This show looks at the science inherent in an everyday substance, Water. By using demonstrations we look at some simple properties of matter; how heat moves within and between objects – turning solids into liquids into gasses, what water is made out of, and the physics of floating and sinking in both liquids and gasses. … Continue reading The Nature of Water
At the heart of a spark, at the source of all light and in the beam of the world’s most powerful microscopes lies the electron. Electrons are an integral part of all the atoms that make up the world around us, it is their mutual interaction that give matter it’s structure and their ability to … Continue reading Sparks, Arcs & Microscopes
Light is probably our most important means of interacting with the world around us. Understanding of both Light and Sight can provide a unique insight to our understanding of the world around us. In this show we ‘ take a look at light’. With demonstrations we show that light travels in straight lines, but … Continue reading Let’s Look at Light
What is the air around us made from and how can we understand the way it behaves? By looking at the Air around us we can see how science asks questions about everyday things and develops simple models for what the world is made out of. This is a demonstration based show that traces the scientific study of our … Continue reading The Nature of Air
Science is full of numbers – some very big, some very small. By playing games with numbers we can discover that they help us to make sense of many surprising results in the scientific investigation of our world. This is a mathematics show that is built around science – demonstrations that show how numbers help … Continue reading The Nature of Numbers
Electricity is present in everything in our Universe. It flows through things, sometimes with great difficulty, sometimes with ease. As it flows, electricity affects the world around it and we have used those effects to invent most of the machines of the 20th century. How do we alter the world around us to generate what … Continue reading Electricity: fixed, free & flowing
What is Chemistry today, how did it start and where is it going? The elements that make up the Universe have always been a central area of human inquiry and as their identities were discovered, the Periodic Table became one of the cornerstones of Chemistry. It’s development mirrors the evolution of Achemy into the science … Continue reading Chemistry is… Elementary!
What turns a sound into music or speech? How does the brain interpret a noise as a musical note or a word? Ever wondered what sound waves are or why wobbles makes radios work. What’s resonance anyway? The lecture begins with the ideas behind the transmission and transport of sound both in air and other media and … Continue reading The Art of Noise – Making Musical Machines