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Events near you: January, 2013

Breed: The British and their dogs
Saturday, 6 October, 2012 - 10:00 to Thursday, 14 March, 2013 - 17:00
Manchester Museum

The history of the British Isles and its inhabitants, both human and canine, has long been entwined. Breed reveals the enduring and affectionate relationship between the British people and their dogs and explores the very beginnings of pedigree dog breeding in Britain.

Year 8 Science Club Bronze CREST Award Drive
Wednesday, 21 November, 2012 - 10:15 to Wednesday, 13 March, 2013 - 10:15
Mrs Clark's lab

Year 8 science club are going to attempt to complete one of the activities in the Genius Inventions pack to gain their Bronze CREST awards.

Toes For Turf! Examine the link between Fingerprints and Feet Prints
Thursday, 13 December, 2012 - 09:00 to Friday, 13 December, 2013 - 09:00
Your Establishment

This is a "self delivery" pack which has been designed specifically for National Science and Engineering Week 2013. The science behind fingeprints is well known! What is not so well known is the link between fingerprints and footprints. Right Angle Events have launched a new education pack called ‘Toes for Turf’ comprising at least 4 hours of fun teaching material linked to Key Stage 1-4 Mathematics.

Crime scene investigation/forensic science
Thursday, 13 December, 2012 - 16:30 to Friday, 13 December, 2013 - 16:30
Self Delivery

We have designed a fantastic scheme especially for National Science & Engineering Week called "Toes For Turf". The science behind fingerprints is well known. What is not so well known is the science behind footprints or "feet prints". This activity enables students to take, classify and "lift" both fingerprints and foot prints. As the research on footprints is meagre, this scheme will allow students to make some discoveries about the correlation or otherwise between fingerprints and feet prints.

Crest Star Investigators Science Club
Tuesday, 8 January, 2013 - 15:30
Thorpedene Primary School

NSEW will see the launch of our School Crest Investigators Science Club which will run every week after school. The club will be run for Middle phase children during the Spring Term, Lower Phase children in the Summer Term and Upper Phase children in the Autumn Term. We are very much looking forward to carrying out lots of practical investigations and presenting many Crest Award certificates for our budding Scientists! Teachers in all classes will also be completing a Crest Investigation during NSEW itself.

John Snow (1813-1858): bicentenary of York's pioneer of epidemiology and anaesthetics
Tuesday, 8 January, 2013 - 19:30 to 20:30
Tempest Anderson Hall

A lecture by Dr Steven Oliver, Senior Lecturer in Population Health, University of York and the Hull York Medical School.

Building bridges!
Wednesday, 9 January, 2013 - 10:45
This workshop will be delivered in your classroom

An interactive model making workshop. Your class will learn about the forces in action in building and bridge construction and gain an understanding of the crucial decisions engineers make when designing bridges and buildings. The will see how the interaction of forces determine which are the strongest shapes to use when building structures, then work in teams in the ‘bridge-building’ challenge!

Design and innovation in cycling
Wednesday, 9 January, 2013 - 19:00 to 20:30
City Screen Basement Bar

A Cafe Scientifique talk by Jim McGurn, Chief Executive Officer of "Get Cycling"

Journey to the Centre of the Brain
Tuesday, 15 January, 2013 - 10:00 to Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 15:00
Your Primary School
“I wasn’t expecting that, it was amazing! It took theatre to another level” Teacher, Swindon Primary School. The world is struggling to come up with new ideas, even the greatest brains are incapable of thought. Something has gone terribly wrong and only a team of intrepid explorers can find out what is really happening. But first… we need to shrink them down in size, so they can begin their Journey to the Centre of the Brain! On our larger-than-life-sized quest through the brain we explore what is happening inside our skull.
Behind the scenes of 'Inside Natures Giants'
Tuesday, 15 January, 2013 - 18:00 to 19:30
Staffordshire University Science Centre R001/R002

BioSoc is proud to present the 'Behind the Scenes of Inside Natures Giants' public lecture, on the 15th of January at 18:00, held by the high profile evolutionary biologist, Simon Watt. Simon will be coming to talk to us about his interests as a biologist, and the science behind the scenes of the popular TV program “Inside Nature’s Giants”, where you could see the team dissecting some of the biggest animals on this planet. Simon will address topics like animal autopsy, animal adaptations and how humans measure up to them.