Posts Tagged ‘Hands-on Physics’

Sights & Sounds of Physics in Dorset

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 12 Sep, 2011 | 0 Comments
Dorset Show 2011 - Volunteers

With another summer drawing to an end, the first weekend of September heralded the Dorset Show and for the third year running, the Institute of Physics and Thomas Hardye School Science Department collaborated to bring physics to the public.  Over 2 days in Dorchester the sun shone (intermittently), the rain stayed away and over 600 people […]

Science goes to the Circus

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 12 Apr, 2011 | 0 Comments
What will happen - Bristol Busking Changing Perspectives - 2011

During National Science & Engineering Week science and art merged at the Experience Changing Perspectives event as physics buskers filled the Circomedia Building in Portland Square, Bristol on 18th and 19th March 2011. Between aerial displays of human anatomy, 11 undergraduate and postgraduate volunteers from the University of Bristol School of Physics, Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials and […]

Physics gets creative at Bath Taps

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 25 Mar, 2011 | 0 Comments

With National Science & Engineering Week in full swing, the annual Bath Taps Into Science Fair once again attracted crowds of children and adults keen to have some science fun!  This year the Institute of Physics stand was a little different, with some new ‘Creative Physics’ activities making their debut.  Aided by some very enthusiastic […]

Super start to Science Week in South West

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 17 Mar, 2011 | 2 Comments
NSEW logo

National Science & Engineering Week 2011 kicked off in the South West with a ‘Family Science Day’ at the Norman Lockyer Observatory (NLO) in Sidmouth, Devon on Saturday 12th March.  Almost 450 children & adults came along and the Observatory was buzzing throughout the day!  With a theme of “Communication ~ Are there aliens out there?” there was something […]

Physics down in Dorset

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 15 Sep, 2010 | 0 Comments
Dorset Show 2010 - he's brave too...

The final hands-on physics event of the summer took your Regional Officer and a bunch of cheery IOP volunteers down to the 2010 Dorset County Show.  Once again we were invited to attend by the Thomas Hardye School (a Specialist Science College in Dorchester) and the fun stand attracted much attention from children and adults alike! A variety of experiments […]