How long does a second last? How did we decide how far a metre is? What is the difference between light and dark?
Are you using metric or imperial? Or a mixture of both like this writer? Units of measurement are part of our everyday lives but you might not know that the ways in which we measure the world around us are changing!
Join the Institute of Physics on Saturday 18th May and the National Physical Laboratory for a day of fun, free science activities for all the family. Explore a range of amazing mini-games and hands-on demonstrations, take part in arts and craft activities and go on a discovery trail around their new home in King’s Cross.
Activities are suitable for children aged 5-11 but there will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy! Free snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
No registration needed – just turn up. More info here.
For more fun science themed events coming in during half-term and the late May bank holiday check out our events section.