Memory listing

Electricity Distribution Debate Kit

We sent hard copies of the kit to 810 teachers who requested it and to 250 teachers who took part in I’m a Scientist in 2014. We distributed another 687 kits through STEM Contract Holders and in teacher conferences. The … Continue reading

Data Physicalisation

IED Visiting Lecturer Karin von Ompteda ran the project as planned, working with physics PhD students identified by the Institute of Physics. Instead of working with their data however, we focused on their practices and subject matter. The resulting work … Continue reading

Domestic Science

Three broad areas were explored: Washing – washing machine and detergents Cooking – ovens, including microwave ovens and refrigeration Entertainment – record players and sound At each area visitors were able to read a selection of stories from the archive … Continue reading

Shining light on the environment – STFC Science outreach fellowship

Pretty much all the things listed in my objectives. There was less work with the media than I hoped and in the end it didn’t prove practical to do lots of tours of Diamond other than pre-existing ones, but that … Continue reading

Community Physics Dundee

Each session at the Boy’s Brigade consisted of travel to and from the hall by bus from the city centre. 4 society members were involved in leading a session, with the leaders working in pairs to walk the groups of … Continue reading

Physics In The Castle

We held three events across Wrexham and Denbighshire during the 2013 school Summer holidays; at Rhuddlan Castle, Denbigh Castle and Chirk Castle. Both Rhuddlan and Denbigh are owned by Cadw, while Chirk is run by the National Trust. For the … Continue reading

Physics of Music

The project involved three hands-on workshops, delivered to a mixed audience. The first workshop covered the basics of sound, the second examined in more detail the differences between musical instruments, and the third examined the difference between “sound” and “music”, … Continue reading

Adventures in Space and Storytime: Finding the Theatre in Physics

We produced the show “Dark Matters” (40 minutes + 20 minutes questions) and performed it at Newcastle, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Winchester and Aberdeen (British Science Festival 2012). We ran three workshops in Newcastle, Oxford and London.

How physics shapes our lives in West Ardnamurchan

The project introduced the following topics: 1. Optics and the nature of light 2. Tides, gravity and forces 3. CERN and the Higgs Boson 4. Astrophysics The approach was a combination of practical activities and experiments, discussion and lectures. The … Continue reading


In order to pull in as many families as possible who might not normally attend an event presented purely as a science fair, this event was combined with an arena showcasing children involved in basketball, gymnastics, table tennis and karate … Continue reading

Physics on the Foreshore

We trained 10 volunteers new to physics busking on 6th August and recruited 3 experienced buskers. There were 5 buskers per day from 7th – 10th August, busking in a marquee or on the beach (depending on the weather). An … Continue reading

Physics at the Horne Section

The project was instigated by an invitation for science made simple to participate in The Horne Section – a jazz-infused comedy night. The host, comedian Alex Horne, has gathered some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians and mixed them with … Continue reading

Pedal Power Physics (Funded by the Institute of Physics)

This project engaged audiences in Einstein’s Garden at the Green Man Festival with the physics of pedal power, sparking people’s curiosity about this fun, interactive and social source of renewable energy. The Green Man Festival took place on 20th-22nd August … Continue reading

Fuel Cell Power (funded by the Institute of Physics)

We created a fun and quirky short film showing how hydrogen and oxygen are combined in a fuel cell to produce electricity. This film was screened in the Omni-Tent (one of the main venues in Einstein’s Garden which is powered … Continue reading

Physics Fun! (Family Science Days)

We held 6 afternoons of Physics Fun! activities during the summer holiday period. The activities were based in various buildings around the museum site and were influenced by either the buildings, the collections or other summer events. The sessions were … Continue reading

Spooky Science

Spooky Science is a science show that combines physics and entertainment to produce a science show that appeals to a family audience on holiday. The show was developed by members of the Physics in Society team at the Institute of … Continue reading

Science of Robotics: Mission to Mars

The project introduced the physical principles behind the science of robotics and its usefulness in space exploration. The various sessions during the event were set in a space context such as the Mars pathfinder and Mars exploration missions.

Herschel Space Telescope

Working with scientists at Cardiff University & Imperial College, science made simple developed a 45 minute demonstration show exploring IR astronomy and the Herschel Space telescope. The show was delivered to schools in East Anglia & South Wales

Einstein at Glastonbury

Members of the Science Communication Unit at UWE took the 2005 Glastonbury Festival by storm with their innovative project Einstein at Glastonbury. The dynamic team of young science communicators delivered enthusiastic and oftentimes impromptu demonstrations, educating and entertaining the crowd … Continue reading

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