• Glowing in the Dark (Special Screening)

    Where there is colour, there is light! From red roses to green leaves to a glowing firefly, the wonderful colours we see in our beautiful world are all the result of the energy conversion involving unbelievably tiny particles – electrons. This show looks at the science of colour and light through a series of stimulating laboratory demonstrations. Come and explore the secrets behind our colourful world!

    After the show, play the mini-game we've prepared for you to experience a chemistry laboratory in 360° virtual tour. Collect all the tools & equipment needed for Dr Au-Yeung to conduct the science experiment!

    Facilitator
    Dr Ho Yu Au-Yeung, Ana Yau
    Location
    Online broadcast
    Suitable For
    Parents with kids aged 6 or above
    Language
    Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles
    Date & Time
    27.03 Sat 15.00 - 15.20    
    28.03 Sun 14.00 - 14.20
    360° VIRTUAL LAB MINI-GAME

    Dr Au Yeung needs to re-run his experiment "Rainbow Flames". In this experiment, he will burn different chemicals to produce flames of the rainbow colours. He needs your help to collect the equipment and ingredients needed. Enter the 360° virtual lab now and collect them in your toolbox.

    Remarks
    • The show lasts for about 20mins.
    • 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.
  • We’ve Got the Power!

    Humans have been setting things on fire for millennia – for warmth, light, power, and most recently, electricity. Join the Royal Institution of Great Britain to find out why we need to stop, how we know the impact of burning fossil fuels, and what we must investigate to meet our energy needs in the future. In this exciting show, packed with demonstrations, explore the chemistry of burning fossil fuels, especially the production of carbon dioxide (CO2); how our understanding of the effects of CO2 on the climate has grown; and the physics and chemistry of storing electricity in longer-lasting, smaller, more powerful batteries.

    Facilitator
    The Royal Institution
    Location
    Online broadcast
    Suitable For
    Parents with kids aged 6 or above
    Language
    English with Chinese & English subtitles
    Date & Time
    27.03 Sat 14.15 - 14.45    
    28.03 Sun 14.45 - 15.15
    05.04 Mon 16.15 - 16.45
    10.04 Sat 14.15 - 14.45
    11.04 Sun 14.15 - 14.45
    RESOURCE PACK
    Worksheet (Question)
    An answer sheet will be available to download after watching the video
    Remarks
    • The show lasts for about 30mins.
    • 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.
  • 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.

    Facilitator
    Rhys Thomas
    Location
    Online broadcast
    Suitable For
    Parents with kids aged 4 or above
    Language
    English with Chinese & English subtitles
    Date & Time
    05.04 Mon 14.15 - 15.15    
    10.04 Sat 11.00 - 12.00
    11.04 Sun 11.00 - 12.00
    RESOURCE PACK
    A resource pack will be available for the audience to download after watching the video. The resource pack will include a step-by-step instruction of some of the demonstrations in the video.
    Remarks
    • Science Circus lasts for about 30mins.
    • Juggling Numbers and Stunteddy Tries Science each 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.