ScienceFun Fair

FACT has collaborated withlocal children from Pleasant Street Primary School to explore some of the scientific elements in the Worlds in the Making exhibition. Artist Laura Pullig and a group of Year 6 students looked at some of the popular DIY experiments often found at science fairs and on video- sharing sites such as YouTube.

About the experiments

Inside the space, you are invited to try out four different experiments inspired by the different ideas in the exhibition. Next to each experiment you will find information and drawings by the students, as well as short films (made and presented by the young people) which explain how they work.

The Seismometer

Seisomography is the study of motions in the ground, including the seismic waves generated by earthquakes and volcanoes. Have a go at measuring the seismic movement you create!

Visible Vibrations

Cymatics is the study of visible sound and vibration. Experiment with cornfl our, water, sand and other materials.

Quick Sand

In geology, liquefaction refers to the process by which soil is turned into a quick sand-like
substance. The intense shaking of earthquakes can cause soil liquefaction.

The DIY Volcano

A favourite at science fairs, this explosive experiment forms the centre-piece of the space.
Get messy!

The space has been delivered as part of FACT's Schools and Learning programme which focuses on inspiring and embedding creative technology and digital art in the National Curriculum.