- 17 Feb 2021
- 03 Feb 2021
Dr Ho Yu Au-Yeung is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Hong Kong. Ho Yu received his BSc and PhD in Chemistry from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Cambridge respectively. His current research focuses on the design and synthesis of novel molecular systems with new properties. He would like to share his passion for chemistry, to show the beauty and excitement of science with students and the general public.
歐陽灝宇博士 Croucher Scholars 裘槎科學家 HKU 香港大學
Is it science or magic… or a little bit of both? Steve Spangler reveals the how-to science behind some eye-catching STEM puzzles you can use to amaze your friends.
Explore the science of density, simple machines and chemistry using materials that you’ll find at home. You will also uncover the skills of a magician as you learn how to create a story that engages your audience and draws them into your experience. Combine amazing science with engaging presentation skills and you get a collection of cool science magic that’s guaranteed to get you a standing ovation!
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.
See 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.
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.