy Let us show you how to transform a pile of rubbish into a fun toy car, and find out a bit about recycling along the way.

It’s all about Engineering at Cambridge Science Centre! Build bridges, make electricity and have a go at some fun engineering-based activities at our centre on Clifton Road Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive shows and exhibits and take part in today’s activities. No need to book! Today’s shows: 11.00am All Charged Up Opposites attract – that’s true even at the tiniest level. Find out how that important in creating that little spark when you touch a metal object, and what that’s got to do with lightening. 2.30pm Built for Speed How do we build machines?  What makes them work and what makes them go fast?  Why are some machines faster than others and how do we build machines for speed? Today, we will be looking at how machines work and why some are faster than others.  You can build your very own machine out of recycled materials. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  See the Cogs Turning Think about what a machine is, what forces are involved and what powers it and use all that information to make a simple machine from just a few bit of cardboard and some metal pins. 16.00pm  Balancing Birds Balance a bird in a way that you wouldn’t think possible – all due to some physics!

What happens when you put your puppet in front of a light? Have fun making shadows with your own shadow puppets. Learn the colours of the rainbow and make some day and night pictures, Book your place STEMtots is our special session suitable for accompanied pre-school children. STEMtots is a mix of things to discover, things to do, stories and songs on our weekly theme.

It’s all about Engineering at Cambridge Science Centre! Build bridges, make electricity and have a go at some fun engineering-based activities at our centre on Clifton Road Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive shows and exhibits and take part in today’s activities. No need to book! Today’s shows: 11.00am Built for Speed How do we build machines?  What makes them work and what makes them go fast?  Why are some machines faster than others and how do we build machines for speed? Today, we will be looking at how machines work and why some are faster than others.  You can build your very own machine out of recycled materials. 2.30pm All Charged Up Opposites attract – that’s true even at the tiniest level. Find out how that important in creating that little spark when you touch a metal object, and what that’s got to do with lightening. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Recycled car toy Let us show you how to transform a pile of rubbish into a fun toy car, and find out a bit about recycling along the way. 4.00pm  See the Cogs Turning  Think about what a machine is, what forces are involved and what powers it and use all that information to make a simple machine from just a few bit of cardboard and some metal pins.  

It’s all about Engineering at Cambridge Science Centre! Build bridges, make electricity and have a go at some fun engineering-based activities at our centre on Clifton Road Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive shows and exhibits and take part in today’s activities. No need to book! Today’s shows: 11.00am All Charged Up Opposites attract – that’s true even at the tiniest level. Find out how that important in creating that little spark when you touch a metal object, and what that’s got to do with lightening. 2.30pm Built for speed How do we build machines?  What makes them work and what makes them go fast?  Why are some machines faster than others and how do we build machines for speed? Today, we will be looking at how machines work and why some are faster than others.  You can build your very own machine out of recycled materials. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Balancing Birds Balance a bird in a way that you wouldn’t think possible – all due to some physics! 4.00pm Recycled car toy Let us show you how to transform a pile of rubbish into a fun toy car, and find out a bit about recycling along the way.  

It’s all about Engineering at Cambridge Science Centre! Build bridges, make electricity and have a go at some fun engineering-based activities at our centre on Clifton Road Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive shows and exhibits and take part in today’s activities. In addition, we are supporting Cambridge Nature Festival with a series of  nature based activities available all day. No need to book! Today’s shows: 11.00am All Charged Up Opposites attract – that’s true even at the tiniest level. Find out how that important in creating that little spark when you touch a metal object, and what that’s got to do with lightening. 2.30pm Built for Speed How do we build machines?  What makes them work and what makes them go fast?  Why are some machines faster than others and how do we build machines for speed? Today, we will be looking at how machines work and why some are faster than others.  You can build your very own machine out of recycled materials. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  See the Cogs Turning Think about what a machine is, what forces are involved and what powers it and use all that information to make a simple machine from just a few bit of cardboard and some metal pins 4.00pm Balancing Birds Balance a bird in a way that you wouldn’t think possible – all due to some physics! Cambridge Nature Festival This week sees the start of the Cambridge Nature Festival.  You can find out more about the Festival in the lobby area of the Centre.  We will have a number of different activities to do and take home. Today we will be making Butterfly Feeders. Explore the different stages of the fascinating lifecycle of butterflies and make a special flower that will help to attract them into your garden. This is the first ever Cambridge Nature Festival. It will be a celebration of nature on our doorstep, as well as the wonderful people and organisations that work tirelessly for the natural world. Nature-based activities and events will be held in and around Cambridge and will include BioBlitzes, guided nature wanders, live music, wildlife ID workshops, art installations and much more.  You can find the full calendar of activities via the link above.

