Project Description

WORKSHOPS

Make paper from natural materials. Learn to navigate by the stars. Build a model of a satellite. See bees through a microscope. Find out how to make compost and turn kitchen and garden waste into food for your plants. Come and join in!

WORKSHOP: THE WEE SATELLITE CHALLENGE

September 3 → 4:30 pm5:15 pm

What’s small, cube-shaped and hangs 600 miles above your house? Bring the whole family along to help Muza and Mikey try to get some very small satellites into space! In this first session they meet crazy characters from all over the world, who all urgently need ...

Wild plants – including many we think of as ‘weeds’ – are not only wonderful for wildlife but have been used by humans for thousands of years in a multitude of ways. In this workshop you can explore with Anna Canning some common weeds and their medicinal properties – and learn to make ...

KEVIN PARKER’S SCIENCE QUIZ

September 3 → 8:30 pm9:30 pm

How does science, and chemistry in particular, affect the world around us? Including issues such as energy, food, medicine and climate change? The quiz is aimed at families with children aged 10 and over, ...

WORKSHOP: PAPERMAKING FROM NATURAL MATERIALS

September 4 → 10:30 am11:30 am

An opportunity to learn the basic elements of the art, as artist Lin Chau leads you through the process of mould and deckle making, preparing plant pulp fibre, pulling a sheet and couching it, then pressing the paper. The core ...

WORKSHOP: NAVIGATING WITH THE STARS

September 4 → 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Join Vassilios Spathopoulos of Glasgow International College on a journey around the world and into the past, to learn the secrets of celestial navigation used by ancient travellers. The Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Vikings and the Polynesians will teach you how to use the stars, sun and moon to find your way across the sea. ...

WORKSHOP: DISCOVER THE DEEP

September 4 → 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The world’s oceans offer some of the greatest mysteries on our planet, and the deeper you descend into them, the more fascinating these mysteries become. In this workshop you will be able to explore a model deep-sea landscape, using a Zoom link to control a submersible rover, complete with viewing ...

WORKSHOP : BLACK GOLD – THE ART OF COMPOSTING

September 5 → 10:30 am11:30 am

It’s a way of recycling your own household and garden waste into some of the finest fertiliser and soil conditioner for your plants. The work is carried out by many, organisms and out of it comes something rich and alive – a mix of nutrients, bacteria and fungi mycelia. ...

WORKSHOP: CHEMISTRY AND COOKING

September 5 → 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Much of cooking is about chemical reactions, says Kalina Dimitrova, engineer and science communicator in Aberdeen. Chemistry starts with reactants and transforms them into products with different properties. Cooking transforms ingredients to provide new textures ...

WORKSHOP: PHOTO-MICROSCOPY MADE SIMPLE

September 5 → 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Miniature digital cameras have opened up opportunities to capture and share both still and video images through a microscope. This workshop will introduce a range of low-cost DIY options for both formal education settings and as …

WORKSHOP: RECORD ORKNEY BIRDSONG

September 5 → 5:30 pm7:00 pm

You need a parabolic microphone but, as Holly Peek of the RSPB in Orkney shows, you can make one for yourself out of simple materials. And then a whole range of Orkney birds can be listened to more closely and recorded.

WORKSHOP: ASTRONOMY SCAVENGER HUNT

September 7 → 7:00 pm8:00 pm

What’s out there in space? Set off this evening on a scavenger hunt to collect stars, galaxies, quasars and maybe even some asteroids! After a short introduction you will be all set to access the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to go through their images of the night sky and start your ...