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Free Science Fair @ The Edge (State Library of Queensland)

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Hmmm - grow your own clothes from bacterial yeast? Power an LED lamp using a potato? Using fruit and vegetables to make music?

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Making Nitrogen Ice Cream - wikipedia


The Edge's Science Fair sounds VERY interesting. With over 50 activities, the interactive program explores the science of everyday life.

Join kinetic artist, Michael Candy in the Untitled Sound Project to literally make sweet music - as low voltage electric currents pass through various fruits and vegetables to make different weird sounds.

Make and Take Sessions (1-4pm):
Get involved in your own experiments and enter them into the Science Fair Awards.
Preserved flora jewellery- craft a brooch, ring or pendant from plant samples.
Vege Powered Lamp - turn a potato into a battery
Bio-fueled Volcano - using yeast instead of vinegar and bi-carb
Liquid Nitrogen Sorbet - molecular gastromony.
Bio Boat Derby - DIY yeast powered boat to race.
Belly Button Bio-Diversity - what is in there anyway?

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Belly button bio-diversity?


Workshops (1 and 3pm):

Microscopy for fashion - take photos with a telescope, then print it onto fabric.
DIY Organic Textiles - grow prepare and sew your own cellulose outfit.
Bio-Acoustic Soundscapes - learn to record.= and edit the soundscape of the human body.
Spoken Science - slam poetry for scientists.

Science Fair Awards Ceremony @ 4.30pm:
Opening ceremony will feature Non-Newtonian DJ/VJ set (see here for a bizarre sneak peek). The awards will be your chance to showcase your experiments created in the make and take sessions - fun prizes for the tastiest liquid nitrogen sorbet, most imaginative resin jewellery, hugest volcanic yeast explosion, fastest bio boat, and brightest veggie lamp.

Mad Scientist Tea Party @ 6pm:
Discover the world of Microbioreactor Technology expert, University of Queensland Post Doctorate Bioengineer, Drew Titmarsh. $10, including a pot of tea. Book here.
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Why? Join free hands-on science workshops
When: Saturday, June 23, 1-7.30pm
Where: The Edge, State Library of Qld
Cost: Free
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