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Macastory's Big Idea

Macastory

Suitable for 4 years+
Stage Show

Dunbar Cluster Education Programme Stage Shows

Invention! Architecture! Design! Join Macastory to celebrate Scottish innovation & design in story and song then be inspired to create imaginative solutions to problems and conundrums, so that YOU, the audience, become the innovators! Thinking caps on everyone!

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The Kids Who Fell To Earth

Eureka Edinburgh

Suitable for 6 years+
Stage Show

Dunbar Cluster Education Programme Stage Shows

Join your heroes Zing and Zong, a brother and sister team from planet Jaarhgon who have crash landed on Earth, as they discover the science that holds the key to saving their threatened civilisation. This science show is an out of this world epic!

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Arithmetrix (Be A Number Ninja!)

Flummix

Suitable for 8 years+
Stage Show

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Assembly 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.

Stage Show Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 60 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 13:30 60 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:30 60 minutes
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Macastory's Big Idea

Macastory

Suitable for all ages (3+)
Stage Show

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Assembly Hall)

Invention! Architecture! Design! Join Macastory to celebrate Scottish innovation & design in story and song then be inspired to create imaginative solutions to problems and conundrums, so that YOU, the audience, become the innovators! Thinking caps on everyone!

SUNDAY ONLY

Stage Show Date & Time

Duration

06-MAR-2016, 10:30 60 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 60 minutes
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Fantastic Physics Fire Show!

Fly Agaric

Suitable for 6 years+
Stage Show

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Playground)

A fantastical educational extravaganza of explosions, flames, and science! Using controlled fire balls, flaming hands, humour and interaction to teach about what fire is, where the energy for a flame comes from, and where does it go. An outdoor family show to be appreciated and enjoyed by all ages

Stage Show Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 11:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
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Luck, Hot air, Nails and Water

ThinkScience Ltd

Suitable for all ages (3+)
Stage Show

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Assembly Hall)

Are you lucky enough to win some space dust? Watchout for those nails and the bucket of water!
SUNDAY ONLY.

Stage Show Date & Time

Duration

06-MAR-2016, 13:30 60 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:30 60 minutes
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Glaciers and Volcanoes

Science Shows in BSL

Science Shows in BSL

Suitable for all ages (3+)
Stage Show

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Assembly Hall)

Brainy and Brawny will demonstrate experiments linked to natural disasters in British Sign Language.

SATURDAY ONLY

Stage Show Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 12:30 60 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:30 60 minutes
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Program and play your own Video Game with Kodu

ComputerXplorers

Suitable for 8 years+
Workshop

EDF Education Programme workshops

Use an Xbox controller to create your own video game. Programs will be created on the PC allowing rapid design iteration. Students will create a range of terrains, worlds and characters, controlling the characters' movement, sound and vision using an intuitive icon-based programming language.

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Things That Go Up

Eureka Edinburgh

Suitable for 8 years+
Workshop

EDF Education Programme workshops

Set your sights for the sky as we explore all things aerial in this exciting gravity defying workshop. From hot air balloons to liquid fuelled rockets and other man made marvels. Get yourself ready for lift off!

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Light Lab for Schools

Kenny Bean

Suitable for 7 years+
Workshop

EDF Education Programme workshops

Take your class through a series of amazing experiments to uncover the mysteries of light.
Discover how to split white light to reveal the full colour spectrum using prisms. Use torches to mix colours together to make white light. Draw pictures and uncover hidden symbols using ultra violet light energy. Learn how to bend and reflect light using convex lenses and mirrors. Hear about the unusual story of scientist Ivo Kohler who wore upside down goggles for a month and then assemble your own amazing upside down box. Put your head inside it and see the world upside down! P4-P7 40 minute workshop.

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Cartoon Creation

ComputerXplorers

Suitable for 5 - 12 years
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 2)

Students will create their own world of monsters and aliens in this fun workshop. Children will quickly get to grips with this simple to use, new take on animation. Create their own unique characters, use speech bubbles or record an audio track to tell their story.
Ages: 6+
Note: 6th March only

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

06-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
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3D Animation

ComputerXplorers

Suitable for 5 - 12 years
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 2)

Use your creativity to explain the world! Explore the depths of the ocean in 3D, the far reaches of outer space, the Egyptian pyramids or even a fantasy world! Your imagination is your only limitation! Tell stories, create images, use animation and add sound effects.
Ages: 8+

SUNDAY ONLY

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

06-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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Animates Amazing Animals

Animates

Suitable for all ages (3+)
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Parents Room)

Come along and meet our live animal guests, here you will learn about the world’s most exotic creatures in a fun and hands on animal handling session

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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Mars Lander and Meteorites!

Cosmos Planetarium

Suitable for 5 years+
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 6)

Learn all about NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars! Take control of the rover and help it get safely through the martian atmosphere and down to the surface. While you wait for your turn see real fragments of Mars, the Moon and meteorites from the birth of the solar system that are 4.5 billion years old!

