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Events near you: July, 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.

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
Tuesday, 2 July, 2013 - 10:00 to Sunday, 7 July, 2013 - 18:00
The Royal Society
The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition showcases some of the most innovative, cutting-edge science and technology from around the UK. Experience science first hand by trying out experiments for yourself and be inspired by the research shaping our future. With over 20 exhibits to explore come and discover the science behind printing organs with 3D printers, the Higgs Boson and find out if you’re more impulsive than a fish. A full programme of free talks, panel discussions and family events is running throughout the week.
 
Science is for Parents Too
Wednesday, 3 July, 2013 - 19:00 to 20:30
Basement Bar - City Screen Cinema
A Cafe Scientifique talk by Alex Brown, Teaching Fellow, Centre for Lifelong Learning National Science Learning Centre at the University of York Forty-six parents from twenty-three primary schools in the York area, took part in a unique science course offered by the University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning during the last term. If you would like to learn how you can help your children decide for exciting futures in science, come and listen to Alex at this very special one-off Cafe Scientifique
Satrosphere’s Summer of Space
Wednesday, 10 July, 2013 - 10:00 to Sunday, 18 August, 2013 - 17:00
Satrosphere Science Centre

Satrosphere’s Summer of Space includes science on the spot live science demonstrations, “We are Aliens” the 360° planetarium show, awesome Astronaut Training Workshops and Magic Planet story time for the little scientists.  There is also a really exciting addition arriving mid-July: Lunar Rock! 

The Amazing World of Light and Colour
Tuesday, 16 July, 2013 - 10:00 to 17:00
Satrosphere Science Centre

Satrosphere Science Centre are welcoming back Stuart Farmer, head of physics at Robert Gordon’s College, for an Explore Your Universe Meet the Expert talk entitled “The Amazing World of Light and Colour”.

This fantastic talk will explore the science behind what we see, 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. Do we always see what we think we see?

 
Global Food Security | Is there a role for GM crops?
Thursday, 18 July, 2013 - 18:00 to 19:00
Physics Building (lecture theatre B1)

Do genetically modified (GM) crops have a role in food security? With an increasing demand for food as the world's population surpasses 7 billion, drastic changes in food production and distribution are required. Professor Jerry Roberts introduces the reality of GM crops, how they're being used today and their potential part in tackling world hunger.