Micrometeorites are tiny pieces of space dust washed out of the atmosphere by rain!
To collect your own, you will need:
- Bucket or other container
- Coffee filter paper
- Strong magnet
- Plastic sandwich bag
- White paper
- Magnifying glass or microscope (optional)
- Put a small bucket or other container outside for a few weeks and allow it to collect some rain water.
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What’s the oldest thing you’ve ever touched?
Maybe you didn’t realise what it was. The stones in buildings or pebbles on beaches can be millions of years old. In some types of rocks you find fossils, which are impressions of things that were alive long ago.
You can go fossil spotting yourself on the beach, in places like Seaton Sluice, near Whitley Bay.… Read more
How was your half-term break?
Here at Life, we had thousands of visitors from all over the country. Throughout the week, we were challenged with lots of great questions by curious visitors! Why is the sky blue? Are teeth the same as bones? Where are the toilets?
Here are two questions that left me completely stumped.… Read more
We are anticipating a busy February half-term, with lots of families visiting to see the Dino Jaws exhibition and to take part in Poo Week activities, so we’ve put together some useful info for anyone planning a visit.
While we do everything we can to keep things moving, please be prepared to queue for certain activities and on arrival.… Read more
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My Mum just called to let me know I’m in charge of entertaining the family once they’re all stuffed full of turkey on Christmas Day. There’s always charades, and my favourite, Trivial Pursuit (genus edition circa 1985). However, the fact I work here at Life raises expectations – and I wouldn’t want to disappoint – so I’ve got a whole host of seasonal science tricks and merry maths puzzles lined up, and I thought I’d share one with you.… Read more
It’s that time of year again! Ice skating returns to Times Square, just outside Life Science Centre, from Saturday 11 November 2017 – Sunday 18 February 2018.
We’ve pulled together some useful hints and tips to help you get the most out of your time on the ice, whether you’re a regular or if you’ve never skated before.… Read more
Linda Conlon, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Life, took stock of the growing primacy of emotional resonance over fact during an address at the opening of the ASTC 2017 conference in San Jose, California, on Saturday 21 October.
Nearly 2,000 delegates from science centres around the world are attending the annual four-day conference.… Read more
We are anticipating a busy October half-term, with lots of families visiting the Dino Jaws exhibition, so we’ve put together some useful info for anyone planning a visit.
While we do everything we can to keep things moving, please be prepared to queue for certain activities and on arrival.
Before you arrive. … Read more
The nights draw in and the air takes on a chill, and leaves crunch beneath your feet on the pavement. Autumn has definitely arrived.
But autumn is beautiful, in all its many colours. The greens fade, the reds appear, and the oranges and yellows shine through.
Most leaves are normally green due to chlorophyll, which is a chemical needed for the plant to make its own food using energy from sunlight.… Read more
Our latest Science Theatre show, Kaleidoscope, is a little bit different. If you’ve seen the show, you’ll know that it is about observing the world closely and inspiring curiosity. We’ve packed it full of beautiful demonstrations, but might not have had time to answer all of your questions. This might be why you’re here!… Read more