Full STEAM – Science week fun!
Celebrate STEAM week with hands-on science workshops and activities, and discover what you can make and do in the Fab Lab.
Drop into the Swansea Centre for hands-on activities and discover the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. A perfect family day out there is something for everyone! Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Fab Lab Drop-in Watch learn and experience!
Discover the Lake Mac Fab Lab (Digital Fabrication Lab), our innovative technology hub. Get hands on experience with advanced manufacturing equipment including laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, green screen room and virtual reality headsets.
Activities on the day include:
– Experiment in our green screen room
– Check out the Fab Lab’s new DJI RoboMaster EP-Core
– Local Fab Lab makers will share their projects
– Virtual reality room
Science Workshops – Hands-on learning
In this hands-on activity children individually make a simple small toy (dragster) that they race and take home, as a group construct a large water wheel, see how a large wheelie moves with different loads, work out how a ball rolls up hill by itself, have tornado in a bottle race and see how a cartesian diver is made.
10.30 – 11.30am
Carbon Dioxide Fun
Carbon dioxide gets a bad press because it is involved in global warming, but it’s all around us. Plants need it to grow. We use it in food. Learn about what it is and what it does.
Children use chemical testing for carbon dioxide in their breath, make sultanas jump, make sherbert, watch carbon dioxide extinguish candles, make miniature volcanoes and film cans pop, and more!
12pm – 1pm