Explosive FoodSee food in a new light with the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In this exciting demonstration-filled show, journey from food to faeces as scientists show you the incredible, and sometimes disgusting, science behind what we eat. Discover how burning food shows the amount of energy it contains, the biology that powers our amazing digestive system and how to choose food that gives you the energy and nutrition you need to stay healthy. This lively session will quench your thirst for knowledge and feed your hunger for science facts, all with a sprinkling of fire and fun.
Science Circus Series
The 30-minute Science Circus teaches Newtonian physics using a unique blend of science, comedy and circus. You will learn surprising things about gravity through bowling ball juggling, gyroscopic stability through glass bowl spinning, centripetal force with cowboy lariats, centre of balance with a tall unicycle and inertia with the classic tablecloth pull. That’s what the Science Circus is all about!
And if you stay around after the show, you can catch two short clips that Rhys has prepared about the maths of juggling and the physics of fun! You will learn how to do juggling tricks and you may also become a circus juggler!
After 4,000 years of juggling history there’s recently been a surge of new tricks. Why? “Siteswap”, a simple mathematical model of juggling using numbers to notate juggling patterns, is cleverly revealing new challenges. Science Circus shares the basics of siteswap and how it’s used by jugglers around the world.
Stunteddy Tries Science
A “beardevil” toy tries to get its head around a variety of Science Circus problems using maths, systems analysis, experimentation and … wait for it … fuzzy logic. Comedy, curiosity and scientific reasoning help Stunteddy understand the Physics of Fun. Bearamedics will be standing by.
The Future of FoodIn 2050, there’ll be close to 10 billion people crowding our planet. With less space to grow food, less water to grow it with, and more concerns about its footprint, what will we all be eating? Join YouTuber and BBC presenter Greg Foot to discover the cutting-edge science and tech tackling these problems head on. Meet industry and thought leaders planning the menu of 2050: drought-tolerant rice, longer-lasting bananas, and lab-grown burgers.