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Trebuchets

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Fire bean-bag bunnies across the room using our trebuchets! Can you work out how to make them go really far?

Using a medieval inspired siege-weapon to launch bean bag bunnies
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Articulated Knee Model and Tendon Hammer

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Come and see the complexity behind how your knee works!

A spare plastic skeleton leg, now with added ligaments.
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Sunset Model

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Have you ever wondered what makes the sky blue? Or why it stops being blue at sunset? Come along to this experiment to find out why!

Why is the sky blue and the sunset red?
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Slug Bubbles

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Does the diameter effect how fast water drains from a sealed tube? Watch the bubbles produced and see which is fastest.

Does a tube of water drain more slowly with a bung in the top?
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Spinning Eggs

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Can you tell the difference between a hard-boiled egg and a raw egg without breaking them?

How to test if an egg is uncooked or hard boiled.
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Suspension Bridge

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Walk across our bridge, then find out what makes it stay up.

A suspension bridge made from rope and wood that children can walk across.
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Mini-beasts

A variety of sea life and freshwater animals observed using microscopes
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Water Fibre Optics

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Find out what happens when light is trapped inside a stream of water. Make a beam of light bend round corners and see how fibre optics are helping to change the world!

Constraining light in a stream of water, making it work like an optical fibre.
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Vacuum Bazooka

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Experiment with launching projectiles using the power of a vacuum cleaner.

Firing a projectile using a vacuum cleaner and a long tube.
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Rolling Down Hills

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Test out moments using jam jars of differing weights in a race downhill.

Racing jam jars down a gentle slope, to see how filling them affects the speed.
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