Brighton Science Festival

Half-term Science Spectacular

Monday 15 February 2021

10am - 11am

Join Dr. Marty Jopson, the One Show science bloke from the telly, for a week full of spectacular live science delivered direct to your home. During each weekday of the February half-term Marty will show off a different selection of fascinating demonstrations from high voltage physics to viruses under a microscope. The shows are aimed at 8 to 14 year olds, but may appeal to younger or older participants.

The shows start at 10 am, run until 10.45 am followed by Q&A, finishing at 11am.

Monday 15th
Taming Electricity – From home-made batteries, the simplest electric motors to deadly one million volt sparks. This show explains them all.

Tuesday 16th
Stunt Science – A show with fireballs, karate, the Pendulum of DOOM and an eggy mess. Marty takes a risk and explains the maths that keeps him safe.

Wednesday 17th
Garden Monsters – Marvel at microscopic wonders from the garden. Take a really close up look at hideous beasts, some of them still very much alive.

Thursday 18th
Static Magic – With the power of the electron behold the floating orb, meet The Beast and un-pluck a chicken. A hair raising show with a painful explosion.

Friday 19th
Invisible World – The science of the smallest living things from cells, to bacteria and even what Corona virus looks like. And yes, there will be blood.

The shows are on Zoom, with a link sent out each morning. Each show will be subtitled. If you miss a show, you can catch up by watching back on YouTube. The recorded shows will be online until the 28th February.

Marty Jopson is a TV presenter and renowned live science performer find out more about him at Under 16s should participate with an adult in the room. Attendees camera, microphone and chat function are disabled. Inappropriate Q&A postings will be deleted and the poster will be warned. Repeat offenders will be removed from the Zoom show with no refund offered. Marty Jopson holds a DBS certificate.

Suitable for ages 8+


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