National Science Week "Science Showcase"

Annual event - taking place Thursday 20th March 2014

This is an annual "Science Showcase" public engagement event, organised by Thomas Hepburn Community School, Gateshead at the Metro Centre as part of our regional activities which contribute to National Science Week in March. Students and staff from a range of local schools exhibit and demonstrate science and its importance to everyday life to the general public.

Each year our Outreach team have great fun both demonstrating a selection of our own experiments (e.g. the acidity of aqueous CO2, cryogenic effects on the properties of common materials, DNA extraction from fruits, a Plasma Ball, Non-Newtonian liquids and Chemistry in Your Shopping Basket) and also visiting the stalls of the primary and secondary schools that bring their own brilliant and interactive exhibits.