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We present concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways - interactive exhibits, planetarium, live science shows & Imax 3D cinema. Follow us on Instagram @GlasgowScienceCentre, Twitter @GSC1, and YouTube

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Are you charged-up with the facts on the Energy Trilemma? Did you know...🕐 Energy demand in the UK spikes around 7am and...
08/04/2021

Are you charged-up with the facts on the Energy Trilemma? Did you know...

🕐 Energy demand in the UK spikes around 7am and again, between 4 and 7pm which is usually when people get up in the morning and when they return home from school or work!

🌞 According to the International Energy Agency’s 2020 report, solar power is the cheapest source of electricity in history, with wind power not too far behind.

😟 Fossil fuels account for 80% of the world’s energy mix. These sources of energy have negative effects on our planet by releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and are a huge contributor to the climate crisis.

🔌 Come and explore the Energy Trilemma and find out what energy security, affordability and sustainability mean for the world we live in today in the latest #OurWorldOurImpact blog post: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/node/2744

The outdoor space at Glasgow Science Centre is getting a major makeover! 🌳 Wetland moats, more trees & meadow planting  ...
08/04/2021

The outdoor space at Glasgow Science Centre is getting a major makeover!

🌳 Wetland moats, more trees & meadow planting

🐌 A Fibonacci Garden

😃 Safe outdoor learning spaces with exciting hands-on exhibits

🚴🏽‍♀️ A two-way cycle way & large cycle park with links to national routes

More >>> https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/our-blog/our-outer-space-transformation

Join us as we investigate the role renewable energy sources, as well as active travel choices, have in our transition to...
06/04/2021

Join us as we investigate the role renewable energy sources, as well as active travel choices, have in our transition to sustainable living as part of the #OurWorldOurImpact Energy, Transport & Travel theme. Today, we are exploring the transition to sustainable energy by looking at The Energy Hierarchy.

🔋 If Scotland is going to reach net-zero emissions by 2045, individuals, industries and policy makers will need to work together to reduce the impact of our energy demands on the planet.

🌬️ One suggestion for how we could transition to sustainable energy is The Energy Hierarchy. The Energy Hierarchy lists the actions policy makers, industry and consumers need to take when it comes to energy sources and use, in order of most sustainable to least.

🔌 If you would like to learn more about energy and our planet, you can access a wide range of educational resources at OurFuture.Energy

Read today's blog in full at https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/our-blog/energy-hierarchy

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the flowers are popping out from the soil! 🌼🌸Let's learn about all of the...
04/04/2021

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the flowers are popping out from the soil! 🌼🌸

Let's learn about all of these and celebrate Easter with some egg-ceptional science in our 'Spring Watch' #GSCAtHome playlist, featuring:

🐦 Bird feeder
🧹 Balancing Birds
🥚 Egg Drop challenge
💪 Eggs-tra Strong
🌷 Flower Fun

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3HiMoKupdbIdfw18GQItu9R-PY0ynJ0o

Join us as we investigate the role renewable energy sources, as well as active travel choices, have in our transition to...
01/04/2021

Join us as we investigate the role renewable energy sources, as well as active travel choices, have in our transition to sustainable living as part of the #OurWorldOurImpact Energy, Transport & Travel theme.

We have teamed up with OPITO to provide a fantastic list of additional resources from OurFuture.Energy which will allow you to explore the topics including The Energy Trilemma, The Energy Hierarchy, and Energy and Environment.

🔋 A series of worksheets to download and use in class when learning how various sources of renewable and non-renewable energy can be sourced and used to generate power.

☀️ Simple and fun activities to get you thinking about the energy trilemma and what it means in your everyday life.

💻 Explore and enjoy our #GSCAtHome playlist from #PoweringTheFutureWeek.

⚡ On your next visit, come and explore Glasgow Science Centre's Powering the Future exhibition. You can get hands-on with a range of engaging energy themed exhibits. You can also explore topics like energy supply and use with a focus on affordability, security and environmental sustainability.

https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact/the-hub/energy-transport-and-travel-additional-resources

Looking for fun family activities over the Easter hols? 🐇💥 Our Community Learning Development team has been distributing...
31/03/2021

Looking for fun family activities over the Easter hols? 🐇

💥 Our Community Learning Development team has been distributing our Spring special of Glasgow Science Centre's magazine, The Spark to communities across Glasgow and Scotland.

In this cracking edition, you can get cryptic with Caesar ciphers, geometric with tangrams (in partnership with MathWorks), curious with chromatography, and explore beautiful bubbles! Plus, use your recycling to play the Zero Waste Scotland board game, meet a software engineer, and discover the science of chocolate.

