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Arch Bridge

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Can you build a bridge strong enough to walk on?

Building an arch bridge, and then walking over it.
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Air Rockets

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Lift Off! With a lemonade bottle and a bike pump, we'll show you how to make a rocket! How high can you get it to fly?

Launching lemonade bottle air rockets along a rope
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Anti-bubbles

Make fascinating bubbles which rather than floating on water actually sink.
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A Bug's Life

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All sorts of creepy crawlies preserved in perspex blocks or jars

All sorts of creepy crawlies preserved in perspex blocks or jars
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Reversible Flow

Turn syrup one way, then the other, and see that it gets back where it started.
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Water rockets

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Try not to get wet as you fire water-powered rockets into the air. Who can shoot it the highest?

Launching lemonade bottle water rockets with a foot pump.
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Seeing Sound

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Find out what sound is, the difference between low and high sounds, and loud and quiet sounds, and learn about sounds we can't hear

Use an oscilloscope and slinky spring to see how sound travels
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Polarisation

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Experiment with the properties of light as certain filters block light, but only in certain directions!

Discover how polaroid filters block light as you turn them round
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Hand Model

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Take control of an enormous hand, playing the part of the muscles that control it! Can you work out how to make a fist? Why are there tendons running down both sides of the fingers? And exactly how are your thumbs different to your fingers?

Large working model of a hand and forearm, with all the tendons to show how a hand works.
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X Rays

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Have you ever had an x-ray? Have you ever wondered how they work? Take a look at our collection of exciting x-rays and MRI scans, test your anatomical knowledge and diagnostic skills and find out about the physics behind the images.

A collection of x-rays and other forms of medical diagnostic imagery.
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