It’s all about Engineering at Cambridge Science Centre! Build bridges, make electricity and have a go at some fun engineering-based activities at our centre on Clifton Road Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive shows and exhibits and take part in today’s activities. In addition, we are supporting Cambridge Nature Festival with a series of  nature based activities available all day. No need to book! Today’s shows: 11.00am Built for Speed How do we build machines?  What makes them work and what makes them go fast?  Why are some machines faster than others and how do we build machines for speed? Today, we will be looking at how machines work and why some are faster than others.  You can build your very own machine out of recycled materials. 2.30pm All Charged Up Opposites attract – that’s true even at the tiniest level. Find out how that important in creating that little spark when you touch a metal object, and what that’s got to do with lightening. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Recycled Car Toy Let us show you how to transform a pile of rubbish into a fun toy car, and find out a bit about recycling along the way. 4.00pm See the Cogs Turning Think about what a machine is, what forces are involved and what powers it and use all that information to make a simple machine from just a few bit of cardboard and some metal pins Cambridge Nature Festival This week sees the start of the Cambridge Nature Festival.  You can find out more about the Festival in the lobby area of the Centre.  We will have a number of different activities to do and take home. Today we will be making Paper Snakes That snake could be venomous! Or perhaps its mimicking something deadly to avoid being eaten… Find out about different adaptions of snakes in the UK and beyond and create your own species! This is the first ever Cambridge Nature Festival. It will be a celebration of nature on our doorstep, as well as the wonderful people and organisations that work tirelessly for the natural world. Nature-based activities and events will be held in and around Cambridge and will include BioBlitzes, guided nature wanders, live music, wildlife ID workshops, art installations and much more.  You can find the full calendar of activities via the link above.

It’s all about Engineering at Cambridge Science Centre! Build bridges, make electricity and have a go at some fun engineering-based activities at our centre on Clifton Road Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive shows and exhibits and take part in today’s activities. In addition, we are supporting Cambridge Nature Festival with a series of  nature based activities available all day. No need to book! Today’s shows: 11.00am All Charged Up Opposites attract – that’s true even at the tiniest level. Find out how that important in creating that little spark when you touch a metal object, and what that’s got to do with lightening. 2.30pm  Built for Speed How do we build machines?  What makes them work and what makes them go fast?  Why are some machines faster than others and how do we build machines for speed? Today, we will be looking at how machines work and why some are faster than others.  You can build your very own machine out of recycled materials. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Balancing Birds Balance a bird in a way that you wouldn’t think possible – all due to some physics! 4.00pm Recycled Car Toy Let us show you how to transform a pile of rubbish into a fun toy car, and find out a bit about recycling along the way. Cambridge Nature Festival This week sees the start of the Cambridge Nature Festival.  You can find out more about the Festival in the lobby area of the Centre.  We will have a number of different activities to do and take home. Today we will be making Fabulous Fungi We consider the vital role of fungi in our ecosystem; as well as making our own striking fungi sculptures to take home.   This is the first ever Cambridge Nature Festival. It will be a celebration of nature on our doorstep, as well as the wonderful people and organisations that work tirelessly for the natural world. Nature-based activities and events will be held in and around Cambridge and will include BioBlitzes, guided nature wanders, live music, wildlife ID workshops, art installations and much more.  You can find the full calendar of activities via the link above.

It’s all about Engineering at Cambridge Science Centre! Build bridges, make electricity and have a go at some fun engineering-based activities at our centre on Clifton Road Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive shows and exhibits and take part in today’s activities. In addition, we are supporting Cambridge Nature Festival with a series of  nature based activities available all day. No need to book! Today’s shows: 11.00am Built for Speed How do we build machines?  What makes them work and what makes them go fast?  Why are some machines faster than others and how do we build machines for speed? Today, we will be looking at how machines work and why some are faster than others.  You can build your very own machine out of recycled materials. 2.30pm  All Charged Up Opposites attract – that’s true even at the tiniest level. Find out how that important in creating that little spark when you touch a metal object, and what that’s got to do with lightening. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  See the Cogs Turning Think about what a machine is, what forces are involved and what powers it and use all that information to make a simple machine from just a few bit of cardboard and some metal pins. 4.00pm Balancing Birds Balance a bird in a way that you wouldn’t think possible – all due to some physics! Cambridge Nature Festival This week sees the start of the Cambridge Nature Festival.  You can find out more about the Festival in the lobby area of the Centre.  We will have a number of different activities to do and take home. Today we will be making Feed the Birds Transform an empty toilet roll tube into a fabulous bird feeder for your garden! All materials provided. Suitable for all ages, although seed mix may contain traces of nuts. This is the first ever Cambridge Nature Festival. It will be a celebration of nature on our doorstep, as well as the wonderful people and organisations that work tirelessly for the natural world. Nature-based activities and events will be held in and around Cambridge and will include BioBlitzes, guided nature wanders, live music, wildlife ID workshops, art installations and much more.  You can find the full calendar of activities via the link above.


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