Upcoming Events

Unravelling the best-kept secret in Physics A free workshop for science teachers during the British Science Week 2023 Geophysics is the application of physics to the Earth, and is shortlisted by the UK government as being a profession in high demand . Data collected both from the Earth’s surface and from space and the application…
22-28 June 2023: Campus Activities Free events in the School of Earth and Environment for A-level Geology students and their teachers. Planned activities include: Mineralogy 101 in our dedicated geology teaching space with hands in access to our world-class teaching collection and petrographic microscope resources. A tour of our Virtual World digital mapping tool and…

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This computer-based practical session will introduce students to the ever-growing world of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The activity has been designed to integrate GIS technology with popular geography topics. Students will have the opportunity to use free, web-based GIS software to map real-time earthquake events and explore and visualise world development data, such as life expectancy, infant mortality and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Students should be…
This interdisciplinary area involves computing, electronics and music. We will present an interactive multimedia installation based on the original which is hosted at the Centre for Life, Newcastle. Find out how the design and development of technology plus integrating sensors, and software and hardware components combine to offer interactive and creative multimodal feedback to the users visually. This session is suitable for KS4 pupils…
Aircraft need to be as energy efficient as possible and one way to do this is to use strong yet light materials e.g. composites. In this workshop, students will carry out an activity where they build a simple composite material and measure how much stronger it is by applying a simple test. Students will then be shown how the use of these…
Aircraft need to be as energy efficient as possible and one way to do this is to use strong yet light materials e.g. composites. In this workshop, students will carry out an activity where they build a simple composite material and measure how much stronger it is by applying a simple test. Students will then be shown how the use of these…
Design a positive, sustainable, equitable, low carbon society in the year 2150AD, and learn about energy, renewable technologies and climate change. The designs will be incorporated in a graphic novel to be published in late 2015. This session is suitable for KS3 pupils For further information on Festival events and booking details, please click here
Ever wondered how the middle of the “melting middle” pudding melts? Join us at the M&S Company Archive where students will conduct a scientific exploration of the M&S Melting Middle Chocolate Pudding. They’ll ponder the problem of a liquid centre, invent a pudding and think about food marketing…. and yes, there will be a taste test! This session is suitable for KS3…
Investigate how a volcano works with practical experiments that use simple but spectacular model volcanic eruptions. Find out what factors control how a volcano behaves and what type of magma is erupted. Discover all this and more in our state-of-the-art Earth Visualisation Laboratory. This session is suitable for KS3 pupils For further information on Festival events and booking details, please click here
Groups of students will compete in two hands-on activities, both based on an internationally sold product made in Leeds. Reverse engineer the product and explore the features that help it to do its job, then set up a manufacturing line to produce replicas in as short a time as possible. The winning team will be awarded a small prize. This session is…
How are history, art, science and technology connected? During this session pupils will use the 19th Century Arts and Crafts Movement and the work of William Morris and Philip Webb to explore the roots of their design reform in the Industrial Revolution. We will investigate why things looked and look the way they do, by thinking about social history, the history of science…
The ocean can get really wild! Why is the ocean important to the climate, and what are the problems we face today when making measurements out at sea? Using limited resources we’ll push the boundaries of buoyancy and weight distribution to see who can make the best scientific buoy. This session is suitable for KS5 pupils For further information on Festival…