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April 2013: ComputerXplorers – Lego Robotics

April 2013: ComputerXplorers – Lego Robotics

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April 2013: Electronics – Lighting Up! Part 2

April 2013: Electronics – Lighting Up! Part 2

A special thanks to Bob Kibble for running yet another fantastic Dunbar Science Club and at such short notice! We are also grateful to Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland for the free lighting up circuits. Science Club: Electronics – Lighting Up! Part 2 was for those from Part 1 to come back and complete […]

March 2013: Dunbar SciFest 2013

March 2013: Dunbar SciFest 2013

Dunbar SciFest Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2013 Dunbar Science Club attended Dunbar SciFest 2013! Our drop-in session featured the Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools.   Children and adults from all over […]

February 2013: ComputerXplorers

February 2013: ComputerXplorers

Apologies avid readers for the delay in this blog post appearing. As you may know, we were very busy with Dunbar SciFest 2013! ComputerXplorers delivered amazing Science Club workshops on this February weekend. Three sessions back-to-back for two different age ranges! The theme of the workshops was ‘make your own computer game‘. 2DIY The first two […]

February 2013: Photography

February 2013: Photography

Science Club: Photography 2nd February 2013 We used light-sensitive cyanotype paper to create pictures by leaving them out in the sun with different objects laid upon them. Photography works by letting light (or other electromagnetic radiation) onto papers coated with various molecules (historically silver halides) which use the energy to convert the molecules into a […]

January 2013: Electronics – Lighting Up!

January 2013: Electronics – Lighting Up!

Special thanks to Bob Kibble for running yet another fantastic Dunbar Science Club! We are also grateful to Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland for the free lighting up circuits. We started off the Science Club sessions by handing out a little bag full of electronic components, like resistors (to restrict the flow of electric […]

November 2012: Geology

November 2012: Geology

First workshop of the year! It was good to see many familiar faces, and exciting to welcome the new intake of P1s in, I hope they enjoyed themselves. Many many thanks to Fiona McGibbon of the ESEU, and husband David, who hauled rock samples, information sheets and a microscope out to school for our budding […]

The perennial favourite, the Van de Graaff generator

June 2012: Science at the Grammar School

A trusty band of children gathered at Dunbar Grammar School for the final workshop of the year, led by teachers Anne-Marie Gibson and Janet McDougall-Welch. This session comprised demonstration experiments in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with a chance to use some of the laboratory equipment the children will have access to at senior school. There […]

January 2012: The Chemistry of Colour

January 2012: The Chemistry of Colour

Another exciting Saturday, this time donning lab coats and goggles to do some properly wet and messy, hands-on chemistry to get everyone interested. Tim Sangster kindly ran this workshop, with his two able assistants Gillian and Jon, and a few parent helpers. We started off by talking about the molecules that make up water (polar) […]

Our rocket is ready!

November 2011: Rockin’ Rockets on Guy Fawkes

The second of Dunbar Science Club’s Saturday morning workshop sessions went off with a bang! We were really lucky to have a visitor called Bob Kibble from Edinburgh University who knows all about rockets and gave us a fantastic morning’s fun. The children had a chance make some brilliant rockets out of paper, glue and […]