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Foraged Art workshop

The Sky at Night

Dan Pye, Astronomer at Kielder Observatory, gives a live introduction to the stars. Discussing what they are and the mysteries surrounding them. He will look at the constellations, why we use them, what they are useful for, and how you can learn about the night sky from your home.

Weather Workshop

Join Kevin Wadsworth. Did you know we can predict the future? Want to know how? Using technology weather forecasters (or meteorologists) can predict what the weather is going to be like days, or even weeks from now. Find out how we measure rainfall and have a go at making your very own rain gauge. 

Make your own Rocket Launcher

Join STEM Ambassador Dionne Kennedy as she explores the power of flight and shows you how to make your very own paper rocket launcher from household items. WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

Weather Workshop

Join Kevin Wadsworth. Did you know we can predict the future? Want to know how? Using technology weather forecasters (or meteorologists) can predict what the weather is going to be like days, or even weeks from now. Find out how we measure rainfall and have a go at making your very own rain gauge.

Life’s a Circus

Join Jo, Jake and Keira Edwards. Roll up, roll up for all the fun of the fair! Make your own juggling balls and Poi from materials found around your home. Once they’re made, we’ll then teach you how to use them. You’ll become a circus performer in no time!! Age range – All (younger children will require adult help)

Live inside the Hive

Join Northumberland Honey Company to find all about the wonderful world of bees and how essential they are to us. Find out what a bee keeper does and look into a real bee hive without the risk of being stung! Find out about the role of bees in pollination, why bees are so important and what you can do to protect them.

Busy Bees….

Join in with Rinke to find all about the wonderful world of bees and how essential they are to us. Find out about the role of bees in pollination, why bees are so important and what you can do to protect them.

Can you believe everything you see in films? A spotlight on fossils and what they REALLY tell us about Dinosaurs

After watching your favourite dinosaur movie and it’s account of dinosaurs and their habits, Mike Leddra will dispel some of the myths surrounding these fascinating creatures as depicted in the movies using real pictures of fossils and the truth they tell us about Dinosaurs. Using pictures of real life dinosaur fossils and footprints Mike will demonstrate what fossils actually tell us and how to look and find your own dinosaur footprints. Age range – All ages.

Join the Circus

Join Marty & Jo Edwards as they Roll up, Roll up for the Greatest Show on Earth! Sit back and relax while you watch a stunning evening variety performance from our very own scouting circus family. Be prepared for some amazing tricks and danger. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Age range – All ages

Special Effects make-up

In this short activity Elle Richardson will show you some easy techniques to create some special effects make up at home. These include battle/combat makeup (bruising, cuts and scars) reptile/fish scales and a wild cat face used in shows such as ‘Cats’ and ‘The Lion King’. Age range – All ages (younger children may require adult help)

Equipment list for participants to source in advance of the session:  

For battle wound effects: 
Brown and black eyeshadows or a neutral eyeshadow palette 
Blue and Red facepaint 
Make up applicators or small paintbrushes
Black pencil eyeliner
Red lipliner and/or lipstick
Ketchup or red lipgloss 
Toothpaste
Foundation (a cheap one will do) 
Talcum Powder  

For wildcat face:
White, yellow and orange facepaint
Bronzer
Brown eyeshadow
Black eyeshadow
Black pencil eyeliner
Makeup sponges (or you can cut a washing up sponge/bath sponge into little wedges if you have them)
Makeup brush 

For scales:
Blue, yellow and green face paint (or any colours you’d like you scales to be)
Makeup brush
Makeup sponges

Some netting (fishnet tights, fruit bag that oranges come in, Babybel netting) Alternatively you can make a stencil out of paper which is shown on the video  

Violent Volcanoes

Georgia Peeler studies volcanoes, which you often have to travel large distances to study. However you can create your very own volcano at home using a tube of mint Mentos and a large bottle of Diet Coke. Age range – Beavers and Cubs (Younger children may require adult help) When a volcano erupts it is because of the pressure caused by rising magma builds up. This is also seen when Mentos reacts with the Coca Cola and converts the aqueous (dissolved) CO2 to gaseous CO2, and the air bubbles inside the bottle build up and spurt out the top of the bottle – like an eruption! In the experiment, Georgia will pour Mentos into a big bottle of Diet Coke and watch as the drink ‘erupts’ out.

Equipment list for participants to source in advance of the session: 

1X 2L bottle of diet coke

5X mentos each 

Chocolate and Microwaves

Microwave ovens heat our food by emitting radiation in the form of microwaves! We can use chocolate to see how these microwaves interact with each other. Do your own investigation at home using chocolate buttons and a microwave. Make sure you have an adult with you to prevent any accidents.

