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Family shows as part of the 2015 Summer Science Exhibition. Activities are also taking place on Saturday 4 July 2015.  Learn about bubbles, superheroes and the cool world of low temperature physics.

Three different shows will be available, aimed at different age groups. Each show lasts approximately one hour.

Cool Physics

Showtimes: 11am, 1pm

Delve into the world of low temperature physics with Vicky Mason and Cordelia Scott, from University of Kent, by investigating some basic science topics such as states of matter, cloud formation and material properties. Then move on to the more complex world of electrical resistance, the Meissner effect and flux pinning. All this and more with liquid nitrogen makes for a very cool show.

Who wants to be a superhero?

Showtimes: 11.30am, 2.30pm

Superheroes are brilliant! Would you like super strength, x-ray vision, and lasers?! Some scientists and engineers turn those skills and powers into reality! This fun interactive show explores our top 5 superhero powers and the real life people that use them with science made simple presenter, Ruth Perkins. This event is particularly suitable for children aged 7-11.

Bubbles and balloons

Showtime: 1pm

Ruth Perkins, from science made simple, will explore the best bits about bubbles and balloons. From blowing them up to bursting them; discover all the amazing things you can do in between. Can you catch a bubble? Make it last forever or make it square? Can you stick a pin in a balloon or turn it into a helicopter? This event is suitable for children under 11.

Attending these events

Admission is free. Seating for the shows and participation in the workshops will be on a first come, first served basis. Please note that at the family activities children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times and no adults will be admitted without an accompanying child.

Enquiries: contact the education team.