Brighton Science Festival


Wednesday 14 February 2018

10:30am - 11:15am, 11:30am - 12:15pm, 12:30pm - 1:15pm, 1:30pm - 2:15pm, 2:30pm - 3:15pm

The Walrus
10 Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AD
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Join the makers of AQUILA magazine to harness the power of Prometheus with some polystyrene and the remains of last night’s quiche. Experiment with static and have a go at making little lightning. 

Little lightning can be made by creating static electricity. This is when you have an unbalanced charge on the surface or inside an object. The static charge will stay until you discharge it with a little lightning bolt. Little lightning will give you a static shock similar to what you get from touching a shopping trolley.

In this workshop you’ll be collaborating in small groups and using sticky tape, scissors, polystyrene and an aluminium foil dish to make a simple contraption that can deliver a little lightning shock. When groups have done this successfully, and if circumstances allow, we might also try capturing the lightning on film in the dark.

AQUILA is an educational magazine for bright and inquisitive kids aged 8–13. It’s also a club for kids of all ages who love to take on new challenges. Through AQUILA, readers can discover a community of people who are just like them – creative, kind, curious and just a little bit bonkers.

Ages 6+ 

£3 per family (based on 4)

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