• Ink Rainbows (Special Screening)

    Discover the colourful chemistry that ensures the ink in your felt tip pens behaves just the way you want it, with this engaging home science chromatography exploration. Let the scientists from the Royal Institution of Great Britain guide you through the step-by-step process, while explaining the science along the way. Find out how we can separate different coloured inks even after they have been mixed together, and why inks that look the same on a piece of paper might actually work very differently.

    Facilitator
    The Royal Institution
    Location
    Online broadcast
    Suitable For
    All ages
    Language
    English with Chinese & English subtitles
    Date & Time
    12.04 - 30.04 Mon - Fri
    Materials to prepare

     •  Filter paper or paper towel
     •  Scissors
     •  A pencil
     •  Coloured markers – water based, not sharpies!
     •  A ruler
     •  Water
     •  A clear glass or plastic cup

    Remarks
    • The video lasts for about 15mins.
    • Schools are required to register through Croucher Science Week school-event registration site.
    • Registered schools will receive a link to access the video which will be available for unlimited playing in the period of time listed above.
    • Registered schools can download a resource pack from the resource hub of the school event website.
    • School registration starts on 25 February 2021 at 12noon.
  • Static Ghosts (Special Screening)

    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!

    Facilitator
    The Royal Institution
    Location
    Online broadcast
    Suitable For
    Primary school students
    Language
    English with Chinese & English subtitles
    Date & Time
    12.04 - 30.04 Mon - Fri
    Materials to prepare

     •  Coloured crepe paper
     •  A piece of card (approximately A6 size)
     •  Scissors
     •  Glue
     •  Colouring pens or pencils
     •  Balloons

    Remarks
    • The video lasts for about 15mins.
    • Schools are required to register through Croucher Science Week school-event registration site.
    • Registered schools will receive a link to access the video which will be available for unlimited playing in the period of time listed above.
    • Registered schools can download a resource pack from the resource hub of the school event website.
    • School registration starts on 25 February 2021 at 12noon.
  • Amazing Science Magic (Special Screening)

    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!

    Facilitator
    Steve Spangler
    Location
    Online broadcast
    Suitable For
    All ages
    Language
    English with Chinese & English subtitles
    Date & Time
    12.04 - 30.04 Mon - Fri
    Materials to Prepare

    • Two coloured glass bottles (Parents should accompany children while attempting the experiment)
    • A couple pieces of ropes
    • A piece of aluminium foil
    • Jug of water
    • A clear, 1L plastic bottle with cap
    • Condiment packets from a fast food restaurant

    Remarks
    • The video lasts for about 25mins.
    • Schools are required to register through Croucher Science Week school-event registration site.
    • Registered schools will receive a link to access the video which will be available for unlimited playing in the period of time listed above.
    • Registered schools can download a resource pack from the resource hub of the school event website.
    • School registration starts on 25 February 2021 at 12noon.