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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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Pre-school day: mixing colours

Cute little girl with painted hands.

We all know what you get when young children mix paint: every possible shade of… brown. I don’t really understand brown – one of the most common colours on earth, and I can’t quite work it out.

Colours of paint absorb some colours of light and reflect others. White light is made up of a whole spectrum of colours, the result of different lengths of light waves.… Read more

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Preschool favourites

Working in a science centre can feel much like being in a school at times. There’s a cycle to the year, just like the changing leaves on the trees. We’re heading from the summer holidays to Autumn term. Now that the bigger children are back at school we can banish them from the gallery for a day to let the little ones rule- Our preschool days are back!… Read more

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