Memory listing

STEM Clubs

Each STEM Club is organised in blocks of 6 weeks, running on either a Sunday morning or Wednesday after school. There is a changing 6 week programme, with families invitied to attend the last session for a family challenge which … 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

Listen, a soundtrack of shared memories

Bonding experience by starting to connect participants during a mini-tour of the river, followed by participatory and creative workshops (writing, audio editing) at the museum of London Docklands. We work with the organisation of the festival and other partners as … Continue reading

Community Engagement at Dundee Science Festival

Through a series of events during Dundee Science Festival we celebrated science with hard to reach audiences in deprived areas of Dundee. The events were designed to bring new topics to those that may not have a previous connection with … Continue reading

Social Steam Engine Science and Wellbeing Workshops

Initially using art and craft materials we conducted workshops and around colour gravity astronomy and motion. These later progressed into rebuilding a broken nitro car and learning how it worked. Towards the end of the programme we were looking at … Continue reading

Pulleys & Whatnot!

Simple science experiments were demonstrated via a 2 hour workshop at Greenmeadow Community Farm on 18th September 2014 to 20 playworkers aged 18-65 years. The playworkers participated in the experiments based around gravity, centripetal force, velocity, lift, friction and weight … Continue reading

BodyWorks

The exhibition is a dynamic installation that flows organically throughout the whole of the 750m2 third floor of Glasgow Science Centre (GSC), taking full advantage of the bright, open, riverside aspect to create an immediate impressive factor. In this impressive … Continue reading

Homeland Argyll & Bute

We provided training courses and workshops for local people on how to record and interpret what they found. Training was provided on photogrammetry, surveying and recording for adults and the use of digital photography and film for children and young … 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

Celebrating Gender Diversity in the World of Physics

We carried out: − A workshop with a group of young trans people to gather experiences of physics in education with regards to gender identity, consider successful trans people working in the industries of physics as well as sharing ideas … 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

Step into the light fantastic!

- developed with volunteers, a new hands on space exploring light and optics. Areas include Refrection and Refraction, Interference, polarisation, diffraction and colours. All based in a series of stations to encourage participation and brought to life by volunteers

Sidmouth Science Festival 2013

The festival included talks by internationally recognised scientists, hands-on activities from universities, colleges and schools, discussions (café scientifique), science trails, science demonstrations at local schools and the Norman Lockyer Observatory. Every primary school pupil in the Sidmouth area produced a … Continue reading

Smarter (pilot)

We developed the Smarter session format inspired by previous work we had been involved with including our “Meet the Gene Machine” project which used a similar approach, and Science Horizons. Sessions took the form of a short drama starring two … Continue reading

Magnetism: The Attraction is Clear

I set up a display with a variety of interactive demonstrations. 1. I began with a magnetic fishing task where all of the items were metallic but only some were magnetic and invited people to fish things out. 2. I … Continue reading

'Beatrice Works' Education Programme

We created an ambitious programme of events – A mix of science and art school workshops, site visits, public open day, adult talks, children’s related art exhibition – to complement this Summer’s major exhibition in our Gallery. During May and … Continue reading

'Beatrice Works' Education Programme

We created an ambitious programme of events – A mix of science and art school workshops, site visits, public open day, adult talks, children’s related art exhibition – to complement this Summer’s major exhibition in our Gallery. During May and … Continue reading

Macroeconomics–How our social system works

I worked out the theory and used it to construct the model. The model may be expressed in a number of ways, two are shown in the associated paper, a diagram and a mechanical interpretation. Associated but not shown are … Continue reading

Hands-on DNA: Exploring Evolution

Over the 14 months of the main project the team selected, trained, equipped and supported 15 geographically spread UK centres to deliver excellent molecular biology workshops. The project also provided the necessary resources and project structure to assist centres to … Continue reading

Sustainable Science

Aimed at P5-S6 pupils, ‘Sustainable Science’ were two days of educational activities about renewable energy and sustainability held on 21 and 22 March 2013. Strathclyde University’s Wind Energy Department, Stirling University’s Forest Ecology Department, East Renfrewshire Countryside Rangers and Transport … Continue reading