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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06-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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Things That Go Up

Eureka Edinburgh

Suitable for 4 - 7 years
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Creche)

Set your sights for the sky as we explore all things aerial in this exciting gravity defying workshop. Can we fly like birds? Get yourself ready for lift off!
Parents are welcome too

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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Light Lab Drop-in Family Workshop

Kenny Bean

Suitable for 7 years+
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 5)

Discover how to make white light from red, green and blue coloured torches then learn about ultra violet before making a drawing using UV energy. Learn how to bend light using convex lenses and assemble an amazing upside down box. Put your head inside it and see the world upside down! 20 min workshop suitable for 7-13 years.

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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Organ Dissections

Charles River, Dunbar Grammar School and Sick Children Hospital, Edinburgh

Suitable for 8 years+
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 1)

A sheep heart and lungs will be dissected. We will cover anatomy and physiology and children will have the chance to put some gloves on and have a hands on experience if they wish.

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 13:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 13:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
06-FEB-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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Amazing Immunology

University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Inflammation Research & Cancer Research UK

Suitable for 8 years+
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 3)

Come and learn about new cancer therapies; play the allergy ball pit game and see how the bugs that live in your body keep you healthy or make you sick.

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 45 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:30 45 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:30 45 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 13:30 45 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 45 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:30 45 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 10:30 45 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:30 45 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:30 45 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 13:30 45 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 45 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:30 45 minutes
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Dino Dig

East Lothian Council Museums Service

Suitable for 4 years+
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 4)

Join East Lothian Council Museums Service in helping us dig up a dinosaur and other fossils!

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:15 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:45 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:15 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:15 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:45 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:15 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
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Artefact Attack!

East Lothian Council (Archaeology Service)

Suitable for 5 - 12 years
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 2)

Have you ever wondered how archaeologists know all this stuff about all the objects they dig up out of the ground? You’d be surprised; sometimes it really is just as simple as putting on your ‘investigation hat’ and examining the unknown object in front of you scientifically. In this workshop, we’re going to be picking up some weird and wonderful ancient objects, and learning how to look at them with new eyes...and ears, hands, even your nose, to find the answers out!

SATURDAY ONLY

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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Orsom the Octopus for 3-5 year olds

Wild Planet Explorers

Suitable for 3 - 5 years
Workshop

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Library)

Come and find out how truly amazing octopuses are! Learn amazing facts to wow your friends, family and teachers! This workshops uses music, song, interactive props and physical activities to bring the octopus to life. No live animals, just lots of bubbles, crowns and sticky slugs!

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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Explore Science!

Dunbar Science Club

Suitable for all ages (3+)
Drop-In Session

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+
Drop-In Session

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+
Drop-In Session

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+
Drop-In Session

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+
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+
Drop-In Session

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+
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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+)
Drop-In Session

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
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Destination Space

Dynamic Earth

Suitable for 5 years+
Storytelling

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Celebrating Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS), join us as we uncover some of the exciting and dangerous challenges he faces living in Space.
Our exciting, highly participatory storytelling sessions take place on Sunday 6th March 2016.
Storytelling lasts 45 minutes.

SUNDAY ONLY

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Storytelling Date & Time

Duration

06-MAR-2016, 10:30 45 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:30 45 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 45 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:30 45 minutes
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Amazing Animal Adventures

Daniel Allison

Suitable for 4 years+
Storytelling

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Embark on a journey to the animal kingdom with storyteller-musician Daniel Allison. Learn about wildlife from every corner of the world through the magic of stories, and bark and growl and roar while you're at it.

SUNDAY ONLY

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Storytelling Date & Time

Duration

06-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 11:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:30 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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Stories with Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook

Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook

Suitable for all ages (3+)
Storytelling

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Come and hear some fun packed stories about fabulous food stuffs. Tales of invention, discovery and genius in the kitchen with props and joining in too.

SUNDAY ONLY

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Storytelling Date & Time

Duration

06-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
06-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
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Stars to the Moon

Fringes of Science - Jennifer Rodger-Casebow

Suitable for all ages (3+)
Storytelling

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Suitable for 3-6 year olds. The Little Star Girl has always dreamed of going up into space. It wont be easy but if she makes it she might meet some very special new friends. Join her on an adventure to the stars!

SATURDAY ONLY

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Storytelling Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 11:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 13:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:00 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:00 30 minutes
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Fly By Stories!

Storyteller Claire Druett

Suitable for all ages (3+)
Storytelling

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Parachute in and join Storyteller Claire Druett for tales of birds, wings and flight. These fun, relaxed and spontaneous sessions will enable you to learn new stories and also invent some of your own to fly away with!
SATURDAY ONLY

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Storytelling Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 11:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 12:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 14:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 15:30 30 minutes
05-MAR-2016, 16:30 30 minutes
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Dr Who Photo Booth

The Photo Bubble Booth

Suitable for 4 years+
Other event at Dunbar SciFest

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Foyer)

We are an utterly ridiculous, completely daft & ultimately loads of fun, vintage photo booth. Set up in old wooden bellowed camera, 1930s radio & borrowing from Doctor Who, we create unforgettable experiences with the added bonus you also get a photograph of the memory!

Other event at Dunbar SciFest Date & Time

Duration

05-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
06-MAR-2016, 10:00 All Day
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Sunny Sundae Vintage Ice cream

Sunny Sundae

Suitable for all ages (3+)
Other event at Dunbar SciFest

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Assembly Hall)

Ice cream and Science. Available in the main hall.

Other event at Dunbar SciFest Date & Time

Duration

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