Discovery Planet present: Plastic Unwrapped
Plastic Unwrapped is a series of three fun-filled workshops which tell you everything you need to know about plastic: What is it; what’s the problem, and how can scientists help to solve it?
What to expect
Working scientists from Kent University will be delivering the sessions, which include hands-on activities and experiments, and you will have the chance to ask as many questions as you like, including how you could become a scientist yourself! They are particularly excited to show you the cutting-edge research they are carrying out into alternatives to traditional single-use plastics and will suggest some experiments to try at home.
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About Discovery Planet
Discovery Planet is an award-winning social enterprise which brings inspirational, enriching and creative experiences to the heart of communities. At the same time as providing an accessible way to learn, we animate public spaces and provide a focus around which organisations and individuals can pull together to make their local area a better place.
Since we first brought a vast inflatable planetarium to Ramsgate Town Centre in 2013, well over 12,000 people have taken part in our interactive workshops, and many more have enjoyed the creative activities we deliver alongside each event to enable people to explore their learning in different ways. We weave our activities into people’s everyday lives by popping up in unexpected places, such as empty shops, market stalls, and community halls. We have worked with institutions and individuals such as the University of Kent, STEM Ambassadors and QMUL’s Centre of the Cell and events have included lie-detector testing and fingerprinting; eating insect-based foods from market stalls; and running a pop-up Chemistry Lab to explore how matter reacts to ultra-low temperatures. We have smashed flowers, put our heads in real clouds, eaten beetles and much more!