What a fantastic Science in the Park

This weekend saw the ninth Science in the Park event find place at the grand venue of Wollaton Hall. Although the weather took a turn for the worse, the enthusiasm and passion for science was not dampened, with over 4000 visitors through the doors!

People of all ages enjoyed the science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach event organised by the Nottinghamshire British Science Association (BSA) branch.

Thanks to Wollaton Hall, all the exhibitors, sponsors and of course, all of you for coming!

See you next year 🙂 

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Our spectacular home for the day, Wollaton Hall

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Ready to welcome our first visitors

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Fun on the lawn with the National Space Centre and The Scouts

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Alex White, 10 growing his own crystals whilst others take a look with a magnifying glass

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Learning all about insects and hunting for some worms

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Khai, Thao (left) Sam and Jake (right) looking pleased with their BSA ‘Science at home’ kits

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A ‘Sciencey High 5’ and a maggot masterpiece

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A hands on antibiotics demonstration with Ella, 7 looking at some dinosaur poo!

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Making loud music with tesla coils and having fun with UV light

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Professor Peter Mitchell telling us all about how our eyes deceive us

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Lewis from the Coddington Beavers and a group of friends enjoying the ‘Physics Buskers’ Balloon kebab activity

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Having fun bending light

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Seeing how quick our brain learns and trying to beat the computer with the University of Nottingham’s Psychology group

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Becoming a formulation scientist making hand cream

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Abigail Flewitt, 8 donning a lab coat and Harvey Scott, 9 who even brought his own!

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Trying to make a tasty sports drink in the Camillia House

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Scarlett Oatts talking to one of the event’s robots whilst others enjoy driving and dancing

Worksop Fun Palace

What a wonderful and sunny day it was at Worksop library’s Fun Palace. The library was packed full of a wide variety of creative, art and science activities from finger knitting to microbit coding!!!  Over 2,000 people came, buzzing with creativity, to enjoy the activities and some fantastic performances on the live stage.

At the BSA stall, we had 3 different science activities that the children could actively get involved with allowing them to take their science creations home with them. Making colour chromatography butterflies was a particularly popular activity; watching the separation of different colours along the filter paper fascinated both the children and parents leading to ideas about homemade hair bows using this technique. The homemade lava lamp was also a big hit with the children allowing them to visually understand the reaction of bicarbonate with water to form carbon dioxide bubbles, and if enough carbon dioxide bubbles could be produced the solution would then spill over the top- it did get rather messy!!! Finally, the making of your own optical Muller-Lyer illusion baffled the children and subsequently their parents and siblings when they showed off the new trick they had learnt!

Many thanks to Fun Palace for inviting us along, we had a fantastic and hope everyone else did too!

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