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Slice of Science Family Day

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Free family event on all things science and cake!

Warwick’s female researchers and students will be hosting a range of activities, demonstrations, and talks to help showcase their interesting research in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects here at Warwick.

We want to inspire a new wave of girls and women to engage with STEM through an inter-generational learning approach - encouraging both adults and children to engage with some fascinating, fun and impactful projects happening on their doorstep- with afternoon tea!

This amazing event is free to attend, please register for catering purposes, or feel free to drop in on the day.

Try our range of drop-in workshops and interactive tabletop activities at any time:

Protein Excavation! - Find out what a protein biochemist does by digging out your own molecules from a mock ‘cell’ (ie. Sand) and all sorts of other fun experiments.

Inside the Brain - Explore models and pictures of brain scans from humans and other animals that show how the brain develops and evolves over time depending on how it’s used.

Play, Code, Share - Get ready to Play, Code and Share. In this session we'll be using Makey Makeys and Processing to code all sorts of interactive art.

Moral Dilemmas: What would you do? - We’ll show you some of the fun games we play in our research and what this tells about how young children learn what is the right thing to do.

ChemSoc’s Household Chemistry - Meet a team of students from our Chemistry Society who can show you experiments to try using household items.

Creative Chemistry - Drop by and explore the creative and colourful side of chemistry through slime-making and marbling.

How to be a brain and behaviour scientist! The Warwick Research with Kids Group is a Warwick University team of scientists who study children's language, communication, and social behaviours. Come and meet our scientists to find out about how we study children’s development! We’ll show you some of the fun games we play in our research and what this tells about how young children learn to communicate and cooperate with others. You can try them yourself or test your family and friends! If you’d like to take part in our research, our scientists will help you sign up for future invites.

Or pop into one of our timed talks or workshops

Entry is first come first served, but workshops are all repeated several times throughout the day

Title More info Location Time
Talk: How to Freeze a human

Through exciting and interactive demonstrations, Kat will show you how research at the university Warwick is finding better ways to freeze humans (or at least parts of them)! You’ll learn what cryogens are, why we need them and how they work. Expect lots of freezing, foaming, fizzing and fun!

OC0.03 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Talk: Madam Statistician and the Normal Distribution Numbers can make wonderful shapes – shapes that can help doctors know when to act. This talk will explain one special shape, the Normal Distribution, with a little bit of history, a little experiment and a little bit of poetry… Whatever you think about Maths, Madam Statistician would love to see you there (and perhaps you’ll win a golden star). OC0.03 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Talk: Space Superstorms In 1859, Carrington observed a solar flare- a massive solar eruption aimed at earth. It coincided with worldwide auroral displays and severe disruption to the global telegraph system, a space-weather super-storm. Will we see another Carrington-class super-storm? What impact would it have today, on our space age, information age society? OC0.03 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Workshop: Natural Products Did you know lots of the medicines we use are found in nature? For example, the active ingredient of Aspirin is found in the bark of Willow trees. Come and find out about the research we do with the “biochemistry” of living things, which helps us to make new medicines from nature. We’ll also talk about how we can alter the DNA of bacteria so they can make drugs for us in a sustainable way. OC1.09 20-30 minute workshop starting at: 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm.
Workshop: How do fire extinguishers work?   OC1.01 20-30 minute talks starting at: 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm.
Workshop: Machine Learning   OC1.07 10-20 minute workshop starting at: 1:15pm, 1:45pm, 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:15pm.
Workshop: How to make a baby in a lab Learn how a baby grows from cells and how parents sometimes need help from scientists to make the cells come together in a treatment known as IVF. (This topic will be discussed in general terms but parental discretion is advised) OC1.02 10-20 minute workshop starting at: 1:15pm, 1:45pm, 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:15pm.

Sunday 8th March

1-4 pm

The Oculus (Main Campus)

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