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Visiting Life this Easter holiday?

Visitors in Dino Jaws, at Life Science CentreWe anticipate the Science Centre will be busy during the Easter holidays, as it’s the LAST CHANCE to visit the Dino Jaws exhibition (closes 15 April 2018), so we’ve put together some useful info for visitors.

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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Collecting micrometeorites

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)

Method:

  1. Put a small bucket or other container outside for a few weeks and allow it to collect some rain water.
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Pre-school Day: Fossils

Old, worn, ammonite fossil on a rock, Lyme RegisWhat’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

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Do fish get thirsty?

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

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Visiting Life this February half-term?

Child and woman in Life's Brain Zone, with the toilet water fountainWe 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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Christmas card challenge

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

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All you need to know about skating at Life

Skating at Life Science CentreIt’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

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Visiting Life this October half-term?

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

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Pre-school Day: Autumn

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

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Pre-school day: everybody walk the dinosaur

This post is guest written by Medhavi Kakkar, Public Engagement Intern at Life.

Dino Jaws at Life Science CentreImagine a dinosaur, any dinosaur. Yes, even Barney the dinosaur. Does the one you’ve imagined have a long tail?

Have you ever wondered what these tails were used for? Were they used for grasping objects like monkey tails?… Read more

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