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.


Three Wonderful Experiments You Can Do at Home – Jonathan Hare – Ages 8-11

Jonathan Hare Session - Experiments for children with parabolic mirror and electric coils

Three Wonderful Experiments You Can Do at Home – Jonathan Hare – Ages 8-11

Ages 8-11

One reason I chose to be a scientist is that I love making things. I think science is a creative activity that explores how the universe works. In this talk I want to show you three experiments you can try at home using inexpensive and easy to get materials. These include: parabolic solar heater, electricity generation and light beam communications. Many of these experiments were demonstrated in the challenges set during the six Open University BBC Rough Science TV series that I appeared in. The talk will include demonstrations and video clips from the TV series.

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 23rd Feb

    11.30 - 12.30

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