Workshops

Light waves

Light waves: The colour of nature

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Explore some of the properties of light through experiments. Construct a spectroscope to examine white light.
Canals, can water travel uphill

Canals: Can water travel uphill?

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Explore water resistance, levers, gears and locks, experiment with our mini canal network, and record observations using tables and diagrams.
Renewable energy

Renewable Energy

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Can we make Thwaite Watermill energy sustainable? Explore water, wind and solar power and how they can generate electricity.
Waterforce

Waterforce! A green energy source

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Explore the mill to discover how water wheels work and discuss forces, then build working working model waterwheels, evaluate them on a test rig and explore the use of dynamos to generate electricity.