Sidmouth Science Fest inspires Beavers to get experimental
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The Sid Vale Beaver Scouts took inspiration from Sidmouth Science Festival to score a new badge.
The 23 boys and girls got hands-on with six different experiments including bashing Marmite to fill it with tiny bubbles and make it change colour, measuring reactions by dropping and catching a ruler and pushing air into detergent to make bubbles.
They also learned that:
• Squidging a mixture of cornflour and water in your hand it makes a hard lump that then turns back to liquid – and it’s called a non-Newtonian liquid
• You can get ink to ‘walk’ along a piece of paper by dipping it in water – this is called chromatography
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• And if you draw a bird on one side of a piece of card and a cage on the other when you spin the card the bird jumps into the cage – a visual illusion
The youngsters had lots of fun learning and earned their experiment activity badge.
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