Fantastic PhysicsFest is free for all!
If you fancy learning more about crisp packet fireworks or having a go at making your own instruments to pull apart light, then the exciting PhysicsFest taking place at Ipswich School this Sunday is the event for you.
The event, which is organised by the Institute of Physics and hosted at Ipswich School’s Henley Road site for the first time, runs from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday 7 December. It is aimed at children aged 6 to 14, accompanied by an adult, and will provide a wealth of opportunities for visitors to expand on their physics knowledge and have fun as well.
There will be a series of three talks and various activities for people to take part in. The lectures are called: ‘Crisp Packet Fireworks’, ‘Why does it always rain on me?’ and ‘Rock Physics’, with this last one led by Ipswich School Headmaster Nicholas Weaver.
Rocket racers, a planetarium and air cannons are just a few of the many activities available for students to take part in on top of these talks throughout the afternoon, and Sixth Form students from Ipswich School and Kesgrave High School will be running exhibition stands including how to make your own spectrometer!
Simon Arthur, Head of Physics at Ipswich School, said: “The event promises to be a fun afternoon with lots of different things to have a go at, with plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn something new about physics.”
The event is free and there is no need to book in advance – families can simply come along on the day. Parking is available at the school on Henley Road, and also in Ivry Street.
The timed events are as follows:
• Crisp Packet Fireworks - Dave Ansell, 1.20pm and 4pm, age 6+
• Why does it always rain on me? - Gerry Blake, 2pm and 3.40pm, age 11+
• Rock Physics - Nicholas Weaver, 3pm, age 11+
• Planetarium; 2.05pm, 2.40pm, 3.15pm, 3.50pm and 4.25pm
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