You can get your FREE copy to download and help keep the whole family entertained here 👉🏾 https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/learn/gsc-at-home/listings/spark-issue-11

The Spark is produced by Glasgow Science Centre with support from the Inspiring Science Fund provided by BEIS, UKRI and Wellcome.

Join us as we investigate the role renewable energy sources, as well as active travel choices, have in our transition to...
30/03/2021

Join us as we investigate the role renewable energy sources, as well as active travel choices, have in our transition to sustainable living as part of the #OurWorldOurImpact Energy, Transport & Travel theme. Today, we are exploring energy resources:

🔋There are many different resources which can be used as energy, from rising tides, to oil and gas, to solar energy. Have you ever thought about how the energy you use on a daily basis works?

🌬️The movement of the tides can be used to turn turbines that drive generators to produce low carbon electricity. The energy for tidal power stations is reliable and renewable, being caused by the movements of the earth, moon and sun.

To find out more about different energy resources visit https://ourfuture.energy/category/how-it-works

🛢️Hydrogen is an extremely valuable material. It can be used to separate crude oil so we are left with many more useful products such as diesel, petrol and jet fuel. We can add and take away from it to produce new useful by-products, as well as use it as a cleaner replacement for fossil fuels.

To learn more about how we can use hydrogen visit https://ourfuture.energy/bright-idea/hydrogen-hopes/

🔌A continent-wide super grid could help to balance the electricity network and allow a huge expansion of generation from renewable sources. The idea behind the electricity ‘future grid’ is that countries can work together to make their energy supply more secure, cleaner and more affordable for consumers.

Visit https://ourfuture.energy/bright-idea/future-grid/ for more information on Future Grid.

OurFuture.Energy is the place for teachers to find all the energy themed resources you'll need for your classroom. The website features an ever growing bank of curriculum-aligned resource materials for schools in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It's also brilliant for 11 to 16 year olds to use when studying for homework or exams.

29/03/2021
Our World, Our Impact: Energy, Transport and Travel

How does the energy we use and the way we travel impact our planet? ⚡

As we launch the final theme in the Our World, Our Impact programme, come with us on a journey to investigate the role renewable energy sources, as well as active travel choices, have in our transition to sustainable living. 🚶🏽‍♀️

💻 Log on to the Our World Our Impact Hub and let Glasgow Science Centre be your ticket to COP26.

📥 Sign up to the Our World, Our Impact newsletter on our website and use #OurWorldOurImpact​ on social media to get involved and keep up to date with our programme as it goes live.

ℹ️ Find out more at https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact



Filmmaker: Cameron Mackay
https://www.cameronmackay.co.uk​

The Our World, Our Impact programme is delivered with support from the Climate Change Division of the Scottish Government.

28/03/2021
GSCAtHome - Water World

Make a splash and pour over the unique properties of water in the 'Water World' #GSCAtHome playlist 💧

Harness its power, amaze your family with supcercool water, and make bathtime - sciencetime! 🛀

Featuring:

🥶 Supercool Water
🌪️ Tornado in a Bottle
🌊 Make Your Own Water Wheel
🥚 Density
⛵ Baths, Boats and Buoyancy
🌵 Tiny Terrariums
🧼 Soap and Pepper

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3HiMoKupdbJJ5ZtwU9zrpZKoURJoOmfV

It's Earth Hour tonight, Saturday 27th March, between 8.30 and 9.30pm!We've been inviting you to get #CuriousAboutOurPla...
27/03/2021

It's Earth Hour tonight, Saturday 27th March, between 8.30 and 9.30pm!

We've been inviting you to get #CuriousAboutOurPlanet this year, so here's a great opportunity to put your science know-how into action and get creative with the future you want to see by adding to WWF Scotland 's Great Scottish Canvas to celebrate #EarthHourScotland 🌍

Full details on how to contribute your pictures and stories here: https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/great-scottish-canvas

#OurWorldOurImpact

25/03/2021
CLIMATE INNOVATIONS: CUANTEC - BIOTECHNOLOGY

Join us as we explore how we can use innovation to tackle climate change as part of our Green Futures theme. Today, we are joined by CuanTec to investigate biotechnology and how we can use innovation to reduce plastic pollution and food waste.

CuanTec are a ground-breaking company based in Oban, Scotland. By looking at how nature uses its own materials, CuanTec scientists have developed a world first chitin-based packaging. This chitin bioplastic not only extends the shelf life of food wrapped within it but also breaks down completely unlike regular plastics.

♻️Regular plastics which take about 450 years to decompose!

🦐A major source of chitin is the shells of shellfish, this means it can be found in abundance in nature.

💡Glasgow Science Centre's new permanent exhibition, Idea No59 celebrates the innovative spirit in us all. On your next visit, come and explore the exciting process of taking ideas and bringing them to life.

