October 2015: Spooky Science Craft

October 2015: Spooky Science Craft

Our October workshop was all about printing your very own Spooky T-Shirt! The Science Club children used stencils and fabric ink to design their own spooktastic T-Shirt print! This workshop was run by the amazing Anna Davis (our fantastic local artist) from Inprint.

October 2015: Meet the Ancestors (Archaeology)

October 2015: Meet the Ancestors (Archaeology)

Dunbar and the surrounding area has some of the richest archaeological and historical remains in Scotland. Did you know that at East Barns the oldest house in Scotland was excavated? In this workshop the Science Club children looked at the ways archaeologists find out about people in the past from the objects they have left […]

June 2015: Science of the Seashore

June 2015: Science of the Seashore

June 2015: Antibiotic Resistance

June 2015: Antibiotic Resistance

A blog by Freya McLachlan P6. Today at science club we learned all about bacteria and what they do. It was amazing. We learned all about bacteria that we have in our body and not in our body. After that we got to play a great card game. It is just like the top trumps […]

May 2015: Power of Triangles (Engineering)

May 2015: Power of Triangles (Engineering)

Blog by Freya McLachlan P6. Today at science club we learned all about lattice girders (triangles that hold up certain bridges) and why they are the best design to hold up bridges so that they do not fall down. We built our own lattice girder bridge out of lollipop sticks, sticky tape and duck tape. You […]

May 2015: ComputerXplorers – Design a Games Controller with Makey Makey

May 2015: ComputerXplorers – Design a Games Controller with Makey Makey

Blog by Freya McLachlan Today at Science Club we made our own games controllers using coloured plasticine, tin foil, white card or a wooden board, and PVA glue. We connected crocodile clips (clips with gripping teeth) to a circuit board and connected it to the computer. The gripping crocodile clips that we attached to the circuit board […]

April 2015: Wind Power – how does it work?

April 2015: Wind Power – how does it work?

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January 2015: Science of Patients by Queen Margaret University (QMU)

January 2015: Science of Patients by Queen Margaret University (QMU)

This workshop runs at Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, between 10am and 1pm. Drop-off and Pickup at the Main Entrance to QMU. Join Dunbar Science Club in a fascinating visit to the Queen Margaret University labs, to learn about the science and practicalities involved in patient care. We’ll be learning about the human body and how […]

January 2015: Light and Lenses

January 2015: Light and Lenses

A very special thank you to Nick Hood for writing this wonderful blog. The following blog is also available on Nick Hood’s website. On Saturday 10th January, young scientists at the Dunbar Science Club learned about lenses and light. Physics graduates undertaking a PGDE (Professional Graduate Diploma in Education) at the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education […]

December 2014: Design Your Own Parasite

December 2014: Design Your Own Parasite

Design Your Own Parasite by Perfect Spiral (Gary Erskine and Mhairi Stewart) Photo diary.