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(Online Event) - Science Lab at Home At The Higgins Bedford

Saturday 6 March 2021

To celebrate British Science Week, The Higgins Bedford has teamed up with local providers for a day filled with FREE hands-on science, animal encounters and interactive fun, ready to inspire the scientists of the future!

Little Science Lab Sessions

Wicked whistles – Age 5+

10.30am and 11.30am – sessions last approximately 30 mins

A brilliantly simple investigation into the world of sound. Children learn how sound is created and use this knowledge to build their own whistles. Loud, annoying noises may or may not be included!

Scrub up on Science – Age 5+

1.45pm – session lasts approximately 30 mins

A really fun way to check your childrens hand hygiene, kits include a UV glowing lotion and pen and we investigate just how clean those fingernails are! Children learn about the good bacteria that we all need to live, and that not all bugs are bad!

Sparkle and Shine – Age 5+

2.30pm – session lasts approximately 30 mins

A shiny science investigation in a box. In this session we use chemistry to predict and test the best way to make our pennies sparkle again. Safety goggles included in each kit too, because little scientists can never be too safe.

For Little Science Lab sessions, you will need to book places in advance and collect your free science kit with all the materials needed to join in from either Bedford Central Library or Kempston Library through the Select and Collect Service. Bookings are on a first come first served basis and limited places are available.

Booking Closes – Friday 26th February

Science kits will be available to collect from 27th February – 5th March.

Teaching Talons Sessions


11am and 1pm – sessions last about 40 minutes

We have all been spending time on Zoom, but have you experienced a ZOOm?! Join zoo keeper, Becky from and some of her amazing animal friends in this interactive and informative online session.

Booking Closes – Friday 5th March

Life on Mars Q and A with scientist Dr Catherine Ungeprapakorn


During her PhD Catherine worked as part of a team at Cranfield University who were interested in searching for life in extreme environments including under glaciers, in the high Earth atmosphere and on other planets. Do aliens exist? What might they look like? How can we find out? Join Catherine to find out about her work on the European Space Agency ExoMars mission, and how we are looking for life on Mars and in other extreme environments. Have a go at designing your own experiment to detect life.

Booking Closes – Friday 5th March

You can book your place for any of these FREE sessions on The Higgins Bedford website here:…/Book_Online.aspx

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