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These were the activities available in the Nottingham pilot of the pop up shop;

Activities Available Everyday

Curiosity Trail-Curiosity trail is full of filled jars and boxes that make you ask the questions who? what? and the what ifs?  

Science Communication Cinema – Come and Learn about Science in our cinema where we will be screening some of our favourite STEM films

Ignite!’s  Chestnut STEM library – A collection of books to spark your imagination.

Questions Board– The place where your STEM questions get answered (or explored anyway). 

Code Club – FInd out more about code clubs and Scratch

Key

Blue – Schools Workshops

Green – Workshops/activities (for members of the public to drop into) 

Monday 15 Oct – opening day!

New College Nottingham – Forensic Crime Scene How do forensic scientists look at a crime scene and what do they look for as evidence?  Some of the detail of a crime scene investigation may surprise you.

Royal Institute of Microscopy – Introduction to the micro-worldARoyal Society of Microscopy workshop is based on their highly successful activity kits that contain everything that you need to reveal microscopic life and structures.


Tuesday 16 October

Ada Lovelace day- Girls only School WorkshopAda Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, and arguably the first publicly recognised woman in science, worked on a series of discoveries and technological innovations. In addition to the workshops to be confirmed, the day will be targeted at girls only, and will comprise a series of group discussions, presentations and debates designed to address the question:

What needs to change to encourage and support more girls and young women into STEM? 

See separate programme to be announced Monday 1 October. Further details also available at https://ignitionpopupshop.wordpress.com

Bugs, Bubbles and BiofuelA range of hands on activities showing the different steps involved in producing biofuels, from using wheat straw

Wednesday 17 October

Nottingham University Bugs, Bubbles and BiofuelA range of hands on activities showing the different steps involved in producing biofuels, from using wheat straw

Thursday 18 October

Jennie Pedley and Rob Pedley- Geology App and Mini Shadow TheatresGeologist Rob Pedley from the British Geological Survey will introduce an astonishing App that allows you to see what rock formations are beneath your feet.  Artist Jennie Pedley will work with pupils to convert the Triassic layers into magical shadow theatres.  A true collaboration between art and science.

Mark BeestonKinetic Sculptures This workshop will explore balance, mathematics and physics through designing and making kinetic sculptures

NTU – Predators and Prey – Habitats

Lab_13 Irchester and Dovecote – Pop into the pop up shop and share some activities they’ve been working on, including their experiment kits for sale

Friday 19 October

Ignite!  SCAMPERSCAMPER is an acronym for Invention; creativity and engineering will be required skills for many of the challenges and opportunities of the future.

World Record Memory Challenge – from the Society of Biology – please join us for this experiment in memory at 2pm starting at 2-30pm.

Cycle Pong – Ping pong, exercise and arcade game rolled into one.

Saturday 20 October

Jane Goodland- Energy Turbines – drop in workshops, to explore what factors need to be considered in building yourenergy turbines.

NHS – How clean are your hands? – What remains on your hands even after you’ve washed your hands?

NTU- Table top science –  lots of hands on experiments.

Cycle Pong – Ping pong, exercise and arcade game rolled into one..

Sunday 21 October

Jane Goodland- Energy Turbines – drop in workshops, to explore what factors need to be considered in building yourenergy turbines.

NTU-  Table top science –  lots of hands on experiments.

Cycle Pong – Ping pong, exercise and arcade game rolled into one. ). 

Monday 22 October

Steffie Richards -2D- 3D Transference –  Paper Sculpture – angles, lines, shapes how does the 2D formation of an object get adapted into the 3rd dimension? 

NHS – How clean are your hands? – What remains on your hands even after you’ve washed your hands?

NTU –Watching Paint Dry (afternoon)– is it dry yet? What is the science behind drying?

Cycle Pong – Ping pong, exercise and arcade game rolled into one. ).

Tuesday 23 October

Uni Nottingham -Psychology Funfair  (1pm- 3:30) – Classic examples of funfair activities like splat the rat, hook the duck and hall of mirrors to look at different aspects of psychology

Chrys Allen – What do your thoughts look like? – Artist Chrys Allen works with you explore what your thoughts look like.

