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The Game of Life

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Watch populations evolve from simple beginnings, explore stability of patterns and model a computer in one experiment on cellular automata. See even more complex patterns on a computer too!

A game about life.
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Sieving

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Simple algorithms to reveal hidden sequences. Explore what numbers are revealed by applying simple rules and encounter programming concepts like loops.

Simple Algorithms to Reveal Hidden Sequences
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Shapes of Constant Width

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Why are wheels round? How do vending machines identify coins? Explore the answers to these questions by looking at some alternative shapes of constant width, maybe the circle isn't as unique as you first thought.

How do vending machines identify coins?
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Sorting

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How do computers work? This experiment gets you to think like a computer and try and put a selection of numbers into order.

Pretend to be a computer
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Niches and Speciation

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Seeing how different sized bird beaks will result in speciation based on food availability

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Paper Bridges and Towers

A workshop that involves designing and building structures out of paper
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Mechanical Calculation

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Electronic calculators are everywhere but how can we get these machines to understand simple tasks like addition? Explore some of the first decimal calculators and then explore modern binary arithmetic.

Adding numbers using mechanical calculators.
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Orrery

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Static Electricity and Kelvin Generator

Various experiments with static electricity.
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Freezing Lemonade in front of your eyes

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Open a bottle of lemonade and watch it freeze solid!

Freezing lemonade by lowering air pressure.
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