For more information visit https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact/the-hub/climate-innovations-cuantec-biotechnology

#OurWorldOurImpact

Join us as we explore how we can use innovation to tackle climate change as part of our Green Futures theme. Today, we a...
23/03/2021

Join us as we explore how we can use innovation to tackle climate change as part of our Green Futures theme. Today, we are looking at satellites.

There are currently thousands of satellites orbiting our earth. These satellites, can monitor things like weather, cloud systems, ocean salinity and currents, oil spills and even fires. The data they collect helps us to monitor and protect our environment, manage our resources and respond to global humanitarian disasters.

🛰There are currently over 150 Earth Observation Satellites in orbit.

🚀NASA’s Suomi NPP mission uses the data it collects to monitor natural disasters such as wildfires, droughts and hurricanes.

🐧Biologists tracking penguin populations in the Antarctic have been able to do so by using satellite images.

For more information, and to see if you can identify trends related to climate change by using satellite images, visit https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/node/2712

#OurWorldOurImpact

Use science as an inspiration for your next art project!Look up to the skies for interstellar sparkle, make an impressio...
21/03/2021

Use science as an inspiration for your next art project!

Look up to the skies for interstellar sparkle, make an impression with trees, and bring the dinsoaur in your imagination roaring to life with our sci-art and design collection of #GSCAtHome videos.

Available now on our YouTube ▶ https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3HiMoKupdbI9R-mCtj6xaKVpfm2EipcB

Featuring:
🎨 Space for Art
🌲 Tree Art
🎞️ Animation Station
🔭 Constellation creation
⛵ Land Yachts
🪐 Design a Planet
🌌 Make a Nebula in Jar
🦖 Design-a-saurus

21/03/2021

Feeling inspired to explore biodiversity after watching Thomas the Thatcher yesterday?

Why not explore our additional resources:

💦Explore how we can use wetlands to grow useful crops!

🌳Join David and measure the biodiversity in your own garden or local green space.

🐦Want to give the biodiversity around your home a boost? Build a birdfeeder with Sam over at #GSCAtHome.

🐄Head over to our Biodiversity Week playlist, from GSCAtHome, for heeps more biodiversity content

& more…

Visit https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/node/2708

#OurWorldOurImpact

Today is International Day of Happiness! In this week's 'A Spark of Science,' we're looking at some chemicals in our bra...
20/03/2021

Today is International Day of Happiness! In this week's 'A Spark of Science,' we're looking at some chemicals in our brains that contribute to happy feelings.

Listen now on our Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/A-Spark-Of-Science-Happiness 🎧🕺

20/03/2021
Our Story, Our Future: Thomas the Thatcher

🐝 How can we make room in our lives for nature?

🏠 Watch the video and be inspired by the story of Thomas The Thatcher from Alette J. Willis.

For further resources on the theme of 'Our Green Futures', and information about Glasgow Science Centre's Our World, Our Impact programme, visit: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact/the-hub/our-story-our-future-thomas-the-thatcher

#OurWorldOurImpact #GreenFutures

Thomas The Thatcher was sourced from the book Dancing With Trees: Eco-Tales From The British Isles, authored by Allison Galbraith and Alette J. Willis, and published by History Press in 2017. It is a folk tale popularised by Traveller and storytelling great Duncan Williamson and available in its original form in The Coming Of The Unicorn, authored by Linda Williamson, and published by Floris Books in 2012.

Join us as we explore how we can use innovation to tackle climate change as part of our Green Futures theme. Today, we a...
18/03/2021

Join us as we explore how we can use innovation to tackle climate change as part of our Green Futures theme. Today, we are looking at paludiculture which is a fancy word for wet agriculture and forestry on peatlands.

💦 In the UK, wetlands account for 10% of our biodiversity and are excellent sites for some of our native pollinators.

🌱 Wetlands are a natural carbon store, helping to slow climate change.

🛒 You can help protect this ecosystem next time you’re at the garden centre by making sure any compost you buy is peat-free.

To find out more about wetlands farming, visit https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/node/2706

Join us as we explore how we can use innovation to tackle climate change as part of our Green Futures theme. Today, we a...
16/03/2021

Join us as we explore how we can use innovation to tackle climate change as part of our Green Futures theme. Today, we are looking at urban mining!

The world’s growing appetite for electronics is causing an increase in demand for many important metals. As a result, the traditional methods of mining them from the Earth’s crust are becoming increasingly environmentally unsustainable.

🥇 7% of the world’s gold is thought to be found in old, unused gadgets!

📱 ‘Urban mining’ is a new way of recycling our old gadgets as an alternative source of metals.

🔃 Creating a circular economy can help us reuse as much as possible from the products we make.

