Events at Cambridge Science Centre

Women in Science  This series of Home Educator sessions is all about some less well-known women who have made big contributions in science, technology, engineering and maths. We will find out about these pioneering women, discover what they achieved and explore  some of the things they investigated. Through the series we will build a ‘Top Trumps’ deck of fabulous female scientists, and carry out some fun experiments based on their work. Brilliant Brains May-Britt Moser helped us to understand how our brains work – how we remember things and how we find our way around. 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

Our Living World Exhibition is new and is now open! Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? No need to book Today’s shows: 11.00am  Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. 2.30pm  Same but Different Meet Darwin and his family – why do they look alike? And how come we all look a bit the same – but different? Look into his famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Packed full of fun games and demos, this show gives you a chance to be a part of a 5 billion year old story! Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Plants and Pollinators Find out how plants and their pollinators – often bees – work together to help the plants grow and reproduce. 4.00pm  It’s all connected Explore how organisms in an ecosystem are all connected by making a food (paper) chain.  

Our Living World Exhibition is new and is now open! Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? No need to book Today’s shows: 11.00am  Same but Different Meet Darwin and his family – why do they look alike? And how come we all look a bit the same – but different? Look into his famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Packed full of fun games and demos, this show gives you a chance to be a part of a 5 billion year old story! 2.30pm  Balance of Diversity Let’s investigate the enormous variety of life on the earth – biodiversity, looking at the interactions between different species via food chains and webs. we’ll look at the important roles of ecosystem superheroes and what we can do to support them. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Strawberry DNA Strawberries have 8 copies of their DNA meaning there’s lots for us to extract! Find out how and learn a bit more about this special molecule. 4.00pm  It’s all connected Explore how organisms in an ecosystem are all connected by making a food (paper) chain.  

Women in Science  This series of Home Educator sessions is all about some less well-known women who have made big contributions in science, technology, engineering and maths. We will find out about these pioneering women, discover what they achieved and explore  some of the things they investigated. Through the series we will build a ‘Top Trumps’ deck of fabulous female scientists, and carry out some fun experiments based on their work. Crazy Computing Could you programme like Ada Lovelace or Grace Hopper? Discover how computers ‘think’, what kind of language they use, and how they process instructions. 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

Our Living World Exhibition is new and is now open! Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? No need to book Today’s shows: 11.00am Balance of Diversity Let’s investigate the enormous variety of life on the earth – biodiversity, looking at the interactions between different species via food chains and webs. we’ll look at the important roles of ecosystem superheroes and what we can do to support them. 2.30pm  Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm It’s all connected Explore how organisms in an ecosystem are all connected by making a food (paper) chain. 4.00pm  Fabulous Fungi Bold and vibrant fungi are found in nearly every garden, but what we witness above ground are just the beautiful fruiting buds. However, what about their hidden underground network of hyphae? Find out how fungi are responsible for playing a huge part in our ecosystems, and are one of the unsung heroes of the natural world.  

Our Living World Exhibition is new and is now open! Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? No need to book Today’s shows: 11.00am Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. 2.30pm  Same but Different Meet Darwin and his family – why do they look alike? And how come we all look a bit the same – but different? Look into his famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Packed full of fun games and demos, this show gives you a chance to be a part of a 5 billion year old story! Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Fabulous Fungi Bold and vibrant fungi are found in nearly every garden, but what we witness above ground are just the beautiful fruiting buds. However, what about their hidden underground network of hyphae? Find out how fungi are responsible for playing a huge part in our ecosystems, and are one of the unsung heroes of the natural world. 4.00pm  Strawberry DNA Strawberries have 8 copies of their DNA meaning there’s lots for us to extract! Find out how and learn a bit more about this special molecule.

Women in Science  This series of Home Educator sessions is all about some less well-known women who have made big contributions in science, technology, engineering and maths. We will find out about these pioneering women, discover what they achieved and explore  some of the things they investigated. Through the series we will build a ‘Top Trumps’ deck of fabulous female scientists, and carry out some fun experiments based on their work. Marvellous Maths Find the beauty in maths, like Maryam Mirzakhani did, by investigating fascinating maths tricks and making some very unusual mathematical shapes. 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

Our Living World Exhibition is new and is now open! Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? No need to book Today’s shows: 11.00am  Same but Different Meet Darwin and his family – why do they look alike? And how come we all look a bit the same – but different? Look into his famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Packed full of fun games and demos, this show gives you a chance to be a part of a 5 billion year old story! 2.30pm  Balance of Diversity Let’s investigate the enormous variety of life on the earth – biodiversity, looking at the interactions between different species via food chains and webs. we’ll look at the important roles of ecosystem superheroes and what we can do to support them. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Strawberry DNA Strawberries have 8 copies of their DNA meaning there’s lots for us to extract! Find out how and learn a bit more about this special molecule. 4.00pm  It’s all connected Explore how organisms in an ecosystem are all connected by making a food (paper) chain.

Our Living World Exhibition is new and is now open! Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? No need to book Today’s shows: 11.00am  Balance of Diversity Let’s investigate the enormous variety of life on the earth – biodiversity, looking at the interactions between different species via food chains and webs. we’ll look at the important roles of ecosystem superheroes and what we can do to support them. 2.30pm  Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  It’s all connected Explore how organisms in an ecosystem are all connected by making a food (paper) chain. 4.00pm  Plants and Pollinators Find out how plants and their pollinators – often bees – work together to help the plants grow and reproduce.

Women in Science  This series of Home Educator sessions is all about some less well-known women who have made big contributions in science, technology, engineering and maths. We will find out about these pioneering women, discover what they achieved and explore  some of the things they investigated. Through the series we will build a ‘Top Trumps’ deck of fabulous female scientists, and carry out some fun experiments based on their work. Spectacular Space Discover how to measure what a star is made of and find out about the spectra of stars with Cecilia Payne. Then delve into dark matter with Vera Rubin. 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


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