Royal Institute of Microscopy– Drop in style look at the really small things close up.

Cycle Pong – Ping pong, exercise and arcade game rolled into one.

Wednesday 24 October

Medilink  – DNA necklaces and fingerprinting

Lab 13 Dovecote – the tale of wode  -how to make dye from wode

Cycle Pong – Ping pong, exercise and arcade game rolled into one.

Thursday 25 October

Medilink -DNA- necklaces and fingerprinting (talk)

NTU –Watching paint dry– is it dry yet? What is the science behind drying?

NTU- Pin Hole Northern Lights

NTU – Why is heat important?- Look at infrared and thermo dynamics

Cycle Pong – Ping pong, exercise and arcade game rolled into one.

Friday 26 October

Mark BeestonKinetic Sculptures This workshop will explore balance, mathematics and physics through designing and making kinetic sculptures

Nottingham HackSpace Fun- All you need to bring is your imagination and enthusiasm to this drop in session.

Solving it like a mathmatician– (afternoon)  Lots of puzzles to get your maths brain muscles working.

Cycle Pong – Ping pong, exercise and arcade game rolled into one.

Saturday 27 October

NOTTINGHAM HACKSPACE DAY- Nottingham Hackspace takeover the shop and fill it with activities that will blow your socks off!

Sunday 28 October

Jane Goodland- Energy Turbines – drop in workshops, to explore what factors need to be considered in building yourenergy turbines.

Cycle Pong – Ping pong, exercise and arcade game rolled into one.

After Half-Term holiday

Monday 29 October

Medilink – DNA necklaces – Take home a bit of your DNA in a necklace! (10-12 and 1-3) (session still available).

Bilborough College – Maggot Olympics  Following the success of the GB team and the London Olympics, find out how maggots can perform and how fast they can move.

Evening session

Teachers CPD session

Creativity in teaching STEM subjects

An open session for teachers to share their ideas and experiences, and to explore the activities and displays in the 3-2-1-Ignition* pop up shop – refreshments will be provided

Tuesday 30 October

Royal Institute of Microscopy – Introduction to the micro-worldA Royal Society of Microscopy workshop is based on their highly successful activity kits that contain everything that you need to reveal microscopic life and structures.

University of LeicesterSpectroscopy in a suitcase (1-3pm aimed at AS/A2 level students) (session still available) A hands on workshop targeting A2 students.  Students they will get a chance to use an Infrared spectrometer and possibly a UV-Visible spectrometer.

Wednesday 31 October

Hand on Science -BANG – The science of Fireworks (1-3 session still available)    – An investigation into the science behind how the colours and effects of fireworks are made.

Sophie Jones, University of Loughborough- a workshop looking into 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

 Thursday 1

Bilborough College -Magnets and Motors (10am-12pm) (new – session still available)  A chance to find out some interesting ideas about the science of magnets –from what they are, to how we can make stronger and stronger magnets. How does magnetic energy create electricity and produce electricity?

Nottingham Trent Uni –The Slick Side of Science–  Samantha Tang (1-3pm aimed at Yr 5 students) (session still available)

The activity comprises of two parts: firstly to look at the use of crude oil and its importance and the next part is the environmentally friendly oil spill, where the students create their own sea and oil spill.

Friday 2 November

Institute of Physics  – David WilliamThe License to stun The physics of less lethal weapons (1-3pm aimed at KS 3/4/5) (session still available)

Have you ever been asked in a physics class – but what does this have to do with the real world? In this workshop we will use KS3/4/5 physics to explore how less-lethal weapons work, how they are evaluated and which weapons systems made it through the process for use by the police.  The workshop will demonstrate that the physics learned in school is highly relevant to the world around, often in unexpected ways.

See website for latest information, or contact hasmita@ignitefutures.org.uk

https://ignitionpopupshop.wordpress.com  the full schools schedule can be found on https://ignitionpopupshop.wordpress.com/schedule/

 

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