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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 hand operated STIXX machine to turn six sheets of newspaper into a solid structural rod, then join the rods together with reusable cable ties to build their structures.

Dan Plane is a Science in Schools presenter for the Royal Institution and has worked in education for nearly 20 years. He’s been a science communicator for the last eight years and his interest in all areas of science is ever growing. 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 especially proud to be a part of the rich history of science communication here at the Ri.

Please note, this workshop is strictly for 7 – 9 year olds. There will be a short break during the workshop and a drink and a small snack will be provided. Students should bring their own snack if they have any allergies.