Energise! at the Glasgow Science Centre

The core programme included an exhibition (11 exhibits where visitors could test their speed, accuracy, strength, endurance – examples include ‘Aim’ visitors aimed balls into various buckets; Hang time – how long can you hang?; a climbing frame); a science … Continue reading

Postcards from our Planet

Over the past year Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh has successfully delivered the Postcards from our Planet project which has inspired a wide range of people to engage in Earth and environmental sciences and photography and use this experience as a … Continue reading

Forensics special event weekend at Satrosphere

We collaborated with SPSA to produce an interactive workshop to solve a fake crime at Satrosphere. Volunteers were dressed in full crime scene garb and sent into the fake crime scene to collect evidence for later analysis. There were 4 … 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

Astronomy Parade @ the Small World Festival

We explored the scale and majesty of the universe by modelling the movement of the sun, earth & moon, and used what we could see through telescopes to create ‘realistic’ costumes for an astronomy themed Kids Parade at the Small … 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

Frontiers type interdisciplinary conference

I kept contacting people starting from Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, and Oxford down the list in order to get four exciting speakers in the interdisciplinary cross-roads: in the end I obtained speakers from NASA’s JPL, Oxford University and KAIST in South … Continue reading

Dr. Ecostein's Monster

We came up with the idea of an monster that eats sustainable energy – we created Dr. Ecostein’s Monster – a life size Frankenstein style animatronic monster in a crate that the class work to bring to life by generating … 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

Science ABC evening classes

We worked with OAL to publicise the series, which we had developed out of the Science ABC sessions that had been piloted before (see other entry). We relied on their publicity to generate an audience, but in the end we … Continue reading

The science of the perfect baked potato (Spud Physics)

Participants baked different varieties of potato using a microwave oven and a conventional oven. At intervals during baking they measured: temperature of the potato core and surface using a thermometer, water loss by weighing, and texture. Cooked potato flavour was … Continue reading

Science ABC

We developed 10 sessions looking at different topics. Each session ran at Science Oxford, and lasted about 90 minutes. Each session used a mix of styles – hands on, film, expert speakers, and “chalk and talk” The sessions were: Evolution … Continue reading

Upstream Public Engagement at the Zoo

Conducted a set of concurrent focus groups involving publics upstream in deciding public engagement priorities, content and methods for Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey

Meet the gene machine

Led by the Science Communication Unit (SCU) based at The University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, the project ran in partnership with 8 UK science centres throughout the UK: At-Bristol, Bristol. Centre for Life, Newcastle. Glasgow Science Centre, … Continue reading

Science Museum – but no science?

Through a series of 5 day session with skilled facilitators the participants have been encouraged to do their own science – i.e. design their own experiments, conduct the research and find out new things. This is all done in a … Continue reading

Healing in the fields and forests

Workshops were held in Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn, and focussed on the major medicinal and cosmetic plants used at these times. Each day started with an orientation session followed by a guided walk in nearby woodlands highlighting British native … Continue reading

Science Shop Wales

Science Shops Wales carried out demand-driven research with and on behalf of Welsh civil society organisations, using staff, contract and student researchers. The research projects were predominantly inter- and multi-disciplinary and covered a wide variety of scientific (natural and life … Continue reading

Govan Science Shuffle

Worked with a community activist project called the Common Good Awareness project, http://www.inthecommongood.org to take part in an annual gathering, the Govan Reshuffle at the Pearce Institute, and added a second annual event, the Govan Science Shuffle in 2009. The … Continue reading

Ruthin: Market town of the future

This proposal involves the inhabitants of a typical market town in evaluation and then proposal for future scenarios for the town through the use of design workshops, design charettes, exhibition and public consultation. In this study different methods of engagement … Continue reading

Community x-change

We ran a series of deliberative workshops in East Anglia and Liverpool. In each region, the citizens met for four full days spread over 3 weekends within a period of around 6 weeks. The workshops were all held in community … Continue reading

The S Factor

The project ran a variety of lively and enjoyable science events for the public: radio phone-ins, public debates with high-profile figures, interactive science workshops on topical issues, a comedy show and science Q and A sessions in café settings. At … Continue reading

Science Communication Conference

Organise a 2 day conference for about 360 delegates, inviting speakers to present, inviting call for proposals for session ideas. Included parallel and break out workshop-style sessions.

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