Science in Norwich Day, Sunday 2nd June

30th May 2013

Science in Norwich 2012

Crowds flocked to the Science in Norwich 2012 event

Scientists from Norwich’s world leading Institutes on the Norwich Research Park, as well as local and national organisations, assembled in Norwich on Sunday June 2nd for this year’s Science in Norwich event.

Science Shows in The Curve

10:15 & 13:15 Powers of Perception – James Piercy, Science Made Simple
Just how do we make sense of the world around us? Explore your senses with illusions, see how easy you are to fool and witness incredible spoon bending!
11:15 & 14:15 Entertaining Science Circus Show – Dr Ken, Inspirational Science and Maths
Roll up, roll up and explore the science behind the thrills and spills of the circus. Dr Ken takes you on a voyage of discovery investigating how performers make use of many scientific principles in their tricks and stunts. Find out why jugglers love gravity, how clowns use science to avoid hurting themselves and why unicyclists need to keep moving to stay still. It’s science but not as you know it!
12:15 & 15:15 It’s a Kind of Science – Alex Minns, Science Café
Science behind magic using everyday kitchen items!

Talks in Fusion

11:00 & 14:00 Bloodhound SSC Engineering Adventure – Peter Harrison STEMNET/Bloodhound Ambassador
Hear all about the amazing Bloodhound car and attempts to break the world land speed record.

Science in Norwich 2012In the Atrium – get stuck into all kinds of activities guaranteed to make you think and have fun!

  • Wii give you the opportunity to test your fitness, baffle your brain and pit your wits in the exciting STEMNET Challenge!
  • Spot the GM pea
  • Find out if you are a supertaster with with help from  IFR scientists
  • See what DNA looks like
  • Program a Lego robot to do as you command and explore virtual proteins through the sense of touch
  • See if you can tell where in the world seawater comes from by its saltiness, and learn how a sea glider helps us understand the science of the ocean
  • Explore the fun of messy chemistry through sticky slime and how you can use the power of chemistry to change the slime!
  • Science in Norwich 2012Find out what it is to be a pharmacist and how to make your very own calamine ointment to take home with you.
  • Dive in with corn flour to find out how maths can explain how a liquid can be a solid at the same time and how there is maths in nature all around us
  • Find out what’s in the night skies above Norfolk
  • Build a tower as high as yourself or help build a dome that’s big enough to get inside

On Millennium Plain

MEandER – The travelling art & science emporium will bring out the artist in you using science!

Science in Norwich Day: 10:00 – 16:00 Sunday 2nd June 2013 at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich