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Near IR webcam

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There's a whole spectra of light beyond the visible, why not see one side of it through a modified webcam?

Use a modified webcam to see into the near infrared.
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Colour Mixing and Spectra

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How many colours can you make? With our coloured lights, find out how you can make every colour imaginable from just three colours, find out how your computer monitor works and get to see some really funky shadows!

Dimmable, focussed red, green and blue lamps for experimenting with light colour mixing
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Skeleton and bones

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Boris is a friendly life-sized plastic skeleton- come and say hello!

Meet Boris, the friendly CHaOS skeleton.
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Vacuums

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The idea of a vaccum is very different to what we experience in everyday life, with some surprising consequences! Oh, and the experiment involves balloons too!

Various demonstrations using a vacuum pump.
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Ear switching hat

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Sound cues can help us figure out where things are located in the environment - try confusing your brain with the Ear-Switching Hat!

This magical hat will confuse your senses!
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Tree

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Exploring genes

Props to explain DNA and molecular biology, including a plastic DNA gel!
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Microbes (bacteria, viruses and parasites)

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Learn about the fascinating world of microbes with our fun cuddly toy bacteria, viruses and parasites, plus awesome slides and pictures.

Three boxes of kit to explain microbiology
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Rocks and Fossils

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Find out about explosive volcanoes, shiny crystals, and the exotic animals that lived millions of years ago.

A box of rocks and fossils
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Vortices

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Experiments with smoke rings and tornado formation.

Make smoke rings and see how they form
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