Physics

Stop Motion Animation

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Location: 
Marquis Hall, Bangor

We will be learning about different ways to make stop motion animation films. From plasticine to lego and also using ourselves to create stop motion animation. 
There are various apps you can download to your smartphone or tablet. iMotion is an app that we have used with success. 
Please bring a smartphone or tablet with a stop motion app. There will be extra's available if you don't have your own.

Consider beforehand how you will keep the camera steady for each shot. Small phone tripods are available from Amazon.

Wild Children of the Wild Woods

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 11:00am
Location: 
An Creagan
Wild Children

Meeting again for another wonderful time in the wild woods.

First half of the session will be a gardening activity (perhaps wildlife gardening?!) and the second half can be freeplay in the Wild Woods. 

May include building some bird boxes, bug boxes, a bug hotel, planting flowers and veg in containers, fire, painting trees, marshmallows and getting dirty.

Bring a picnic, a change of clothes and wet weather gear - our run of good luck on the weather can't last for ever!

Wild Woods

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
An Creagan
Wild Woods

Playing in the 'Wild Woods' at An Creagán. Water, mud, fire, sticks, marshmallows and more mud. Bring a picnic and wet weather gear (wellies, waterproof everything, a change of clothes), we won't give up just because it happens to rain!

"I’ve booked you in for the 22nd April and the numbers are totally flexible. With the Wild Woods there is no guided programme, but I usually walk the group down and welcome them as we light the campfire and then it’s off to play. We normally put out pond nets, buckets and spades, den building materials, paints and maybe some other junk art stuff and the children are free to move around as they please and engage in whatever activities appeal to them – parents can stand back and supervise."

The science of flight

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
Lisburn Museum
Aerodynamics

Aimed at 6-11 years, no charge but booking essential, contact us to be put in touch with the organiser.

http://www.lisburnmuseum.com/2015/03/science-programme-2015/

From Sheep to Jumper

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Location: 
Marquis Hall, Bangor

From Sheep to Jumper- This co-op will take us through all the processes needed to create and knit or crochet with yarn. From washing wool, carding, spinning, plying, knitting and more. There will be a chance to try spinning yourself on a spinning wheel and with drop spindle.

Volcanoes on the Beach

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Portrush
Volcano

Moved in the hope of better weather...

Making sand volcanoes and adding baking soda and vinegar for an eruption! Other volcano related activities.

Soft Play meet up

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Wacky Workshop, Portrush

Meet and play.

Clay and Pottery

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Coleraine West Community Centre

Pinch and coil pots, or free form! Air drying clay, wear old clothes. All welcome, just let us know.

Fire Station trip

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Cadogan Fire Station, Lisburn road, Belfast
Fire Engine

A visit to the fire station on the Lisburn rd Belfast? The education officer has been very nice and they can cater for mixed ages  

Possible dates and times are: 24th Nov 2pm 6 adults 15 children interested.

Phone Michele on 07887 297727 if you are interested or can no longer attend at the last minute.

 

Weather

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Location: 
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Weather Map

The seasons, collecting weather data, extreme weather, cloud formations, satellite imaging and predictions. 
Have a look at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/education/ for some great information and resources.

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