Just finishing up at the Cheltenham Science Festival. We've had a great weekend. I've been runing some "Light, Lasers and Illusions" workshops for the Family Programme, and Jack & Felix have been running laser tag with the public in the gardens. Some of the locals were really geared-up for the tech tank, but even with full camouflage some of them still couldn't reach the trigger ...
Steady Hand Game for The Science Museum
We've just designed a new kit for The Science Museum and popped in tonight to see how the kids got on. It's for their Science Nights so it had to be simple; they have around 450 kids in each time they run it, in classes of 150 at a time!
It's a "Steady Hand" buzzer game that fits in with the season's electricity and magnets theme. It's all built with just a screwdriver, and takes around 15 minutes to construct. Showing off these are the first kids to make one; a bunch of boys who were there for a birthday party.
If you're in the south east of England and have kids from 8-11 years old, these nights are great fun for a birthday party, school excursion, or community group. The boys and girls sleep over in the museum and take part in several workshops. They even get to see a 3D imax and play in the launchpad gallery; my favourite part!