Want to learn even more about science and how things work?  Why not pop along to one of the science festivals that are happening around the county. They are engaging and offer a wide variety of different activities for all ages. Check out this post for more information about how you can get involved. 1.  British Science Festival Bradford 2015 The British Science Association aims to bring cutting-edge British science to the fore and celebrate the importance of science in our society. This year, the program of events will focus on cutting-edge research presented through a series of lectures, debates and discussions. The program also offers a specific festival for family and schools to get involved. This includes a wide range of hands on activities which in the past have included testing the theory of walking on custard, making huge outdoor bubbles and exploring the beautiful brain! The festival takes place in Bradford from the 7-10th September 2015. Check out the video below or visit their website for more information. //www.britishscienceassociation.org/british-science-festival 2. Edinburgh Science Festival 2015 Why not take a trip to Edinburgh during the Easter holidays to take part in the fun and engaging science festival. The festival is suitable for families and provides exciting, engaging and educational activities the whole family can enjoy: from unique immersive workshops to sensational shows from the world’s best science performers. In 2015, they’re celebrating the role of the Science Festival as a hub for information, ideas and innovation. Production runs from 4-19 April 2015 when they will transform the halls, galleries, theaters and gardens of Edinburgh into The Ideas Factory. This will consist of many workshops to explore including brain waves, energy and the environment, gastrofest and numbers that matter. To book onto their workshops check out their website for more information. //www.sciencefestival.co.uk/festival 3. Imperial College Science Festival Returning for its fourth year and continuing to grow in popularity, Imperial Festival will be held for the first time over the two full days of Saturday 9 May and Sunday 10 May 2015. With visitors expected to increase beyond the 10,000 of 2014, a jam-packed schedule of performances, activities and ways to get involved with the best in science and arts at Imperial is being finalised by the Festival Team. Give kids the chance to explore and interact with science projects that are engaging and fun for all. Previous activities have included a fire-breathing dragon, interactive workshops and a robot display. Check out the video below for more information or take a look at their website. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/festival/about/festival-2013/ 4. London Science Festival 2015 A UK science festival in London, founded with the mission to engage the public in all things scientific – from natural science to science in its most interdisciplinary and cultural contexts. This festival is known for bringing world-leading bio-science to the public and is free to the general public. It hopes to encourage visitors of all ages to pursue careers in science, and engineering. Whilst offering the public information from which they can use to make informed decisions about their lives. It will be a day to remember with a number of hands on activities to keep you busy! It is a festival not to be missed. Save the dates! This years London Science Festival takes place on the 21st-28th October 2015. 5. Amazed by Science- Cheshire This festival is based in Cheshire and looks at science, technology and maths and is said to be one of the most science rich areas of the UK. The festival takes place on the 23rd-31st May 2015 and is suitable for families of all ages. There are lots of amazing events for everyone to take part in including learning about noisy toys, Eric the Electron’s Super Science Trail, the busy bee trail and love your zoo. There are a variety of activities so why not visit their website today to explore the festival. To find out more information check out the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgdSgE5rsWo //amazedbyscience.co.uk/              

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