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Space Rocket Roadshow

Amazing Materials

Many changes to our every day lives happen because of new and exciting materials such as graphene and kevlar. In this workshop, the children explore natural dyes, the amazing properties of carbon dioxide, the freezing point of Sodium Acetate, and super absorbent polymers - or fire extinguishers, heat packs and nappies to use their more familiar names. In addition, the children see how water turns to gel with just a few granules… and back again within seconds. They see some components of fireworks in action and how it's possible to walk on custard... No really!

It looks like magic - but it’s just the most amazing science in action.


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