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
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!