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HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018 FAMILY DAY

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018 FAMILY DAY

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How far can a model car run on hydrogen? You start by connecting up the leads and seeing the hydrogen come bubbling up out of water – and oxygen […]

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017 FAMILY DAY

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017 FAMILY DAY

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You could make a cloud chamber and see particles from outer space. You could write in runes, or study ancient seeds and pollen. You could try a Raspberry Pi […]

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Highlights from 2015 Family Day

Highlights from 2015 Family Day

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There were lanterns to light and spectra to study. There were rocks to recognise and molecules to make. You could find out about flowers for native bumblebees, or make […]

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Highlights from 2014 Family Day

Highlights from 2014 Family Day

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Seeing saltwater creatures and working with natural materials, steering a Mars Rover and making a flying saucer … the Family Day was packed with activities.

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Highlights from 2013 Family Day

Highlights from 2013 Family Day

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This was the year when you could handle a meteorite and steer a Mars Rover, try out Stone Age technology and wear an Iron Age hood, join the Dustbin […]

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Highlights from 2012 Family Day

Highlights from 2012 Family Day

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“There was so much to see and do for families at the event that the only difficulty for many of the youngsters who walked through the door was what […]

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Highlights from 2010 Family Day

Highlights from 2010 Family Day

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Rockets and robots, wave power and waste re-use – it was all part of the Family Day at the 2010 Orkney International Science Festival.