Posts Tagged ‘Physics Fun’

A Big Bang in the South West

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 11 Jul, 2011 | 0 Comments
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The South West Big Bang Fair certainly lived up to its name, being loud, lively and exciting!  Over 1000 students from 60 different schools attended this celebration of science and engineering at Exeter University on June 21st 2011.  The event, organised by Devon EBP,  showcased the best STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) projects from across the […]

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 […]

Super start to Science Week in South West

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 17 Mar, 2011 | 2 Comments
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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 […]

Why are there so many bubbles in your pint?

By Lena | 22 Nov, 2010 | 0 Comments
Why are there so many bubbles in your pint?

‘Why are there so many bubbles in your pint?’ and ‘What’s the tallest straw you can drink out of?’ are two of the questions that London pub goers will encounter on their beer mats from today. The Institute of Physics initiative is running for the next four weeks in pubs throughout North and Central London […]

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 […]