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Lowry Outlet Laboratory

What’s happening:
Join the Lowry Outlet Laboratory with Dragons Den winners SUBLIME SCIENCE during February Half term to discover new and exciting facts and take part in incredible experiments for junior scientists! 

Upstairs near the Plaza Windows

Tuesday 20th- Friday 23rd February

11am - 4pm

The Experiments: 

Using four unusual objects learn about how sounds are made.

Sweet Making
Get creative, and make your own sherbet mix

Learn about gravity and surface area, blasting smoke rings across the room with an airzooka, making amazing smoky bubbles using a simple bubble blower

Slime Making
You will make your own gooey slime, which you can take home with you!


What else:

Experiments to do at Home:

Make sure you pick up one of our flyers with instructions for experiments that our Junior Scientists can do at home.


Help George make his Marvellous Medicine:

Don’t forget! We also have our trail where you can help George find all of the ingredients for his marvellous medicine, the trail map is available for you to complete between 10th February - 25th February. Pick one up at the Customer Service Desk.


You could win a family ticket to see Metta's Little Mermaid' Circus show on  Tuesday 10th April at 7pm  at Lowry Theatre

How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano:

Things you'll need:

•         A big piece of cardboard

•         A 1-liter (35-ounce) plastic bottle

•         Newspaper

•         A big bowl

•         1 cup of flour

•         2 cups of water

•         Masking tape

•         Paint

•         Scissors (Always supervise children when using scissors)

Here's what to do:

1.    Cut the spout off of the water bottle.

2.    Tape the water bottle, open side up, to the cardboard using the masking tape.

3.    Scrunch together balls of newspaper. Tape them around the water bottle with masking tape, making sure not to cover the opening of the water bottle. This will be the model for the volcano.

4.    Mix together the flour and water until you have a thick paste.

5.    Tear strips of newspaper.

6.    Dip the newspaper strips in the paste and pull them out. This is the paper mache.

7.    Place the wet newspaper strips over and around the balls of newspaper, covering up all the balls. This will be the sides of the volcano. The strips should extend from the top of the model out to the cardboard base.

8.    Allow the model to dry thoroughly overnight.

9.    Paint the paper mache volcano so that it looks like a real volcano

10.   Add 2/3 tablespoons of Baking Soda, a splash of red food colouring, then slowly pour in the white vinegar. Stand back and watch it erupt!


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