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Summer Science Exhibition 2009

Exhibition extra: experiment and explore

Event

Starts:

June
302009

10:00

Ends:

July
042009

17:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Two family-friendly events on Saturday 4 July 2009:

  • 11am-noon: Absolutely amazing adaptable animals
    Suitable for 7-11 year olds and their parents or guardians
  • 2pm-4pm: Challenges, codes, chemicals and currents
    Suitable for 10-14 year olds and their parents or guardians
Both will take place in the Kohn Centre on the ground floor. Booking information will be available at the registration desk on the ground floor on the day.

This presentation is one of several exhibition extras held during the exhibition.

Absolutely amazing adaptable animals

Are fish really cleverer than we give them credit for? How have they and other animals evolved to make the most of their surroundings? In Ask Dr K Fisher about Animals, shortlisted for the 2008 Royal Society Prizes for Science Books, the wise Dr K Fisher helps animals understand why they look, act and sound the way they do.

Join a real-life Dr K Fisher, zoologist Theresa Burt de Perera, and Caroline Johnson of the National Marine Aquarium to explore how animals are amazingly adapted to their environments, with some surprising sounds, fascinating facts, and interactive activities about animal antics.

Suitable for 7-11 year olds and their parents or guardians.

Please note: children must be supervised by a parent, guardian or other responsible family member at all times. No adults without children will be admitted.

Challenges, codes, chemicals and currents

Delivered by Exscitec

Drop in, discuss and discover short workshops and hands-on activities led by graduates and undergraduates from Imperial College London.

Create electric batteries, using the same principles of Alessandro Volta in 1800 – but with fruit! Investigate the destructive nature of common household items – guess the results, and then test them! Beat the puzzle of the tower of Hanoi, discover a one-sided object and investigate ancient forms of secret communication.

Suitable for 10-14 year olds and their parents or guardians.

Please note: children under 16 must be supervised by a parent, guardian or other responsible family member at all times. No adults without children will be admitted.

See all exhibits from 2009

Exhibition extra: experiment and explore

Exhibition extra: experiment and explore- an exhibit at the 2009 Summer Science Exhibition

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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