17 - 18 March 2018, 10:00 - 16:00
The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge
We present following activities:
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. Researchers will track your eye movements during the choice process, record this and play it back to you. Where did you look? For how long? How is this related to the chosen product?
Words come with a bewildering number of different senses. But whether the senses are very different ('rock' in 'rock music' vs. 'rock' in 'rock quarry'), or somehow related ('line' in 'coast line' vs. 'line' in 'phone line'), this multitude of senses hardly ever creates problems in actual language use. How is this possible? What strategies do we use to pick the correct word sense in a given context? How much context do we actually need?
The Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, brings games and activities to raise awareness of what sustainability is, and what we can do to achieve it! With examples from the research we do, and everyday eco actions, we look at the importance of being a change-maker, as well as finding the fun in sustainability.
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. Presented by Department of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University.
Understand how footballers make the correct or sometimes incorrect decisions during games. What are the visual cues that they look for during a penalty kick and how do these cues turn into the decisions that are made. Using interactive software have a go at making these decisions yourself.
Explore how the world record for the long jump has evolved and how science has been involved in this progression from changes in footwear and running surfaces through to altitude and training enhancements. Have a go yourself at covering the distance.
Experience the demands of the tour de France in this interactive session where you can have a go at maintaining the same exercise intensity as these Grand Tour riders for as long as possible. Learn what makes these riders so extraordinary.
For the full programme of events visit Cambridge Science Festival.