National Science Week returns to the Alton Towers Resort during Monday 24th - Friday 28th March 2014!
Discover more about forces and learn how the combination of gravity, a 30 metre drop and 85 kilometres per hour affects your body! Then enjoy the rest of your day experiencing the science behind Alton Towers Resort's biggest rollercoasters!
After a hugely successful 2013 and 2014, National Science and Engineering Week will be exploding to life at the Alton Towers Resort in 2015!
In 2015, there will be many fantastical shows and workshops taking place that are suitable for both primary and secondary school pupils
The aim of the annual event is to help inspire the next generation with the wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths with events and activities for all. National Science Week shines the spotlight each March on how the sciences, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives, and helps to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with fun and participative events and activities.For more information, please visit www.nsew.org.uk.
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Show location: The Chapel in The Towers
Learn about the stars, light, sun temperatures, planets, seasons and the galaxy with The Little Star That Could 360 degree show. Follow Little Star on his search for other planets and along the way meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies!
The Little Star show will be running daily during National Science Week at 10:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 15:30.
While learning about eclipses, the Ice Age, Earth's water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through the canyons of raging rivers, hot flowing lava, and of course, some rides at the Alton Towers Theme Park along the way too, in this fantastic 360 degree show!
The Earth's Wild Ride show will be running daily during National Science Week at 09:30, 11:30 and 13:30.
Show location: The Towers Suite
Feel the friction, mess with magnets and get to grips with gravity.
Who is the most attractive? Do heavy things really fall faster? Is there gravity on the moon? Action and reaction, speed and energy take you out of this world to discover that forces feel very different in space and at the Alton Towers Theme Park in this hands-on 360 degree show!
The Forces show will be running daily during National Science Week at 09:45, 10:30, 11:45, 13:15, 14:00 and 15:00.
Show location: Corporate Hospitality Suite
Discover how our new attraction, The Smiler, works in The Science of Rollercoasters: Live. Step into our workshop and learn how the combination of gravity, a 30 metre drop and a speed of 85 kilometres per hour affects your body! We will also look at the designs and affects of our other thrilling Rollercoasters such as Oblivion and Rita.
The Science of Rollercoasters: Live will be running daily during National Science Week at 09:45, 11:00, 12:30, 13:45 and 15:00.
To celebrate National Science Week, we broke the official Guinness World Record for the Largest Practical Science Lesson! A massive 927 pupils assembled on the Theme Park to participate in the captivating class!
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