13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
This first of its kind activity will contextualise science and sport in a way that has never been done before. The Education Extreme Team will show the science behind Rock Climbing Live on a Mobile Climbing Wall. The 20 minute show will cover Centre of Mass with the team hanging from automatic belays on the wall, Climbing Technology with Strength Testers, testing the gear to breaking point, Friction with co-efficient of friction testing live on the wall, and Physiology with speed climbing competitions between the Ed-X Coaches and the Climbing Instructor plus a whole lot more! Then for 40 minutes, the audience get to put the science in to action straight away, contextualising the science they’ve just learnt in the show. This opens up a whole new world of learning where the public don’t need to extrapolate to visualise where the science is used, they see and do it right there and then. Science Rocks is a brand new concept brought together by the Ed-X Team and Boulders Climbing Centre in Cardiff.