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You are invited to…Lab Life: Pioneering The Power That Matters
This event is now fully booked.
What could become possible – now and in the future – with the power of electrification?
We’re partnering with Rolls-Royce to inspire new generations about the challenges and possibilities presented by our future energy demands, as well as introduce the role that electrification can play.
This event draws on inspiration from the real world, including Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemen’s plans to develop a hybrid electric plane called the E-Fan X (they are creating a prototype to fly by 2020).
What can I expect at Lab Life: Pioneering The Power That Matters?
This event will give families the opportunity to explore invention, prototyping, making, electrification and power. We’re transforming our Imagination Lab into an immersive open test space, with three zones that encourage you to think, engineer, build, test and evaluate.
The Idea Zone
The Idea Zone is set up to capture your ideas about the future of flight, using futuristic videos, images and models for inspiration. We’ll be using invention sheets to capture ideas through sketches and written descriptions, as well as prototyping ideas with quick modelling and basic materials. The wind tube at the Imagination Lab will allow families to explore air movement with a variety of everyday objects.
The Make Zone
The Make Zone will invite you to explore the world of flight by creating vehicles that fly. Participants will have the opportunity to make and code a drone to explore vertical take-off, as well as design a walkalong glider.
The Power Zone
The Power Zone will explore how flight can be electrified to demonstrate the importance of electrification across our lives. Families can explore the basics around electricity, such as how it is produced and stored. From the power drawn from a potato to creating a circuit using Makey Makey, the zone will provide an interactive environment for electrical creation and electrical storage.
When is Lab Life: Pioneering The Power That Matters?
There are two Lab Life: Pioneering The Power That Matters sessions on Saturday 24th November. The morning session is from 10:00am – 12:30pm and the afternoon session is 1:30pm – 4:00pm. Please arrive at the start of your session to get the most from these activities.
Who is Lab Life: Pioneering The Power That Matters for and how much does it cost?
These sessions are suitable for children aged 6-12 years old and their parents/carers. Tickets for this event cost £5 for both children and adults.
This event is in partnership with Rolls-Royce, exploring the topics of electrification and flight.