Coral strength testing

Find out more about corals and how climate change is weakening coral structures. How do we test material strength? Try different ways to explore the strength of materials. Why not also make and decorate your own salt dough corals?

Overview

Topic:

Materials, Climate Change

Activity:

Arts and Crafts

Suitable for:

Individuals, Pairs

Age range:

Time:

15–30 minutes

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WHY NOT TRY

Coral Drama

Using drama activities this workshop explores the topics of the coral reefs of Scotland, the scientists and engineers helping them and what children can do themselves to help the environment

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NEED ANOTHER CHALLENGE?

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MEET OUR ENGINEER

Uwe, Mechanical Engineer

Uwe Wolfram is a Mechanical Engineer – his curiosity about the structures of living materials, like bones and corals, has inspired him to understand their mechanics, be able to predict potential failure, and design ways to prevent bone fractures or coral collapses.

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STORY TIME

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