STEM @altoncollege: Science Talks
Christmas Lecture Talks
The Physics of Tea: Making the Cuppa Cool!
Dr. Nic Harrigan
Friday 4 December 2015, 7 - 8pm
These days some people view tea as bland and boring, ditching it in favour of its arch nemesis - the ultra-fashionable coffee. In this talk I help tea fight back by showing that there is more to tea than meets the eye. Your average cuppa holds the secrets to fluid dynamics, interference and even an explanation of geese flying formations. Using demonstrations and carefully crafted explanations I will show how the simple process of making a nice cup of tea hides deep, astounding and beautiful scientific principles.'
Tickets available here
The Ugly Animal Roadshow
TV's Simon Watt
Thursday 10 December 2015, 7 - 8pm
Explore the biology of the world's most endangered, deadly and often ugly animals using film, demos and tons of audience participation! The Ugly Animal Preservation Society is dedicated to raising the profile of the world's most aesthetically challenged endangered species. Join biologist and TV presenter Simon Watt for a performance that celebrates and explores the incredible biology of the animal kingdom's most monstrous.
TIckets available here
Both talks are suitable for age 7 and over (KS2).
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