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'What we did' on Friday 13 January 2012
Our main subject matter for the evening was 'Extremes'
During the evening the following demonstration and interactive experiements took place.

EXTREMES from  - 78.2 c (-108.7F)  to + approx 473 C (883F)

A DEMONSTRATION
with DRY ICE in its varying displays when in warm water, with added food colouring. Dry Ice sublimes at -78.2C

A DEMONSTRATION
of burning a small piece of Magnesium Ribbon which displays an itense white light. Magnesium Ribbons burns at approx 473C

INTERACTIVE - Air presure - Holding a glass tumbler upside down full of water supported only by  a piece of cardboard. Demonstrating the efefct of air pressure and surface tension.

INTERACTIVE - Exploring the magic of polymers with simple household materials.   Who would have thought that a combination of a plastic bag, some  water and a few pencils would produce such a simple dramatic experiment. We learnt how to poke a hole in a plastic bag filled with water and reseal it like magic. The secret has to do with a better understanding of the chemistry of polymers.
Quote from Steve Spangler.


INTERACTIVE - During the Science Club evening in December we touched on the science
of 'Codes' and 'Code Breaking'. During this club children learnt how to 'send and receive' a hidden code, each had a 'Cipher Wheel'. See more detail in December's report - Click here


A DEMONSTRATION - Touching the science of 3D. Each child was given a pair of 3D glasses to watch a specially made movie - oncluding visiting a castle, space, a garden,
flying over the Alps mountain range.


The January issue of 'making science cool' booklet was handed out
- click here to see pdf copy
  or if children absent the booklet was posted.

In all a fantastic evening for children and helpers

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