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Live Science: Meet the Scientists



Live Science is an ongoing programme offering students the chance to take part in real scientific research studies. It's a great opportunity to meet scientists and find out what they do.

At the start of your session the scientists will give a short introduction about their work pitched appropriately for the age of your group. Then students who have received parental consent to participate (see below) will complete the activity.

Current study - What Makes You Laugh and Cry?

How do you feel when you hear someone laugh or cry? Do you sometimes find yourself joining in?

Come and help our Live Science researchers from University College London find out how and why we respond to other people laughing and crying.

The study can accommodate ten pupils at a time and the session lasts about 35 minutes.

This study is for age 7 upwards and it is available for booking by schools on Wednesday and Fridays during term time from 11 March to 18 April 2015. Students visiting with their families can also participate on Saturdays during this period.

Parental consent
Because this is a medical research project, parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18 to take part.

When you make a booking for this event we will send you a consent form to pass on to parents or guardians for completion. The researchers will collect the completed forms on the day.

Pupils who do not have completed consent forms will be able to do other activities. If no-one has completed consent forms we regret that you will not be able to take up your session. Please let us know so that we can release the slots to other visitors.

35 minutes
Suitable for:
ages 7 upwards
Places per session:
10 (plus adults)
Pre-booking req'd:
Supervisory ratio:


November 2015

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