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Keywords: Exhibit

  • Icy Bodies

    When frozen carbon dioxide hits water it immediately turns into a gas - with beautiful results

    Keywords: Exhibit, Video, Space

  • 3D Digital Planetarium

    Take a trip to the stars in our big silver ball!

    Keywords: Exhibit, Space

  • Tracing station

    Design and draw in comfort

    Keywords: Exhibit, Animation

  • Tracing table

    Create your own masterpiece

    Keywords: Exhibit, Animation

  • Story boards

    Versatile wall display units

    Keywords: Exhibit, Animation

  • 3D Praxinoscope

    Figurines come to life!

    Keywords: Exhibit, Animation, Light & vision

  • Zoetrope

    Victorian toy with a new twist

    Keywords: Exhibit, Animation, Light & vision

  • Edit station

    Add sound and effects to your clips

    Keywords: Exhibit, Animation

  • Animation station

    Make your own stop frame animations

    Keywords: Exhibit, Animation

  • Happy landings

    Back to earth without a bump!

    Keywords: Structures, Forces, Exhibit

  • Launch it

    How will it fly?

    Keywords: Forces, Air & the atmosphere, Exhibit

  • Bernoulli blower

    Make a ball float

    Keywords: Forces, Air & the atmosphere, Exhibit

  • Hand cycle

    An upper body work out

    Keywords: Heart, lungs & circulatory system, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Jump

    The forces of lift and landing

    Keywords: Forces, Muscles & bones, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Sprint

    Speed your way down the track

    Keywords: Brain & nervous system, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Gear it up

    What ratio works best?

    Keywords: Forces, Exhibit

  • Lift it up

    What can the pistons push?

    Keywords: Forces, Exhibit

  • Spin it

    Feel the forces

    Keywords: Forces, Exhibit

  • Orbit

    Simulate the pull of gravity

    Keywords: Forces, Exhibit, Space

  • Moving magnets

    How fast will it fall?

    Keywords: Forces, Exhibit, Energy

  • Liquid friction

    Thick or thin?

    Keywords: Forces, Exhibit

  • Air stream

    Can you get the ball to float?

    Keywords: Forces, Air & the atmosphere, Exhibit

  • Future fuel

    Can water provide fuel?

    Keywords: Water, Exhibit, Energy

  • Seeing sound

    Create a standing wave

    Keywords: Exhibit, Sound & hearing, Energy, Waves

  • Reflect it

    Lasers and mirrors

    Keywords: Exhibit, Energy, Light & vision, Waves

  • Hot or cold?

    How does heat transfer?

    Keywords: Exhibit, Energy

  • Under pressure

    Air pressure & a ping pong

    Keywords: Forces, Air & the atmosphere, Exhibit, Energy

  • Pump it up

    Hydro-electric fun

    Keywords: Exhibit, Energy

  • Food fuel

    How much energy is in food?

    Keywords: Digestion, Exhibit, Energy

  • Store it

    Generate and store electricity

    Keywords: Exhibit, Energy

  • See stress

    Patterns in plastic

    Keywords: Structures, Forces, Exhibit, Light & vision

  • Making molecules

    Why do molecules matter?

    Keywords: Structures, Chemistry, Exhibit

  • Size matters

    Can you tell what it is?

    Keywords: Structures, Exhibit

  • Survival

    Simple rules evolve endless patterns

    Keywords: Structures, Evolution, Exhibit, Maths

  • Earthquake!

    Will your structure survive?

    Keywords: Structures, Exhibit

  • Look at light

    Lasers and lenses to play with

    Keywords: Structures, Exhibit, Light & vision

  • Up close

    Zoom in!

    Keywords: Structures, Exhibit

  • First impressions

    Should you judge a book by its cover?

    Keywords: Reproduction, Senses, Brain & nervous system, Exhibit

  • Watch Water Freeze

    Polarised lenses make the beautiful crystal structure of ice visible

    Keywords: Water, Chemistry, Earth Science, Exhibit, Energy

  • Water Cycle

    Power your own water cycle and decide exactly how the water will find its way back to the sea

    Keywords: Water, Earth Science, Exhibit

  • Weather Forecast

    Try your hand at being a weather presenter in our very own studio

    Keywords: Air & the atmosphere, Earth Science, Exhibit, Energy

  • Heat Cam

    Try viewing a world of heat using our infra red camera

    Keywords: Earth Science, Exhibit, Energy, Light & vision

  • Shimmery Sky

    Air movement is often invisible, but our shimmering wall will show you exactly where the air hits

    Keywords: Chemistry, Air & the atmosphere, Earth Science, Exhibit, Waves

  • Soil Core

    Travel back in time thousands of years and try to piece together how our land might have looked

    Keywords: Rocks & Geology, Ecology, Earth Science, Exhibit

  • Changing World

    A number of films showing how materials move around our planet

    Keywords: Rocks & Geology, Water, Ecology, Earth Science, Exhibit, Energy

  • Convection

    Create your own convection currents and discover how energy drives the movement of matter

    Keywords: Rocks & Geology, Water, Earth Science, Exhibit, Energy

  • Little Rotters

    Find out what decomposers like for lunch

    Keywords: Ecology, Earth Science, Exhibit, Energy

  • Living Timeline

    The virtual home for creatures going back millions of years

    Keywords: Rocks & Geology, Water, Air & the atmosphere, Evolution, Earth Science, Exhibit

  • Motion disabled

    We can recognise human movement

    Keywords: Senses, Muscles & bones, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Food

    Keywords: Food, Chemistry, Senses, Digestion, Exhibit, Energy, Human Biology

  • Ancient ancestors

    You are the result of evolution.

