Despite Professor Brian Cox’s best efforts, we don’t all get excited at the concepts of science and engineering. But the National Railway Museum is setting out to bring them to life with an action-packed weekend of activity as part of National Science and Engineering Week.
The NRM is working with Savage Skills, the UK’s leading freestyle mountain bike stunt team, who will be doing breathtaking live demonstrations on the Great Hall. Once you’ve watched the experts, you can have a go at doing your own stunts on the course for all ages and abilities (bikes and equipment provided). The team of explainers will be explaining how everything links to physics and the railways through interactive science shows. You can also have a go at creating objects to test in a wind tube to investigate the forces of air resistance and gravity. What’s more, there will be live performances for children by Platform 4 Theatre Company who will tell the amazing story of the Channel Tunnel (performances at 11.15am, 12.45am, 2.15pm and 3.45pm). Who said science and engineering were boring?
Science Through Stunts – National Railway Museum – Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March 2014 – 10am to 6pm – Free