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Moving without muscles: Plants as mechanical engineers

10:30am-12:00pm on Saturday 16 March
1:30pm-3:00pm on Saturday 16 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Sainsbury Laboratory , 47 Bateman Street , CB2 1LR

Plants do not have muscles, but they are great architects that can engineer a variety of structures for fast movement and growth. These abilities are fascinating and an inspiration for modern engineering and materials development. Join us to explore plant biomechanics: you will get to use real equipment, generate your own data and try to interpret the results – just as our researchers do every day.

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Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Tour, Workshop
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 20
Theme: Discovery, Environment
Accessibility: Hearing loop, Step-free access, Accessible toilet

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