Science O3 is disappointed to announce that in line with local and national government guidelines in response to the coronavirus pandemic the 2020 event has been cancelled. Thank you for your continued support of Caithness International Science Festival, we're looking forward to seeing you at next year's events!
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Location: Lyth Arts Centre (Lyth)
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|3D Design Using Blocks CADBudding EngineersAn introduction to BlocksCAD, which can help develop some of these skills: Numeracy, Computational Thinking, Spatial Awareness, Problem Solving and Building Self Esteem and Confidence.
It may even be possible to include the younger P4 children. The children would need to have their own Chromebook or borrow a Chromebook from another class for these workshops. Children with additional learning needs are encouraged to participate in these workshops.|
|Animal MagicLaura RennieA chance to get up close and personal as you meet and learn about snakes, spiders, birds, hedgehogs and many more with Animal Magic as Laura introduces you and teaches you about her amazing range of animals.|
|Be An Eco Hero - The Science Of Climate ChangeJames SoperDo you feel bombarded, confused or anxious about the climate? Don't panic! This interactive and engaging show will equip you and your students with the science you need to know about our climate and a positive message about how it is changing and what we can practically do to help.
The show combines presenter demos, volunteer help and multimedia.|
|Bricks And BlocksGeneration ScienceThis interactive workshop provides an introduction to programming. Pupils will learn the basics as they work in pairs to build their own robot using Lego bricks and programme it to complete a series of tasks.|
|Circus / LightScott PoleykettCircus
Children will learn about forces in this fun and interactive circus workshop.
The children learn about the sources of light and where it comes from etc they then get to make either a thermotrope or light spinner and a chance to play with hands on toys that require light to make them work!|
|Destination Space - Beyond The visible UniverseDynamic EarthScotland, UK, Europe, Planet Earth… but what comes next? Find out about the vastness of space, the possibility of alien life, and the latest technology being used to discover more about the Universe in our brand-new school show, Destination Space. After an exciting rocket launch, we will follow the journey of one of the most ambitious and challenging projects ever attempted – the James Webb Space Telescope – and learn about how it is made, where it’s going and what it is looking for, all while finding out about the people and wide range of careers that will make these discoveries possible.|
|Engineering With ElectronicsGlasgow Science CentreBecome an Electronic Engineer using our super user-friendly Little Bits kits to build a wireless device. Learn about circuits and work as a team towards an engineering brief while exploring career paths in engineering.|
|Epic EelsNorth Highland RangersLearn about the life cycles of these amazing creatures and their migration from the Sargasso sea to the riverbeds of Scotland, through fun and interactive workshops with the local countryside rangers.|
|Geology RocksTechFestGet your hands on some exciting rocks in this interactive workshop, learn about natural processes that have shaped the surface of the earth and delve underground to explore what lies beneath.|
|Glorious GermsTechFestPlunge into the mysterious world of sickness and disease. Learn about the transmission of germs and how to protect your body. How long would you have lasted during an outbreak of the Black Death?|
|Journey Through My BodyGlasgow Science CentreFollow your food's journey through the amazing body. Find out where and how food travels through the body and the importance of diet and making healthy choices.|
|Offshore Wind - What's It All About?Mairi DudleyTalk about the Offshore Wind industry/types of jobs plus a game to be played in groups of 3-4 about the best place to build a wind farm. Experience Virtual Reality headsets which makes it feel like you’re at the top of a turbine. |
|Powering The FutureGlasgow Science CentreEnergy underpins our modern lives but there are difficult choices to be made about how we will supply and use energy in the future. Is our energy affordable, secure and environmentally sustainable? As you explore these interactive hands-on exhibits, you can explore our energy options – from how we can produce electricity and fuels to how we can be smarter with our use of energy. What would you do?|
|Robo ConstructorsGeneration ScienceIn this workshop the pupils will be working in pairs – to save time the teacher can organise the pairs before we arrive.
The pupils will work in a group doing a physical activity and then work in pairs at workstations to achieve set tasks and engage in creative learning.|
|Space WeekScience Skills AcademyThe Highlands could soon host a new spaceport to launch small satellites.
Our hands-on activities explore rocket-launch, what small satellites do and how they do it.
Satellites provide global communications; weather forecasting and they are used to map the world and measure climate change. The workshop will explore these topics.
|The Robot And The BluebirdPat RamsayBook based workshop – will begin by reading The Robot and the Bluebird, by David Lucas. Pat will then ask children about robots and look at robots around us. The workshop will end with the children making a 3D robot.|