Science tent returns, bigger and better than ever!

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AES Solar are hosting an Interactive Science Spectacular at Piping At Forres. Picture: Marc Hindley

AES Solar, the only Scottish solar panel manufacturer based in Moray, will return to the region’s biggest one day event to entertain visitors with science related activities including an organic vegetable orchestra.

The Forres-based firm will once again be operating its Interactive Science Tent at Piping At Forres and due to the success last year, they have opted for a bigger marquee so there are more hands-on activities on offer.

George Goudsmit, managing director of AES Solar explained: “Piping At Forres is a huge event for Moray and as a local business it is really important for us to get involved and be part of it. We had a huge amount of fun last year and booked an even bigger marquee as soon as last year’s event was over.

“The science tent will be fun and will provide something different. It will appeal to little and big kids alike. The key to the success of the event is collaboration and we are delighted to have representatives from the T-Exchange, the Falconer Museum and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) ambassadors who are working with the Aberdeen Science Centre.”

Visitors will be able to tune into their musical prowess by playing on a variety of instruments all made from organic vegetables including drums made from cabbages and a keyboard created from carrots.

The orchestra is being provided by the T-Exchange, a group which combines creative thinking, practical skills and new or old technology to make innovative objects and devices.

The organisation will also return with its popular Mars Rover, remote control vehicle whilst STEM Ambassadors co-ordinated by Aberdeen Science Centre will provide interactive activities such as circuits and electronics kits, science demos and maths puzzles.

Also returning to the attraction is Falconer Museum which will provide its kinetic bike and craft activities.

AES Solar is also providing solar related activities which include a solar panel table where people can charge their mobile phones for free and the chance for youngsters to race solar boats.

“We have put a lot of time into this to ensure there is a huge range of activities on offer. We will have something that will appeal to everyone. It will be a lot of fun,” added George.

Piping at Forres takes place in Forres Grant Park on June 30.