Scientists busk it ..

SKILLS Rita Tojeiro, a researcher at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth
SKILLS Rita Tojeiro, a researcher at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth Grammar School pupils, back from left  to right: Sam Rush, Oliver Clark, Hermione Barrick, Michaela Clancy, Ilana Berney, Lizzy Greenfield, Charlotte Phillips, Grace Goodfellow, Caleb Barron, Robert Merriam. Front row, left to right: Katie Morrison, Gemma Webb, Lana Watt, Alfie Perry-Ward

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SCIENTISTS at the University of Portsmouth left their labs and went ‘busking’ with experiments on the streets.

The team set up in Commercial Road where they put on a show for passers-by - and showed how to insert a kebab skewer into a balloon without bursting it and how pumping air in a bottle filled with marshmallows makes them expand, among other mind-bending scientific tricks.

The event, which formed part of National Science and Engineering Week, was a collaborative effort between the university and the British Science Association’s Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch.

Chairman Timothy Clemson said: ‘We want to engage people with some fun science demos.’

The team were out again in Guildhall Square today.