February 15-26. The vPlus Festival is an online festival from Potential Plus UK, full of workshops, webinars and discussions for young people with enquiring minds, their families and schools.

Castaway Science – Jonathan Hare – Ages 7-10

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Castaway Science – Jonathan Hare – Ages 7-10

Ages 7-10

If you found yourself ship-wrecked or cast-away on a deserted island, could you use science to find out where on the Earth you are? We will explore how you can make simple homemade tools and use some basic astronomy to discover our latitude and longitude.

Session Materials: pen and paper

Please note that a version of this session ran on Thursday 17th February for children aged 11+

Session Presenter

Jonathan Hare

Jonathan Hare

Jonathan Hare is a physicist, science communicator and television presenter. He was one of the first people to make and extract C60 Buckminsterfullerene, the football shaped molecule, and was one of the presenters on the BBC Rough Science series.

Event Hours(1)

  • Tues 22nd Feb

    11.30 - 12.30

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