• Ink Rainbows

    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
    Parents with kids aged 4 or above
    Language
    English with Chinese & English subtitles
    Date & Time
    27.03 Sat 15.30 - 15.45 17.45 - 18.00  
    28.03 Sun 16.30 - 16.45    
    05.04 Mon 15.15 - 15.30    
    10.04 Sat 15.30 - 15.45    
    11.04 Sun 15.30 - 15.45    
    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.
    • Audiences are required to register through Croucher Science Week Go Virtual website to access the video.
    • Registration will be available on 4 March 2021 at 12noon.
    • Audiences are highly recommended to prepare the required materials listed above in order to acquire the best participation experience.
  • 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!

    Facilitator
    The Royal Institution
    Location
    Online broadcast
    Suitable For
    Parents with kids aged 4 or above
    Language
    English with Chinese & English subtitles
    Date & Time
    27.03 Sat 16.15 - 16.30    
    28.03 Sun 15.15 - 15.30 17.45 - 18.00
    05.04 Mon 17.15 - 17.30
    10.04 Sat 12.15 - 12.30
    11.04 Sun 12.15 - 12.30
    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.
    • Audiences are required to register through Croucher Science Week Go Virtual website to access the video.
    • Registration will be available on 4 March 2021 at 12noon.
    • Audiences are highly recommended to prepare the required materials listed above in order to acquire the best participation experience.
  • Amazing Science Magic

    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
    Parents with kids aged 4 or above
    Language
    English with Chinese & English subtitles
    Date & Time
    27.03 Sat 14.00 - 14.15 17.15 - 17.30  
    28.03 Sun 15.30 - 15.45
    05.04 Mon 14.00 - 14.15
    10.04 Sat 14.00 - 14.15
    11.04 Sun 14.00 - 14.15
    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

    Resource Pack

    A resource pack will include a step-by-step instruction on some of the demonstrations in the video, and it will be available for the audience to download after watching the video.

    Remarks
    • The video lasts for about 15mins.
    • Audiences are required to register through Croucher Science Week Go Virtual website to access the video.
    • Registration will be available on 4 March 2021 at 12noon.
    • Audiences are highly recommended to prepare the required materials listed above in order to acquire the best participation experience.