University spooky science event for school children

Posted by ap507 at Oct 24, 2014 11:28 AM |
Halloween scares galore at science event on 25 October
University spooky science event for school children

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Daring schoolchildren and their families will immerse themselves in the science of spookiness this weekend as the University hosts an evening of Halloween-themed educational activities.

The Halloween Physics Spooktacular, in association with the Institute of Physics, on 25 October is dedicated to showcasing how science, and in particular physics, can be fun - with a spooky twist!

Highlights will include the Pumpkin Patch, where favourite seasonal vegetables will ooze, froth, glow - and even 'carve themselves' - and The Dark Place, which will explore the ghostly aspects of light and sound.

There are over half a dozen rooms to explore and experience, all with things to see, to do, and even to eat, while the University’s scientists teach and terrify visitors in equal measure.

The event at the Department of Physics and Astronomy will take place on Saturday 25 October between 4:30 - 7:30pm.