Find out more on our new blog https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/node/2705

Wanted: Assistant Graphic Designer Glasgow Science Centre have an excellent #PaidInternship opportunity for a disabled p...
15/03/2021
Assistant Graphic Designer Internship with Glasgow Science Centre (Closing date: 10:00 am on Monday 12 April 2021) | Inclusion Scotland

Wanted: Assistant Graphic Designer

Glasgow Science Centre have an excellent #PaidInternship opportunity for a disabled person (including D/deaf) to work in a small, collaborative team gaining experience in using specific graphic design tools and adding real value towards our current activities.

For further information and to apply, please visit the Inclusion Scotland website: https://inclusionscotland.org/assistant-graphic-designer-internship-with-glasgow-science-centre-2/

Closing date: 10am Monday 12 April 2021.

#WeCanWork #RealLivingWage

How do we see colour and light? In this week's *dazzling* #GSCAtHome playlist, we're finding out!From making your own ra...
14/03/2021

How do we see colour and light?

In this week's *dazzling* #GSCAtHome playlist, we're finding out!

From making your own rainbow to seeing the unseen universe, this colourful collection of at home videos is perfect for all the family to enjoy
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Including:

🌈 Make Your Own Rainbow
📸 Make a Pinhole Camera
👀 Make a Spectroscope
🐟 Fish in a Bowl
✒️ Ink Chromatography
🔭 Infra-red and Webb telescope
🧼 Bubble-ology
↔️ Reversing arrows

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3HiMoKupdbKiqe1KW6em9fxs6h-SJdHM

Join us as we explore how we can use innovation to tackle climate change as part of our Green Futures theme. Today, we a...
11/03/2021

Join us as we explore how we can use innovation to tackle climate change as part of our Green Futures theme. Today, we are looking at machine learning!

🖥️Computers can use Machine Learning, a type of Artificial Intelligence, to recognise patterns in sets of data. In the effort to conserve endangered animal populations Machine Learning is now playing a vital part in helping to identify different species.

📷In conservation work, scientists try to track populations of certain animal species by using methods like camera traps to capture images of animals in that location.

🐺In 2016 a group of researchers created a computer programme that could spot the difference between huskies and wolves. Can you tell the difference from the images below?

For the answers, and another example, visit https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/node/2704

Our Climate Innovations series explores some of the world’s most innovative technologies that can help us tackle climate...
09/03/2021

Our Climate Innovations series explores some of the world’s most innovative technologies that can help us tackle climate change now, and in the future. Join us today for our first innovation - vertical farming!

Imagine being able to create multiple different climates to grow a variety of crops just inches away from one another. That is what is possible with an Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) Growth Tower in a vertical farming environment.

🌿Vertical farms can produce 2-3 times more crops in half the time compared to growing in a glasshouse environment.
🌍You can put a vertical farm anywhere in the world from the hottest to the coldest climates, in city centres or rural locations.

To learn more about vertical farming, the future of agriculture, and how IGS are addressing global environmental needs visit https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/node/2702

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50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow
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BY BUSStagecoach X19 (Govan Road / Pacific Quay)First Bus No 90 (Paisley Road West)McGill's Bus 23 and 26 (Pacific Drive)City Sightseeing Tour Bus (Pacific Quay)BY TRAINExhibition Centre is located on the Argyle Line with regular services running from Glasgow Central and Partick Stations. There is a covered walkway from the station to SECC, from where you walk past the Crowne Plaza Hotel and over the river to Glasgow Science Centre (5-10 mins.)BY SUBWAYThe nearest station is Cessnock. Exit the station and turn left, then turn right onto Brand Street and then left onto Lorne Street. Turn left onto Pacific Drive and the entrance to Glasgow Science Centre is at the roundabout. (10-15 mins.)

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Hi Glasgow Science Centre. I am a psychology researcher who has previously run several studies involving fun games and puppets at the centre. I am now working on a new project at Abertay University (I was previously at Stirling) and was wondering if you could possibly help us out with a study we are conducting. The study is looking at the language used in school maths and reading activities and whether using self-referencing (I, You) can better enable children to understand and remember what they are reading. We are running this study via Zoom calls and think that it could be a good homeschooling activity. Could we potentially advertise this to parents via a poster on your page? Or perhaps on your blog or any other forum you may have for reaching parents of children aged 7-11? Thanks, and looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Charlotte
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Had a fab day today and we felt completely safe. The measures you have in place are amazing and didn’t impact our day in any way. Great day and brilliant service. Thanks For all your hard work!!
Why not join us for our GoSpaceWatch public Online Lecture on Wednesday 7th October at 7:30 pm UK Time. Dr Carly Howett from the Southwest Research Institute will discuss the proposed NASA mission, the Pluto System Orbiter "Persephone" For full details and tickets please see https://www.facebook.com/events/3383111558417993
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