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Brain & nervous system, Muscles & bones, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Weigh a brain

    The human brain changes over a lifetime anad will become surprisingly heavy

    Keywords: Brain & nervous system, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Inside a womb

    The womb is a unique environment to keep the developing baby safe

    Keywords: Reproduction, DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Funny faces

    We have evolved to see faces as convex, concave faces have an interesting effect on our brain

    Keywords: Senses, Brain & nervous system, Exhibit, Human Biology, Light & vision

  • Dreams

    Our dreams can be surprisingly similar

    Keywords: Brain & nervous system, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • CO2 level

    Carbon dioxide is a waste product expelled through the lungs

    Keywords: Heart, lungs & circulatory system, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Torso tangle

    The organs in our upper body form interlinked systems controlled by the brain

    Keywords: Digestion, Brain & nervous system, Muscles & bones, Heart, lungs & circulatory system, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Push over

    We use our vision to help us keep our balance

    Keywords: Senses, Brain & nervous system, Muscles & bones, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Boy or girl?

    Find out more about conception to birth

    Keywords: Reproduction, DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • How to build a human

    Browse the information on just one of our chromosomes

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Constructing DNA

    Our giant helix demonstrates the strucure of this essential molecule

    Keywords: Chemistry, DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Richard's study

    The late Prof Richard Gregory introduces the science of illusions

    Keywords: Senses, Exhibit, Human Biology, Video, Light & vision

  • Body mirror

    Our amazing mirror gives you a glimpse beneath the skin

    Keywords: Brain & nervous system, Muscles & bones, Heart, lungs & circulatory system, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Divided self

    When sensory information clashes your brain experiences an illusion

    Keywords: Senses, Exhibit, Human Biology, Light & vision

  • Sound bite

    We can detect sounds in the air or even through our bones

    Keywords: Senses, Muscles & bones, Exhibit, Sound & hearing, Human Biology

  • Vein viewer

    The pattern of your veins can be seen with our special kit

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Heart, lungs & circulatory system, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Real brain

    The human brain may appear simple, but inside all our memories, ideas and personality lie in a complex network of cells

    Keywords: Brain & nervous system, Exhibit, Human Biology, Video

  • Body builder

    The human body is formed of layers with organs in the middle, protected by muscle and bone

    Keywords: Digestion, Muscles & bones, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Visible human project

    Take a journey through the human body

    Keywords: Brain & nervous system, Muscles & bones, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Cell station

    Discover some of the small wonders of the human body

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Vocal vowels

    Air moving through our vocal tract makes different noises depending upon the shape of the tract

    Keywords: Heart, lungs & circulatory system, Exhibit, Human Biology, Video

  • Blood vessels of the eye

    Our exhibit can shine a light on the blood system supplying the eye

    Keywords: Senses, Exhibit, Human Biology, Light & vision

  • Pupil

    Our eyes can control the amount of light entering them

    Keywords: Senses, Exhibit, Human Biology, Light & vision

  • Genome explorer

    Find out more about the human genome from the researchers working on it

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology, Video

  • Hot and cold hands

    This exhibit will send your temperature sensors spinning

    Keywords: Senses, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Heart electric

    Look inside to see your heart at work

    Keywords: Heart, lungs & circulatory system, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Food energy

    How does the food we eat become the energy we burn?

    Keywords: Digestion, Exhibit, Energy, Human Biology

  • Ecosphere

    This small glass sphere is almost completely self sufficient

    Keywords: Water, Ecology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Digestion, Exhibit, Energy

  • Surprising sounds

    This auditory illusion will have you scratching your head

    Keywords: Senses, Exhibit, Sound & hearing, Human Biology

  • Look closer

    Zoom in on all your gory details!

    Keywords: Senses, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Startle

    A shocking reflex!

    Keywords: Brain & nervous system, Muscles & bones, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Building proteins

    Amino acid pieces fit together to build a protein

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Tests & screens

    Discover how genetic tests are used in diagnosis and how that can affect those involved

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology, Video

  • Healthy futures

    Find out what researchers are predicting for the future of healthcare

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology, Video

  • What's in a name?

    Find out how surnames have migrated across the UK

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Activity, Human Biology

  • Relative values

    How genetically similar are you to an ape? And how do we know?

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Where is DNA?

    Take a look under your skin in this hunt for the molecule of life

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Mutation station

    Mutations are changes in DNA which can lead to some strange effects.

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • High speed camera

    Leap around in front of our camera and watch the forces at work

    Keywords: Muscles & bones, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Digestive run

    A journey through the digestive system

    Keywords: Digestion, Exhibit, Energy, Human Biology

  • How much DNA

    How much DNA can you get in one cell?

    Keywords: DNA & cells, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Before birth

    Follow the development of a baby month by month

    Keywords: Reproduction, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Power a brain

    Find out how much energy you need to keep a brain ticking over

    Keywords: Brain & nervous system, Exhibit, Energy, Human Biology

  • Reaction timer

    Find out if practice makes perfect.

    Keywords: Brain & nervous system, Exhibit, Human Biology

  • Height chart

    Plot yourself on our giant graph.

    Keywords: Muscles & bones, Exhibit, Human Biology