Club Activity Pack

These resources from Planet Science provide a series of pen pictures of a scientist and a related experiment which can be used at home or as science club activities.

Activity A: Great Social life: Toyin Solanke
The geologist Toyin Solanke provides the inspiration for a simple activity demonstrating how oil is formed and how it can be extracted.

Activity B: Improve the World: Liz Sockett
The genetic researcher Liz Sockett provides the inspiration for a simple activity making a genetic code friendship bracelet.

Activity C: Rich and Famous: Martin Westwell
Martin Westwell who runs a drugs company provides the inspiration for a simple activity exploring how the brain works.

Activity D: Your questions answered: Catherine Heymans
Catherine Heymans, an astrophysicist, provides the inspiration for a simple activity to construct a pinhole viewer and find the diameter of the sun or moon.

Activity E: Impressing the Pants off everyone: John Turner
John Turner, a test pilot with BAE systems, provides the inspiration for a simple activity to construct a paper helicopter.

Activity F: Lengthen your student life: Stephanie Ankrah
Stephanie Ankrah, a sports materials engineer, provides the inspiration for simple activities to design a package to stop an egg breaking and to make slime.

Activity G: Be your own boss: Suwan Jayasinghe
Suwan Jayasinghe, a researcher, provides the inspiration for a simple activity to explore static electricity.

Activity H: See the World; Christine Pequignet
Christine Pequignet, who is an oceanographer, provides the inspiration for simple activities to explore ocean currents using water and salt water.

Activity I: Future Female Future perfect: Cathy Day
Cathy Day, who is an engineer, provides the inspiration for a simple activity to make a car run on air.

Activity J: Be in demand: Emma McLeod
Emma McLeod, who is a process engineer, provides the inspiration for a simple activity to make marshmallow crispy sweets and test them.

Activity K: And if want more: Alex Brabbs
Alex Brabbs, who works as a science communicator, provides the inspiration for a simple activity making a DNA model from sweets.

Activity L: Sounds like Fun: Paula Mathews
Paula Mathews, who works as a broadcast technologist, provides the inspiration for a simple activity exploring how sound travels.

Activity M: Health and Beauty: Lloyd Hamilton
Lloyd Hamilton, who works for Boots, provides the inspiration for a simple activity making bath bombs.

Activity N: Getting the Wind Up: Julia Rhodes
Julia Rhodes, a wind farm manger, provides the inspiration for a simple activity making an anemometer to measure wind speed.

Activity O: Are you sitting comfortably?: Sara McGowan
Sara McGowan, a building services engineer, provides the inspiration for a simple activity making a thermometer shelter.

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