Glebelands School rounded off its Community Science Week with a spectacular Science Magic ... Magic Science show presented by Professor Ian Dunne. An audience of 300 guests, which included pupils and parents from all the schools in the community, along with a host of other people, were thoroughly entertained for more than an hour during Thursday's event. "Professor Dunne is a Science educator in the broadest sense." said a spokesman for the school."His show uses a whole range of fascinating demonstrations to look at how Science has been used in conjuring tricks over the ages." "Some of his demonstrations showed how easy it is to trick the eye, while others were Science that just looked like magic."The audience was shown how electrostatics could levitate a balloon, get Barbie’s hair to stand on end and make a plastic squid dance. "Ian played a saw with a violin bow, a metal rod by stroking it and a theremin without even touching it," said the spokesman.
"An ancient Egyptian trick made water seemingly leap out of a bowl and fire was made to appear out of thin air."
Source - Surrey Advertiser