Cambridge Science Festival - hands-on science at The Guildhall

18 March 2017, 10:00 - 20:00
The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge

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Family session: 10am-4pm, adult session: 6-8pm

Science and cereal packets/sweets (family session only)

Where do our eyes glance when choosing drinks and food products? Have a go at wearing a pair of eye tracking glasses and make a selection of cereal packets, soft drinks and sweets, from a mock-up of a supermarket shelf.

Science and beer (adult session only)

Where do our eyes glance when choosing drinks and food products? Have a go at wearing a pair of eye tracking glasses and make a beer selection from a mock-up of a supermarket shelf.

RehabGame – rehabilitation therapy through game (family and adult sessions)

Have a go at our RehabGame which uses an interface between Kinect Xbox One and Myo armband devices connected to a games engine. Through movement the system provides real-time feedback to help people affected by neurological injury with motor recovery.

Meet our sport scientists and test your fitness (family and adult sessions)

Compete against the clock and undertake a trial used by high-performance sailors, compare your scores with Olympic level athletes. Have a go at a bike test and get an estimate of your maximal oxygen uptake (for teenagers and adults only). Using spirometry you can get a measurement of your resting lung functions and forced vital capacity.

What a beautiful brain (family and adult sessions)

How are illusions perceived by the brain? What’s behind number processing? How do we choose what to eat? Come and find out the answers to these and other fascinating questions about how the brain works.

Are your hands really clean? (family session only)

Using our UV gel come and test how well you wash your hands. This interactive activity will reveal how germs, that are capable of causing infection, can be spread on items that we regularly touch.

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Event Details

When:
18 March 2017, 10:00 - 20:00
Location:
The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge
Cost:
Free