Brighton Science Festival


Tuesday 13 February 2018

10:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 2:45pm - 4:15pm

The Walrus
10 Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AD
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Join us on an imaginary desert island where you’ll become designers, engineers and green inventors. Using limited waste resources you will make an upcycled car that moves! Then, after hearing about some incredible wind and solar cars, you’ll get the chance to take part in a race to test your invention.

A fun and action-packed workshop for 7–11 year olds. The session starts with a little fun science looking at what the waste resources are made of and where the materials come from.

For an hour and a half you’ll be on an imaginary small but very beautiful island (in central Brighton!) which has very limited resources. The people on the island need to reuse, remake, and recreate with the materials available. In small groups you will be given a limited selection of waste resources, from which your challenge is to make a car that moves.

Our session ends with a race to see which cars travel the fastest, but more importantly which go the furthest. You will also learn about some incredible wind- and solar-powered cars. Come along and join us on our desert island and become a Great Green Inventor!

Sussex Green Living is a social community environmental awareness initiative. Our mission is to make the world a better place and to educate and inspire people to take action to reduce their impact on the planet. We share practical ideas to help people to reduce the effects of climate change, to reduce their carbon footprint and to live in greater harmony with the planet now and for future generations.

Ages 7–11 recommended

£3. Please note that the 10:30am session has sold out. There are still tickets available for all the other sessions.