Derby British Science Association

Science and Engineering in Derby and Derbyshire

Big Science Day

The Derbyshire Branch of the British Science Association are working with Derby City Council in running a series of events during National Science and Engineering Week.

The events are based largely at local libraries across the city.

Saturday 20th March 10am to 4pm: Our Big Science Day

Saturday 20th March 7pm to 9pm: Who Dunnit
A “Who Dunnit” family workshop with real evidence and analysis suitable for adults, young people and children of all ages.  You will be divided into teams of 5 or 6 and each team will become a of crime scene investigators with a separate crime scene to examine.
Venue: Central Library
Cost: Free

  • Tropical Inc invite you to discover the world of exotic animals – an opportunity to hold and stroke an exotic wild creature.
  • Stardome from the National Space Centre – the Stardome is a child friendly dome!  Check out cool planetarium shows about space and up to the minute information on the planets and the solar system.
  • Explore the world of forensic science from Think Forensic.  Learn about – finger print developing, hair and fibre microscopy and compufit identification
  • The Mathematics of Libraries – an activity by Chris Robbins to include a treasure hunt around the library with a prize for the winner.
  • Fossil Fuels and Flubber – a science/fuels activity based around oil and plastics by Rob Farr, the Energy MC.
  • Rocket Challenge workshops by Hands-on-Science – come and build and launch your own rocket
  • Rocket Challenge – work with your family and friends to manufacture the various parts of a rocket and assemble them for testing.  A pneumatic launch control system will fire your rocket horizontally along a control wire to test its performance. Speeds of up to 70 mph are possible with a well designed and manufactured rocket!Cost: Free
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    About Wyken Seagrave

    Author of books and websites about the history of the universe including the history of the universe, Time Crystal and many other sites, as listed on his blog.

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