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Explore Science!

Dunbar Science Club

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

Science workshops which are delivered fortnightly on Saturday mornings between September and June, annually since 2011.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day

Additional resources

Dunbar Science Club Website
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Do you have lots of puff?! Take a big deep breath and find out

Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

Suitable for 5 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Come and find out how much puff you have - and compare with your family and friends. Blow into our peak flow meter and see how fast you can blow out air from your lungs.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Cosmos Planetarium

Cosmos Planetarium

Suitable for 4 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue SciFest Cafe)

Learn about British astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia Mission to the International Space Station in the unique, totally immersive environment of our digital planetarium. We’ll fly you to the station, then travel to the Moon and on to outer reaches of the solar system on an amazing voyage of discovery.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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The SCI-FUN Roadshow

SCI-FUN Roadshow (University of Edinburgh)

Suitable for 7 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Bleachingfield Community Centre)

Join the fun at the interactive science centre from the University of Edinburgh featuring over 50 incredible activities. Become part of a human circuit, challenge your senses, solve a crime, and relax in a spinning chair… Plus: why is the 50p shaped like that?!

Pop in for a moment – stay for hours!

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 11:00 All Day
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Arithmetrix (Be a Number Ninja!)

Flummix

Suitable for 8 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

ARITHMETRIX is an action packed, interactive and super fun show that makes crazy counting cool and numbers tricktastic!
Unlike anything else, this is entertainment for 21st century kids aged 9 to 13 years.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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East Coast FM

East Coast FM

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Assembly Hall)

East Coast 107.6FM will be broadcasting live from Dunbar SciFest! Can be heard on 107.6FM and on Tune in Radio Phone app as well as their website www.eastcoastfm.co.uk

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Green Chemistry

School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

Suitable for 5 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

Go Green with the School of Chemistry! From air pollution to recycling: find out how chemists at the University of Edinburgh are making the planet a greener place. Have a go at your own chemical reactions, explore the atmosphere and learn how chemistry can save the world!

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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FitLab Exhibits and BodyWorks Busking

Glasgow Science Centre

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

You will explore endurance, strength, agility, speed and coordination through a range of zoned exhibits.Our BodyWorks On Tour team will also amaze you with exciting and interactive health and wellbeing demos.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Mixed-up Science

Heriot-Watt University: Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

What is insulin? Help us build the insulin DNA sequence to find out and learn how we use light to sequence DNA.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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What can you taste?

Queen Margaret University

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

How much salt must there be for you to taste it?
Why do we not like some food?
Taste some drinks and find out how sensitive your taste is.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Marine Touch Tank

Royal Haskoning DHV, St Abbs Marine Station and Heriot Watt

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

This is the RHDHV and Herriot Watt Uni touch tank marine display. We will be supported by staff from the St Abbs Marine station also.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

WASHINGTON WETLANDS CENTRE

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Make your own wooden animal whilst finding out why conservation is cool ! Get to grips with surprising props!

SATURDAY ONLY

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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An Ingenious Whittler - John Muir the Inventor

East Lothian Council Museums Service - John Muir's Birthplace

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Find out about the amazing machines that John Muir invented to make life easier.
Come and sample some of the activities that are available in this exhibition for families at John Muir's Birthplace.
How did the early rising machine work?
www.jmbt.org.uk

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Meet Your Social Brain

Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Suitable for 7 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Come meet your social brain in this fun interactive drop-in session! You will learn about emotions, play social games and go home with your winnings.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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It's Just a Phase

CM-CDT at the University of Edinburgh

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Ever wondered what makes a material solid, liquid, or somewhere in between? Make your own colourful slime to take home and play with unusual materials which act like both solids and liquids! Plus explore our range of exciting, interactive demonstrations.
Saturday ONLY

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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3D Printing Polymers

Heriot-Watt University: School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Chemical Sciences

Suitable for 8 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

Print some glow-in the dark polymers using a 3D printer.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Discover Biology

University of Edinburgh

Suitable for 5 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

Join Biologists from the University of Edinburgh to discover the exciting world of nature using microscopes. Find out what butterfly wings, fruit flies and microorganisms look like up close, or bring something along to look at! For all ages 5+.
SATURDAY ONLY

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Torness Power Station

EDF Energy

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

Step into the mobile visitor centre designed to capture the imagination of children and adults alike with hands-on displays and to learn about how Torness generates electricity for over 2 million homes.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Designed by nature!

East Lothian Council Ranger Service

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Join East Lothian Council Ranger Service and look at the wonderful wildlife in your area! How do these amazing creatures fit in to their environment and what tricks do they use to survive?
SATURDAY ONLY

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Zero Waste Town Dunbar

Sustaining Dunbar

Suitable for 13 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Come talk with the Zero Waste Team about your ideas for reducing the amount of waste we send to our landfills. Come and find out how you can raise funds for your school, sports team, organisation through setting up Every Can Counts collections.

SATURDAY ONLY

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Dunbar Grammar School Display

Dunbar Grammar School

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

The Dunbar Grammar School pupils have brought along some of their work. See work from S1, S2 and senior students. Try some of our experiments on colour and perform some tricks with light!

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Geology and Geoconservation

Lothian & Borders Geoconservation

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Selection of geological leaflets for taking away: particularly Barns Ness, Dunbar Harbour, Traprain Law and North Berwick Volcanoes.
Table-top activities: such as fossil rubbing table and cards, plate tectonic jigsaw and sheets
Display of Posters: such as Barns Ness, East Lothian, etc.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Energy from Wind

Community Windpower Ltd and BeGreen Dunbar

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Learn how energy is captured from the wind and design your own turbine with Community Windpower and BeGreen Dunbar.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Brilliant Bubbles

Fringes of Science - Jennifer Rodger-Casebow

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Suitable for 3+. Get your bubble head on and have fun making lots of crazy bubbles, but can you make a square bubble?

SATURDAY ONLY

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Pedal Powered Smoothies

Belhaven Bikes

Suitable for 8 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Belhaven Bikes is Dunbar’s local bike shop which has been serving the community and beyond for a decade…whether you like to ‘Cycle, Skate or Scoot’. Drop by to see Belhaven Bikes at Dunbar SciFest and pedal power your way to a healthy smoothie using their smoothie bike.

Belhaven Bikes offers cycle sales, repairs and hire together with custom builds and wheel building. ‘Cycle to Work’ and finance schemes are also available. Wheels are our thing! …and especially for SciFest…smoothies are too!
SUNDAY ONLY

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Think Science

ThinkScience Ltd

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Thaumatrope optical illusions, meteorite handling and wanderama levitating.
SUNDAY ONLY

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Go Fly Your Kite

Go Fly Your Kite

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Learn about the history of kite flying, how your kite flies and the physics of kites. Find out about the forces of nature. And you'll get the opportunity to design your own personal kite.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 60 minutes

Additional resources

Go Fly Your Kite Website
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ComputerXplorers

ComputerXplorers

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

Come along to our electronics drop in session where you will gain hands on experience of building a range of projects from a Lie Detector to a Burglar Alarm or even take part in our Space Wars sound and light show as we venture into the world of electronics.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

06-MAR-2016, 10:00 30 minutes
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East Links Family Park Chicks

East Links Family Park

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
How eggs are formed, how the chicks grow inside and the end result.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day