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DAILY SHOW MAIN STAGE

The Gastronaut

THE GASTRONAUT – two amazing science shows each day (As seen on CBBC)

FESTIVAL EXHIBITS

SPACE

HUBBLE ON EARTH!  Hubble Solar Array Deployment Arm.  Items brought back from outer space including a piece that people can touch.  The only pieces of Hubble on Earth. 

STAR DOME SHOWS (Planetarium) – 360 protection of nigh sky sessions

OCCULUS VR STATIONS – Int space station and first step robots

SOLAR ENERGY – Get on the event social media, have your ‘infrared’ photo taken and viewed on a screen for you to see and then emailed over

SCIENCE

SCIENCE CRAFT SESSIONS – Puffy Paints, Kapla Challenge/bridge building, Science Party Tricks, Soma Cube and hands on activity

SBARDUNO – science with white coat and goggle workshops

WATER DENSITY EXPERIMENTS – Join Katie Sieradzan a Physical Oceanographer

MAGICAL MILK – We’ll learn about the structure of milk, and how different physical or chemical changes can convert it into everyday foods before competing to see who can make butter to spread on their bread the fastest!  KIDDY COOK SESSION

BONKERS BACTERIA! – An interactive session to get us thinking about hygiene and how we can prevent germs from spreading. KIDDY COOK SESSION

MEAT EATING PLANTS – Oh yes! Treborth Botanic Gardens will bring plants and artistic plant-based activities.

MIND GAMES – The Psychology Team will fox you with their games that highlights how the mind works

COOL LAB EXPERIMENTS – Join the North West Cancer Research Institute

PLANKTON TREASURE HUNT – Learn about offshore rope mussel culture with mussel aquarium tank to view these amazing shellfish up close.  Find out why plankton is vitally important in our marine environment.  Discover the hidden world inside a droplet of seawater.

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? – Visit the Bangor University’s Sustainability Lab Team to find out what everyone can do about climate change, plastics in the ocean and helping endangered species.

BIG CHALLENGES FACING THE WORLD – It’s not as hard as you might think – nobody is too small to make a difference. Our planet; our choices.  Join in and make it happen 

HIDDEN WALES – Multibeam sonar is now revealing exactly what lies beneath the waters around our coast and how 100’s of local shipwrecks (many associated with the U-boat campaign of WW1) are helping scientists and companies identify the most suitable locations for marine renewable energy devices.

HOW EVOLUTION IS HAPPENING – Explore how camouflage and the industrial revolution led to adaptation in the peppered moth, how seeds have altered beak shapes in Darwin’s favourite birds and how soil pollution can rapidly alter the course of evolution in plants.

VISUAL ILLUSIONS – Be wowed with Visual distortions and other mind-bending experiments all designed to show you how amazing your brain is and how it works!

ECO-STURCTURE – Come and find out about this exciting project of ecologically sensitive design of artificial structures in the marine environment (coastal ecology and mapping scientists)

WETLAND HABITATS – How important wetland habitats are for the planet, they help fight climate change, clean our water and help stop flooding.  The team will also be showing how much plastic can be found in our rivers, lakes and the sea and what we can do about the situation.

NO WORLD 4 TOMORROW – Come play an interactive story/literary game to engage in personal and global choices regarding climate change.  Start your own interactive story on the topic, learning digital skills and engaging with the topic on a more personal level. 

DELVING INTO YOUR DNA – Dr Edgar Hartsuiker is a Cancer Research Scientist who works at Bangor University’s North West Cancer Research Institute.   Edgar and his team of researchers will be delving into the world of your DNA, showing interactive anatomical models of the body and showing cool things that you can only really see properly with a microscope. Come and find out more about the cancer research that goes on at Bangor.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BOTANIST – DISCOVER PLANTS UP CLOSE – Discover beach dwellers with our interactive display of what can be found on a beach and learn how humans affect the marine environment and the seashore.  Bridges, Buildings and Botanical Blueprints – A look at how nature’s botanical blueprint – the Fibonacci Sequence – has influenced the design of manmade structures and a chance to test your knowledge of physics and engineering with a bridge challenge.  Growing Gardens – How, what and why!  

FOOD

THE GASTRONAUT – two Food science shows each day.

TANTALIXING TASTE BUDS – We’ll learn about the 5 tastes and do some gastronomic experiments to get the taste buds tingling! We’ll investigate the difference between ‘taste’ and ‘flavour’ and use what we’ve learned to make a noodle salad.

FIZZ! BANG! WALLOP! – We’ll discover how Co2 makes dough rise as we create bread bubble bombs, carbon dioxide rockets and make scrumptious pizza

INCREDIBLE! EDIBLE! SLIME! – We’ll discover how we can use basic store cupboard ingredients to make incredible, edible slime!

BECOME A SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION – Learn the sustainability issues with waste and what you can do about it

ENGINEERING

ICE BRIDGE – Institute of Civil Engineers.  Children cross the bridge after completion wearing their hard hats, high visibility clothing gloves and goggles.

K-NEX and LEGO PROGRAMMING – EV3 Robot building

ELECTRONIC CHALLENGE – Once you’ve made some cool electronics with the Engineering Team, you can take them home

LEGO MINDSTORE – How to build and programme robots, with hands on computer programming, how big is your imagination?

HOT WHEELS RACE-TRACK – The races will be timed, and the data will be live streamed so participants will not only be able to see their lap times, but also acceleration times.  Visitors will also be able to make electronic circuits that will enable a 2V LED to light up from only a 1.5V battery and testing the current with oscilloscopes.  Dr Roberts and his engineering team know about everything “electronic”!

ROYAL NAVY VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES – Boat driving with moving chair and walking around the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth watching helicopters and F35 aircraft take off.

AMGUEDDFA LECHI CYMRU NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM – Hands-on STEM activities looking at gravity and waterpower.  We can offer two interactive activities for families . Our waterwheel challenge sees families work together to create their own working waterwheel from everyday objects – we can also bring video footage and information about our onsite waterwheel, the largest in mainland Britain, which is 150 years old this year. This is a great activity to learn about forces, water power and renewable energy. We also have the incline challenge, where families learn about gravity and pulley systems by using lego and other materials to build their own working incline on our model mountain. If possible we’d also like to bring a pull-up and some leaflets promoting what’s on at the museum over the summer.

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