Dr Jonathan Hare Science talks
Note: primary = P,  Secondary = S,  Sixth Form and Uni = 6F

I can provide science talks and workshops in schools and colleges for GCSE and A-level as well as for adult education Institutions.

The Discovery of C60
(GCSE - A-level) P, S, 6F

The story of the discovery, structure and properties of C60, Buckminsterfullerene (work which lead to the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry). Jonathan Hare was part of the pioneering Sussex team that developed ways of making the Fullerenes. The story will takes us from the tiny world of atoms to the vast worlds of astronomy. 

Key curriculum topics: chemistry, physics, astronomy

Hollywood Science
(GCSE/ A-level) S, 6F

Based on his BBC Hollywood Science TV series with actor Robert Llewellyn, Jonathan will explore the intriguing and sometimes unexpected science behind some of Hollywood's classic movies and stunts. 

Key curriculum topics: chemistry, physics, mathematics

Science of Breaking Bad (A-level) 6F

In this talk Jonathan will explore the science in the Breaking Bad series, the use and abuse of meth amphetamine, acid bath disposal of bodies, exploding crystals, poisonous gases and much more from the series. 

Key curriculum topics: chemistry, physics, mathematics 

A Comet tail
(A-level) 6F

This talk looks at data sent back by the Giotto PICCA probe that flew through the tail of comet Halley. During our re-analysis we discovered how good scientists can make mistakes through wrong assumptions and how essential (but challenging) it is to have clear thinking in science.

Key curriculum topics: chemistry, physics, astronomy

Fullerene Nanotech
(GCSE / A-level) S, 6F

Dr Jonathan Hare was part of the pioneering team that developed the Fullerenes at Sussex University that lead to the Nobel prize in Chemistry under Sir Harry Kroto. In this talk we journey through the discovery of these amazing carbon structures taking us from atoms blown out into the vastness of space by ancient stars to Buckyballs, nanotechnology and two Nobel prizes.

Key curriculum topics: chemistry, physics, technology 

Longboard Science
(GCSE) S, 6F

Longboarding has been around since the start of skateboarding and is currently undergoing a revival. With video clips and animations this talk goes deeper into the science and technology of skating.

Key curriculum topics: chemistry, physics, technology  

Lighthouses and the Fresnel lens (GCSE) S, 6F

Lighthouses have guided mariners and warned seafarers of danger for 1000's of years. This talk provides a little of the history and diversity of lighthouses. In particular we look at the important invention of the Fresnel lens that made it possible to efficiently create a high intensity light beam. The talk includes video clips of various lights and lighthouses around the world and their keepers including vidio clips of the Gatteville Lighthouse (France) from the BBC COAST TV series.

Key curriculum topics: physics, technology

Voice on a lightbeam
(GCSE) P, S, 6F

Based on one of the challenges from the Death Valley series of Rough Science (BBC2) we will learn how to use light not only to send morse code messages but incredibly actually put your own voice on the light - an experiment that in principle, could be used to communicate across the vacuum of space. In the workshop will make our own Rough Science experiments so you can put your voice on a lightbeam!

Key curriculum topics: 
physics, electronics 

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