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Ideas Studio

  • 8 and Over
  • Climate Change
  • Materials
  • Our Planet

Rock Powered Planet: Mining, Recycling and Sustainability

Rocks and minerals are vital for technology including smartphones, wind turbines and solar panels, but do we really have enough supply to meet the growing demand?
  • 8 and Over
  • Engineering
  • Materials
  • Our Planet

Your Rock Powered Smartphone

What’s the connection between a volcano and a touch screen? Learn about the rocks and minerals that make up smartphones and how things need to change so we can keep up with the growing demand.
  • 8 and Over
  • Climate Change
  • Materials
  • Our Planet

Rock Powered Planet: Going Green

Learn how rocks and minerals from the earth are a vital part of going green, as we move away from harmful fossil fuels.
  • 8 and Over
  • Materials
  • Our Planet

Potato Bioplastics

Plastic from potatoes? Is it possible? Find out more about research into biopolymers and sustainable plastics.
  • 11 and Over
  • Materials
  • Our Planet

Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

Plastic waste is a worldwide issue, find out how scientists from The University of Strathclyde are working to develop Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging.
  • 11 and Over
  • Materials
  • Our Planet

Football Pitch Microplastics

You may not realise it but the little bits of black plastic you find in your shoes after playing football on an artificial pitch are a microplastic and can harm the environment.
  • 13 and Over
  • Materials
  • Our Planet

Forever Chemicals – What are they and what can we do about them?

Dr Kerry Dinsmore explains the persistent problem with PFAS, and how this group of harmful industrial chemicals are replacing plastic as we rush to find sustainable alternatives to food packaging.
  • 8 and Over
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Materials

Glasgow Tower Uncovered

Join us for a tour of the Glasgow Tower, part of Glasgow’s unique skyline since 2001. It is the tallest tower in Scotland, and it holds the Guinness World Record for the only tower in the world that can fully rotate.
  • 11 and Over
  • Industry
  • Materials
  • Our Planet

Climate Innovations: Bioplastics

We meet Dr Tracy White, from CuanTec to investigate how innovation in biotechnology can reduce plastic pollution and food waste.