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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
18 Blenheim Terrace

0113 343 7495

Events Calendar

2:30 pm The Platonic Solids’ Lesser Know... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics
The Platonic Solids’ Lesser Know... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Platonic solids need no introduction. But what makes these five shapes so special? They are the only polyhedra satisfying the following conditions: every face is a regular polygon, every face is identical to every other, every edge is identical to every other, every corner is identical to every other, and finally the shape is convex (roughly, it contains no holes or spikes). In this session, we will investigate some of the less famous (but no less beautiful!) shapes that arise when we relax or amend these conditions. The session will also showcase three of the speaker’s current favourite things: a children’s construction toy (Magformers), a piece of software (Robert Webb’s Stella 4D), and a rare book (Adventures Among The Toroids by Bonnie Stewart). This is a Yorkshire Branch of the Mathematical Association event (www.ybma.org.uk). Non-members are welcome, free of charge. 2pm for a 2:30pm start.



‘Virtual Reality Inside Our Science’ workshop for key stage 3

Limited availability for Key stage 3 virtual reality and biology workshop, in your school – “Virtual Reality Inside Our Science”

Using smartphones, dive inside the world of science, taking a look at the technology behind virtual reality, and the world it creates. Pupils will first learn about the technology in their phones and the different types of virtual reality, and then use our basic VR glasses to experience it through videos and apps. This session will focus on areas of biology, such as cell structure and the human body. Other bioscience topics are possible with advance notice, and wider areas of STEM will be available in 2018

The class will need to use their own smartphones (one per 3 pupils minimum) and ideally have access to wifi.

45-60 mins long (to fit your class schedule). We have flexible delivery days and times depending on presenter availability. The school will need to be within reach of the University for this term’s sessions.

E-mail r.bavage@leeds.ac.uk to for more info on topic options, or to request a booking