Drop in between 11.00am and 4.00pm, Saturday 17 May
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What happens when you make a liquid with iron filings? How can you make paint change colour before your eyes? Everything is made of something, and the stuff in your life, from the ordinary to the obscure, is full of surprises! Explore the amazing material world at this Family Fun Day all about stuff, with talks from former Christmas Lecturer, Professor Mark Miodownik and engineer Roma Agrawal.
There's the chance to get up close and personal with some weird and wonderful materials as well as giving you the chance to see everyday materials in a whole new light.
And lots more besides!
Engineering and Jelly Babies - Roma Agrawal
Roma will use jelly babies and video footage from the 1940s to show you how bridges can ‘gallop’ and collapse. She will also show an engineer’s role in designing them, using suitable materials, to make sure this doesn’t happen.
In the Faraday Theatre at the following times
Stuff matters - Mark Miodownik
Everything is made of something...
From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, Mark reveals the inner workings of the man-made world, and the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day.
In the Faraday Theatre at the following times:
Family Fun Day activities are suitable for 6-12 year olds though older and younger siblings and friends are also very welcome.
Entrance for Faraday Members and under 3s is free. Adult Ri Members are entitled to bring two accompanying children free.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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