Blast Off for British Science Week!

From elephant toothpaste and Vitamin C rockets to counting critters, the UK’s biggest celebration of science will head to Dundee Science Centre this weekend.

As part of British Science Week, a dedicated ‘Meet the Expert’ event will take place on Saturday 10 March 2018. The event will run from 10am until 5pm and is included as part of normal admission.


Visitors will enjoy some fantastic chemical reactions, with colour-changing, Vitamin C rockets, magic solutions, flames and more in an exciting Dundee and Angus College workshop showcasing the magic of science.

Or come along and try out some ‘Weird Maths’, the title of a book written by David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee.The book offers simple solutions to complicated concepts, where maths is transformed from simple numbers on a page into music, chess and art.

And have you ever wondered how scientists survey the number of animals, birds and insects living amongst us? University of St Andrews scientists will showcase different ways of counting animals and measuring biodiversity, with their ‘Counting Critters’ stand. They will also be entertaining and educating visitors with their ‘Science of Monsters’ talk.

Heather Gordon, Public Engagement Officer, Dundee Science Centre said, “British Science Week is an important week in the country’s science events calendar and is a fantastic opportunity to bring science to the masses, regardless of age, ability or interests. Here at Dundee Science Centre, we will be offering a huge range of fun activities to inspire and entertain families and other visitors. Come on down and help us celebrate some of the most fascinating aspects of science, technology engineering and maths!”

Led by the British Science Association, British Science Week (Friday 9 to Sunday 18 March) is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK.

Full details of this year’s ‘Meet the Expert’ events, which take place on the second Saturday of the month, can be found at Alternatively, telephone 01382 228800. Dundee Science Centre is open daily from 10am-5pm.


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