Explosive lessons set to bring science to life at festival
PUBLISHED: 11:43 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:43 02 October 2018
Norwich Science Festival
Norwich Science Festival will start with a bang with its explosive learning programme.
The three-day activity packed programme runs from Monday, October 15 until Wednesday, October 17 and is aimed at schools, home educators and youth groups looking inspire young people with science.
The headline event is one of the most show-stopping spectacles the festival has ever put on, featuring TV presenter and internationally recognised pyrotechnician, Matthew Tosh.
Mr Tosh will guide the audience through his show ‘Fireworks – Real Science or Just Bangs?’, providing plenty of spectacular explosive action alongside the science and engineering behind some of the worlds most impressive firework displays.
He said: “If you think this is a chemistry show, then think again! There are physics, biology and psychology aspects too, which all combine with the artistry. I’ll be using specialist indoor pyrotechnics and yes, people enjoy the bangs, but it is the unexpected power of the pyrotechnic whistle that often gets audiences talking.”
As part of the Science Festival Learning Programme students will also have the opportunity to create clouds, draw with light and get their creative juices flowing by combining rap music with science through an array of workshops and performances.
Unmissable events from the Science Festival Learning Programme:
“Fireworks – Real Science or Just Bangs?”
Internationally-recognised pyrotechnician Matthew Tosh introduces you to his magical and explosive world of pyrotechnic science. OPEN Norwich - £7.50 per pupil; £5 per pupil for 15 or more tickets
“Picture This! Drawing with Light”
Experience Ripstop Theatre’s new show exploring the art of light. After the show, explore and investigate light, dark and the properties of materials. Then focus and apply your knowledge, creating your own ‘shadow scape’ gallery.
Rapping science presenter Jon Chase shows how science is used to achieve flight such as in airships, gliders, planes, helicopters, jets and rockets. £450 full day, £250 half day, plus travel within Norfolk
“Journey of Sound”
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form – explore a journey into sound with Laboratory Media Education, through a mixture of workshops, mini-lectures and sonic information. £300 per booking, maximum 35 students.