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  • Static Ghosts

    Learn how some spooky pictures can be moved with the help of static electricity. Scientists from the Royal Institution of Great Britain will show you how to conduct your own experiment and explore for yourself the wonderful science of static electricity, which makes things move without touching them and behave in ways they’re not supposed to!
  • Flying Cups and Falling Eggs

    Imagine learning how to make cups filled with water fly through the air without spilling a drop, or being able to whip off the tablecloth without making a mess on the floor. Steve Spangler shares some of his favourite, eye-catching science experiments and STEM challenges as you uncover the forces that control the way things move.

    You’ll uncover clever ways to make use of inertia and centripetal force to make objects look like they defy gravity as you gain a better understanding of Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion. You won’t believe your eyes when you try these experiments using supplies that are easy to find at home.

  • Science Circus Series

    Science Circus
    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!

    Juggling Numbers
    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.

  • Science Circus Series

    Science Circus
    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!

    Juggling Numbers
    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.

  • CPD Teacher Training

    Join the Royal Institution of Great Britain for CPD sessions with a focus on using practical demonstrations and experiments as part of everyday science teaching. The aim is to equip teachers with the skills and confidence to stimulate curiosity and encourage inquiry-led learning. The sessions focus on bringing science to life in the classroom and include the investigation of ideas, interactive demonstrations and presentation tips.
  • Fizz, Pop, Wow!

    You know something great is going to happen when Steve Spangler has to cover his kitchen science lab in plastic! In this show, we will experiment with chemical reactions to create carbon dioxide gas to make things fizz, pop and explode and learn the secret to create the famous explosive Elephant’s Toothpaste reaction. You will not believe what is hiding in a can of soda or your breakfast cereal, and how your knowledge of density and a little creativity will make a bowling ball float in water, but your critical thinking skills will lead you to an incredible discovery. Get ready to explore some amazing science you can do yourself… and some things you will want to try at a friend’s home!

  • Ghost Bubbles

    Explore the strange and slightly spooky behaviour of carbon dioxide gas in this simple experiment you can do at home. You will learn how to use chemistry to create amazing levitating bubbles to wow your friends and family, and of course we will tell you the science behind this amazing illusion.

  • All About Air

    Amaze your friends with this collection of cool science experiments powered by the air you breathe. Let's create a life-size tornado at home or classroom after learning how to capture a swirling vortex in a bottle! We will also learn how weather systems develop and how air in the atmosphere moves through convection currents, uncover the secret to inflating an 8-inch bag using a single breath of air, and try to launch a piece of potato using compressed air. Fire up your engineering brain to turn an ordinary leaf blower into a machine that makes toilet paper fly. This is an action-packed programme that’s guaranteed to get your creative ideas flowing.