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The Youth Activities programme is part of the BRLSI’s Programme sub Committee’s outreach initiative to involve ALL enthusiastic learners under the age of 18 in all aspects of science and technology by linking up with local universities and making use of the full resources of the institution. There is a termly fee of £12 which covers the cost of 3 workshops or £6 per workshop unless otherwise stated. Workshops are aimed at children over 8, although enthusiastic younger children, if accompanied by parents, can sometimes be accommodated.
Advance booking for all activities is essential and book early to avoid disappointment as most of our workshops are often fully booked three or four weeks in advance.
email to book places: firstname.lastname@example.org and leave details of workshop required and name and age of children.
Payment on line can be made at www.brlsi.org/shop/youth-activities
What we do
Once a month (on the second Saturday afternoon 1pm – 4pm) we provide workshops, in a wide variety of topics related to science, technology, engineering and maths. These workshops are organised in a caring, safe, learning environment which gives children and young people a chance to practice study, research and presentation skills.
We work closely with local institutions of higher education, receiving advice from academic staff and also input from undergraduate and postgraduate students who are passionate about sharing their subject knowledge. In addition, students from the Bath based, world famous Norland College for nannies, assist with the supervision of our workshops.
BRLSI also provides tailor made science workshops for local primary schools and other groups.
email to book places: email@example.com and leave details of workshop required and name and age of children
You can pay on line at http://www.brlsi.org/shop/youth-activities
Workshops cost £12 per term ( 3 workshops) or £6 per individual workshop.
November 16th to 24th
To coincide with Chemistry Week, the BRLSI in association with the Royal Society of Chemistry are organising a "Molecule Hunt" in Bath from 16th to 24th November. Pictures of different important molecules are displayed in the windows of shops and other establishments in the town. Interested children can collect a 'passport' from BRLSI with a list of the 20 molecules. Once they track down a molecule, they will note the location in their 'passport'; those who collect all 20 will be able to collect a free RSC pen.
December 14th 1pm to 4pm
On the opposite side of the sun, millions of miles away from the earth, comet Ison is hurtling towards the centre of our Solar System at 50,000 miles per hour. We should be able to see it quite clearly at the beginning of December. Come along to find out more about comets and in particular comet Ison. We hope to arrange a viewing. There will be a change to take part in the Faulks telescope project to view the southern sky at night
January 12th 1pm to 4pm
Use Nature to help humans
An afternoon with Professor Julian Vincent
Find out about the tricks plants use to survive and grow and how as human we can learn and copy from them to improve our lives and find out what celery has got to do with it!
It’s called biomimetics!!
An Afternoon with the Royal Society of Chemistry
Making Molecules. Come and make fun molecules with Dr Haywood and Dr Beth Anderson.
Crazy Chemistry with Dr Dave
Make horrible coloured slime, test acids, see how colours are made and test alkalis. Get to know all about the techniques you need for chemistry and what it's all about. Concepts and know how!
Youth Activities - News
BRLSI members provided fun tricks for families at The Roman Baths science evening on March 16th and now they are planning the next big event on Saturday April 13th 1pm Champion Trees. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL. More details and photos at www.brlsi.org/youthactivitiesgallery.