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Age range is 11 – 14.

Jonathan Hare is a physicist, science communicator and television presenter. He was one of the first people to make and extract C60 Buckminsterfullerene, the football shaped molecule, and was one of the presenters on the BBC Rough Science series.

These sessions require the participant to watch a video prior to the workshop and bring along questions and queries (on the contents or beyond) to put to Jonathan for investigation in the session.

Thursday 11 June
Rough Science I: from the Colorado series
Explore what’s required to make electricity with a homemade high speed water wheel. We will also go into the theory of Faraday induction to design from scratch our own simple generator.

This week’s clip can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTkuzyb-NvE&list=PLMC_-FtZbKXJRIWszjknt63nR9ETWS8rY&index=29

Don’t forget to make a note of things that you found interesting (PMI – plus points, minus points and interesting points) and any other questions to discuss in the workshop

Thursday 18 June
Rough Science II: from the Caribbean series
Investigate solar power using a homemade parabolic solar heater and theory behind it …

This week’s clip can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCZQ6DKq_eU&list=PLMC_-FtZbKXJRIWszjknt63nR9ETWS8rY&index=9

Don’t forget to make a note of things that you found interesting (PMI – plus points, minus points and interesting points) and any other questions to discuss in the workshop

Thursday 25 June
Where on the world are we? – latitude & longitude
If we were shipwrecked or castaway on a deserted island somewhere on Earth, this is the astronomy and maths we can use to work out where on the world we are !

This week’s clip can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUoDWAt259I&list=PLMC_-FtZbKXJRIWszjknt63nR9ETWS8rY&index=1

Thursday 2 July
Buckyball workshop
Learn all about the amazing Nobel Prize winning football shaped C60 molecule and construct a molecular model for yourself. This workshop deals with the discovery, structure and properties of C60, Buckminsterfullerene (work which lead to the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry). C60 is the head of a family of amazing carbon structures – the fullerenes. Jonathan Hare was part of the pioneering Sussex team that developed ways of making the Fullerenes. The workshop takes us from the tiny world of atoms to the vast world of astronomy. We shall also explore some maths connecting the symmetrical objects that we come across along the way.

All workshops will take place over Zoom.  You will be sent a meeting ID and password to your registered email address at least one hour before the first session is due to start. If you have not received a link at that stage, please email amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org.

Please book a ticket for every child who will be in attendance at the sessions.