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Science Fair Success!

On Thursday 19th October, groups from across Nottingham that we've been working with on our RCUK funded project came together for the Nottingham Science Fair. Representatives from Hempshill Hall primary, Lab_13 Rosehill and Lab_13 Nethergate took over Loxley House to share the experiments and investigations they've been undertaking. The Lab_13s had been working with their Scientist in Residence Betti Copperwood, exploring lava lamps, the varying weights of different gases and reactions which produce carbon dioxide. Hempshill Hall had been working with researchers from the University of Nottingham to learn about slime as an introduction to viscosity and 'non-Newtonian fluids', as well as disc

Fabulous Fun Palaces Weekend!

After the success of the activities we ran last year up at Nottingham Castle, last weekend Ignite! helped organise TWO Fun Palaces! On the Saturday we worked with the Nottingham City Libraries Service to create a Fun Palace at the Dales Centre in Sneinton. We took down lots of science busking kit to show families how they can do science at home with everyday objects and brought along some microscopes from the Royal Microscopical Society to encourage people to take a fresh look at the world around them. We were joined by staff from the SEND project, who brought along some absolutely brilliant activities! Firstly a space grafitti workshop, using shapes and spray cans to create an intergalactic

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