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FitLab Exhibit Workshops

Glasgow Science Centre

Suitable for 4 years+

EDF Education Programme workshops

FitLab Exhibits Workshop
This pulse-raising interdisciplinary experience will allow the exploration of endurance, strength, agility, speed and coordination through a range of zoned exhibits.
45 minute sessions up to 5 sessions in a full school day. Maximum 33 pupils per session. Suitable for P1-P7

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Atoms to Molecules workshops

Science@Cwaben

Suitable for 8 years+

EDF Education Programme workshops

The workshop provides pupils with an introduction to atoms and molecules. It explains how all elements are made up of atoms and how these atoms link together to form molecules. It then allows pupils to use Molymod kits to build models of molecules under expert guidance.

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Video Game Design for Juniors

ComputerXplorers SEScotland

Suitable for 6 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 2)

Students as young as 5 years old can create their own games in this exciting workshop. Learn how to design and create your own video game as you help Code Monkey sort out his programs - he keeps making mistakes!
Ages 5 - 8 years

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:30 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:00 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 10:30 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:00 45 minutes
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Video Game Design using an Xbox Controller

ComputerXplorers SEScotland

Suitable for 8 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 2)

Use an Xbox controller to create your own video game. Students will use a graphical programming environment to design and build games. They will then create a range of terrains, worlds and characters, controlling the characters' movement, sound and vision.
Ages 8 - 13 years

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 11:15 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:45 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 11:15 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:45 45 minutes
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Bugs and Bones workshops based on the Ashworth Natural History Collection

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

Suitable for 5 - 12 years

EDF Education Programme workshops

(Venue Assembly Hall)

Workshop exploring the “Bugs and Bones” of the Ashworth Natural History Collection. Pupils will have the opportunity to handle a variety of different animal skull and limb bones; examine different parasites under a microscope; and learn about how infections are spread from person to person.

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Computer Science FX

Flummix

Suitable for 13 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 6)

Computer Science FX is a creative workshop that combines the art of magic with key principles of computer science to engage learners and develop skills in computational thinking. It actively promotes enquiry based learning that is enjoyable, challenging and insightful.

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:30 60 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 12:00 60 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:00 60 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 10:30 60 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 12:00 60 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:00 60 minutes
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Nature Games

SystemsGames

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Library)

Get outside and use your senses in this fun exploration of nature. Learn how a tree works by building one out of people. Hone your sensing skills with blindfold games. And get your hands muddy as we search for mini beasts and then mimic the creatures’ behaviours.

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:30 60 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 10:30 60 minutes
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Edge of Chaos Games

SystemsGames

Suitable for 8 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Library)

Journey through some of the most complex systems in the universe in this inspiring and fun workshop. Play with a vortex in a bottle, see footage of intelligent slime mould and take part in live systems games where you become part of an interdependent system at the edge of chaos!

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 12:30 60 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 15:30 60 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 12:30 60 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 15:30 60 minutes
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Organ Dissections

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

Suitable for 8 years+

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

07-MAR-2015, 10:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 11:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 11:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 12:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 12:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 15:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 15:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 16:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 10:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 11:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 11:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 12:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 12:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 15:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 15:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 16:00 30 minutes
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Cosmos Planetarium

Cosmos Planetarium

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Parents Room)

This is a state of the art, fully digital, 360° immersive multi-media theatre experience which is much more than just an amazing virtual tour of the night. Land on the moon with the Apollo astronauts, fly through the rings of Saturn, search for life in alien oceans plus travel to the outer regions of the solar system and beyond!

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 10:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 11:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 11:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 12:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 13:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 15:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 16:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 16:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 10:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 11:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 11:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 12:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 13:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 15:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 15:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 16:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 16:30 30 minutes
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Dino Dig

East Lothian Council Museums Service

Suitable for 4 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 4)

Join East Lothian Council Museums Service in helping us dig up a dinosaur and other fossils!
Workshop session: 45 minutes

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:30 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 11:30 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 12:30 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:00 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 15:00 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 16:00 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 10:30 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 11:30 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 12:30 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:00 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 15:00 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 16:00 45 minutes
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Gene Genius and Cell Investigator

Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre and Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Suitable for 8 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 3)

Become a gene genius and investigate your cells with researchers from the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre & Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine.

As a cell investigator you will learn about the workings of your cells, build a model and see your own cells down the microscope. As a gene genius you will discover if you are a ‘super taster’ and take on the chromosome challenge!

Suitable for children 8+, accompanying adults welcome, workshop lasts 40 minutes.

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:30 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 11:30 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 12:30 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:00 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 15:00 45 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 16:00 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 10:30 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 11:30 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 12:30 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:00 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 15:00 45 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 16:00 45 minutes
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CSI: Feet

Queen Margaret University

Suitable for 8 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Creche)

What can your feet tell the police?

Our Podiatry students will take your foot prints and you will follow the investigation.
20 people at a time.

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 11:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 11:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 12:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 12:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 15:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 15:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 16:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 11:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 11:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 12:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 12:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 15:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 15:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 16:00 30 minutes
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3D Printing with eDF Energy

eDF Energy

Suitable for 8 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Classroom 5)

See how 3D Scanners and 3D Printers are used to make working components of complex machinery and have a go yourself.

You will need to book a place to attend this event

Workshop Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 11:30 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 13:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 14:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 15:00 30 minutes
07-MAR-2015, 16:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 10:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 11:30 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 14:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 15:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 16:00 30 minutes
08-MAR-2015, 13:00 30 minutes