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Events near you: May, 2013

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.

Science and sea monsters
Saturday, 16 February, 2013 - 10:00 to Sunday, 5 May, 2013 - 16:30
Scottish Fisheries Museum

An exhibition investigating the existence of sea monsters and exploring the science behind the myths. Curated by Dr Charles Paxton of the University of St Andrews, the exhibition looks at various sea monster legends and tests them scientifically to see whether such monsters could actually exist – with sometimes surprising conclusions. The exhibition comprises display panels, natural history specimens from the University and the museum’s collections, and interactive activities.

Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings
Saturday, 16 February, 2013 - 10:00 to Sunday, 2 June, 2013 - 17:00
Pallant House Gallery

Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings, taking place at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, (16 February - 2 June 2013) reveals the remarkable series of drawings and paintings made by Barbara Hepworth during the late 1940s, illustrating surgeons at work in operating theatres within Post-War Britain. Featuring over 30 works, including Hepworth’s sketchbook, the exhibition is the most significant presentation of this extraordinary series to date, comprising key loans from national, public and private collections.

Thursday, 28 February, 2013 - 17:15 to Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 17:15
St. Brigid's College

Sentinus led project whereby pupils will design an energy conservation project for their school leading to Crest Solver Award for pupils involved.

Bridge the gap
Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 13:00 to Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 15:00
Oakgrove Integrated Primary School

As part of an ongoing project "celebration of the bridges" celebrating the towns bridges as part of UK city of culture 2013 Primary 6 classes will particiapte in a Sentinus project whereby they do a number of different construction projects and then design their own bridge.

Solving problems, designing solutions
Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 08:15 to Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 - 15:00
Halifax High School

Pupils design an invention to solve an every day need, with prizes awarded for the best inventions.

What have earthworms ever done for us?
Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 - 19:30 to 20:30
Basement Bar, City Screen Cinema
A Cafe Scientifique talk by Professor Mark Hodson, Environment Department, University of York In his book on earthworms Darwin suggested that few “other animals have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures”. The role of earthworms in keeping soils fertile is well established but there is more to these fascinating creatures than meets the eye. This talk considers how earthworms can help us interpret past climates, design novel materials and what happens when earthworms turn bad…
The Parisi - Britons and Romans in the landscape of Eastern Yorkshire
Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 19:30 to 20:30
Tempest Anderson Hall

A lecture by Dr Peter Halkon, FSA, University of Hull

The Amazing World of Light and Colour: Explore Your Universe
Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 - 19:00 to 20:30
Satrosphere Science Centre

Satrosphere are taking part in the May Festival led by the Universityof Aberdeen.  We are hosting an evening Meet the Expert event “The Amazing World of Light and Colour: Explore Your Universe”.  Our expert Stuart Farmer, head of physics at RobertGordonCollege, will deliver a family-friendly talk where you can find out some of the science behind what we see.  Expect to discover how light is used to determine what is in distant parts of the universe, how it is needed for the internet and to make modern displays.