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Working in teams, students will design and then construct a shelter large enough for the whole team to get into at the same time, using one simple resource: newspaper. The students will use a hand operated STIXX machine to turn six sheets of newspaper into a solid structural rod, then join the rods together with re-usable cable ties to build their structures.

Dan Plane is a Science in Schools presenter for the Royal Institution. Dan’s worked in education for nearly 20 years, and he’s been a science communicator for the last eight years with an ever growing interest in all areas of science. Dan especially enjoys bringing fun and excitement to the demonstrations he has been creating and performing in science centres and schools across the UK. Dan is all about getting everyone, kids and adults alike, to explore the past, present and future of science, and is proud to be a part of the rich history of science communication here at the Ri.