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Science 'busking' at St Stephen's shopping centre in Hull

Saturday, March 16, 2013

HULL: Researchers, students, apprentices and industrial scientists will be joining forces for some science "busking" today

The event, dubbed Sixty Second Science, is taking place at St Stephen's shopping centre and will give shoppers the chance to learn more about the science behind novel gizmos, including a sonic slinky toy and a magnet that appears to defy the law of gravity. The discovery of DNA will be demonstrated using sweets, which will then go on sale, with proceeds going to Comic Relief.

Sixty Second Science will take place at St Stephen's shopping centre in Hull.

The event, organised by the University of Hull in conjunction with Humberside Engineering Training Association Ltd, marks the start of National Science and Engineering Week.

Organiser Dr Mark Lorch, of the university's chemistry department, said: "We've put together hands-on activities and demos that we hope will appeal to lots of people and excite their curiosity.

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  • My Daughter attended the Candy Chaos session at Bilton Village Hall today. Booking was very easy and quick. The staff were very friendly even taking the time to talk to the parents at the end of the session explaining what the children did and i enjoyed sampling the sherbet im also the bookings clerk of the hall that was used today. Katie and the team were very friendly and left the hall in an immaculate state once finished!!

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  • Took my 2 boys aged 6 & 9 to the volcano workshop and wow what an experience they loved it and didn't want it to end! will be booking again, staff were so friendly and helpful and made the session so much fun!

    Annalise Walker

  • Brilliant from start to finish!! The children loved it, and the grandparents were equally entertained! Great value for money too. All I needed to do was feed them! Even tidied up before you went home! We have a pair of goggles here which I can post to you xx

    Gemma Bradley

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