Equipment list for participants to source in advance of the session: 

Microwaveable tray/board that will fit in your microwave 

Chocolate Buttons (enough to cover the tray 1 layer thick)

Pen and Paper

Ruler 

Rainbows and Bees

Join Ann Woollett from Thermofisher to make your own Bee Buzzer and create your own rainbow using food colouring and household items. Age range – All ages (younger children may require adult help)

Walking water

7 plastic cups

Red, yellow, blue food colouring

Teaspoon or stirring stick

Jug of tap water

Flutter Buzzer

A5 card Scissors, string, pencil, lollipop stick , rubber band flat beige ones

 plasticine or blue tac, ruler , either double sided sticky tape or glue dots.

3:00pm – Heart Dissection….

Join Caroline from Little Rescuers who will be talking us through the workings of the human heart before performing a full dissection on a sheep’s heart. This session is a great way to learn about and explore one of the most important organs in our body. But a word of warning… things will get a bit gory, so it is not for the faint hearted.

CPR Session

Want to learn a lifesaving skill? Caroline form Little Rescuers will be demonstrating how to effectively perform CPR to help someone who is unconscious and not breathing. We will be using songs and high five hands to help us learn how to help. Grab yourself a loo roll and a jumper, and join Caroline in this practical session, so you can become a Little Rescuer too.

Equipment list for participants to source in advance of the session:  

A toilet roll and jumper. 
Or circular cardboard discs cut out and stuck together, and a jumper.  

Geology…. Rocks!

Learn all about volcanoes in this explosive session with STEM Ambassador and Geologist, Paul McMann. Find out why and how volcanoes erupt and the devastating impact they have on the surrounding environment. Create your very own volcanic eruption using ingredients found in your kitchen cupboards. Age range – Cubs and older (younger children may require adult help)

Equipment list for participants to source in advance of the session:

Make your own volcano is not essential for this activity as we will erupt one during the session however I have attached an activity sheet which shows how to safely make your own. 

For Lava flow activity 
Cutting board / baking sheet
3 Liquids of different viscosities (Water, Oil, washing up liquid, honey, chocolate sauce etc)
Support for cutting board e.g wooden block or similar
Paper
Masking tape
Catch tray to catch liquids
Stop watch
Pen and paper 

10:00am – It’s fun, It’s Interesting, It’s Chemistry

Join in with Stephanie Sdepanian from the Royal Society of Chemistry to find out what seemingly unconnected things can teach you about science. You might be surprised with what you can learn from everyday objects around the house, and a little imagination. Get an adult to help you and follow along with our activities. Age range – Cubs

Equipment list for participants to source in advance of the session:  

1) Hair gel collapse: hair gel, salt, sugar, plate or tray, teaspoon
2) Lava lamps: vegetable oil, food colouring, fizzing/effervescent tablets, clear cup, water
3) Homemade fire extinguisher: vinegar, baking powder, water, tea light, measuring cup (or another container with a spout), teaspoon, tablespoon
4) Gravity defying ping pong ball: ping pong ball, milk bottle (or other firm bottle), water
5) Art comes to life: whiteboard marker (non-permanent marker), water, plate, spoon
6) Water magnifying glass: newspaper (or other printed text), clear plastic ruler, water, teaspoon

10:00am – Live from Alnwick Gardens

The Alnwick Garden plays host to the small but deadly Poison Garden —filled exclusively with around 100 toxic, intoxicating, and narcotic plants. The boundaries of the Poison Garden are kept behind black iron gates, currently locked due to COVID-19. Visitors are strictly prohibited from smelling, touching, or tasting any plants, although some people still occasionally faint from inhaling toxic fumes while walking in the garden. Join Head Gardener Trevor Jones as he talks us through some of the plants and their deadly uses.

11:30am – Imagining the Sun

Take a voyage with NUSTEM to the sun and back followed by creating your own star’s unique footprint using multi coloured household objects. There is also a chance for you to ask any burning (!) questions you might have about the sun. This activity covers part of the Beaver Space badge and Cub Astronomer badge. Age range – Beavers and Cubs.

Equipment list for participants to source in advance of the session: 

A large selection of materials in the colours of the rainbow, at least 8 of each colour eg, small toys, lego, pencils, scraps of paper, crayons, stones, beads, buttons, ribbons, wool, stationary, fabric, clothes, pipe cleaners, lolly sticks, pom poms or other collage materials

At least 4 black lines e.g. strips of black paper or card, shoe laces, black pencils or pens, ribbons 
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