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!
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 Sun, Sea and Science
It’s Summer – the sun is shining, the days are long, schools out and we can go play at the beach! Take a science-y look at a trip to the sunny seaside and investigate why we use sunscreen, how salty the sea is, and how to make the best sandcastle!
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 Beetles
Beetles are so varied that they make up 40% of all insect species and 25% of all animal species on Earth! There are currently recorded 350,000 different species of beetle that have been discovered, but it’s very likely that there are many more out there waiting to be found.
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.