Science -- Your Future, Scotland's Future
SCI-FUN Primer Exhibits
Here is a brief overview of the current SCI-FUN Primer exhibits (more are under development). This will shortly be augmented with images and explainer notes for each exhibit.

Reverse Handwriting
Can you train your brain to write a message while only seeing the image in a mirror?

How does the body work? How can we work out how far an object is from us? How can our food travel uphill during digestion? Why does our heart muscle never get tired?

Strings and Curves
It’s possible to make curves from a series of straight lines.

Puzzles 1
How to pack objects into spaces.

Learn the properties of magnets while making shapes with the rods and ball bearings.

Magnets 1
A pendulum with chaotic behaviour and marbles which appear to have minds of their own show the properties of magnets.

A variety of experiments showing the properties of prisms, lenses and mirrors.

Remote-control Cars
Guiding the car around the course tests hand/eye coordination as well as looking at how signals can be used in remote controls.

Alternative Energy
Alternative energy is a greener way of producing electricity. Learn how the power of the wind can be harnessed to produce electricity.

Magnets 2
This demonstrates how the magnet in a compass allows the needle to point North.

Genetic Faces
Try different combinations of features to make as many different faces as possible. By making a mum and dad and combining their features to make their child we can see how we often resemble our parents.

Puzzles 2
Puzzles to test your problem solving skills.

Molecular Memory
A memory game: all the components of a molecule must be found to score a point.

Puzzles 3
Arrange the pieces to fit into the cube.

Molecular Models
Using only a few atoms, many different types of molecules can be made.

Hot and Cold
Investigate the temperaure and heat conduction of objects.

Friction Road
Why are cars more likely to skid on icy roads? A look at the forces of friction and gravity, showing their effect on cars using a friction ramp.

Sloping cones
Four cones of varying slopes illustrate the principle of forces and friction, in this case related to the ability to grip an object, using a variety of materials.

Similar to snooker, with a ramp instead of a snooker cue. Pot the balls by changing the angle of the ramp to the target ball.