Events at Cambridge Science Centre

Home Education Sessions – Food Glorious Food – Chocolate Welding This series of Home Educator sessions is all about using things we eat to demonstrate some STEM ideas. From construction to genetics, to renewable energy. How can food, glorious, food help us to learn science. CHOCOLATE WELDING How strong is chocolate when it’s used as a building material? How much weight can a chocolate bar carry? What happens when you combine more than one chocolate bar? Does the shape affect the strength of the bridge? Discover the answers to these questions and more when we construct with chocolate. This session forms part of our special programme, just for home educated young learners, with weekly sessions of hands-on activities. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. We will also have some free exploration time. BOOK YOUR PLACE

Home Education Sessions – Food Glorious Food – Marshmallow Construction This series of Home Educator sessions is all about using things we eat to demonstrate some STEM ideas. From construction to genetics, to renewable energy. How can food, glorious, food help us to learn science. MARSHMALLOW CONSTRUCTION Engineers have been constructing tall buildings for thousands of years. Often creating structures that are awesome or beautiful. In this session we will explore construction techniques and experiment with different geometric shapes in construction, comparing their effectiveness in stabilising our very own skyscraper made from spaghetti! This session forms part of our special programme, just for home educated young learners, with weekly sessions of hands-on activities. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. We will also have some free exploration time. BOOK YOUR PLACE

Home Education Sessions – Food Glorious Food – Strawberry DNA This series of Home Educator sessions is all about using things we eat to demonstrate some STEM ideas. From construction to genetics, to renewable energy. How can food, glorious, food help us to learn science. STRAWBERRY DNA Can you crack the code and get some DNA from a strawberry? We’ll find out what DNA is made of, and where DNA is found in our body. We’ll explore the structure of DNA and then use our knowledge to track animals in the wild. This session forms part of our special programme, just for home educated young learners, with weekly sessions of hands-on activities. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. We will also have some free exploration time. BOOK YOUR PLACE

Home Education Sessions – Food Glorious Food – Cabbage Indicator This series of Home Educator sessions is all about using things we eat to demonstrate some STEM ideas. From construction to genetics, to renewable energy. How can food, glorious, food help us to learn science. CABBAGE INDICATOR Use household materials to make and test your own indicator for acids and bases. Discover what it means if a material is acidic or basic and see if you can predict the reaction with an indicator. This session forms part of our special programme, just for home educated young learners, with weekly sessions of hands-on activities. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. We will also have some free exploration time. BOOK YOUR PLACE

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.


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