How long has it been since you last went to a washroom? Probably not very long. That is one kind of environment that we are all quite familiar with, by necessity. But how long has it been since you went to a washroom and thought about science?
There’s lots of science in and around the toilet, and the Science Centre is calling for ideas for restroom-related exhibits, be it an exhibit in the gents’ or ladies’ that our visitors can interact with while doing their business, or something to be placed in our galleries that explains some scientific aspects of lavatories.
Toilet Science? This could cover anything from nutrition and digestion to pollution and recycling or the chemistry of smells. You could also use the mirrors to talk about reflection, the visitor’s own products to talk about gravity, or the length of the queue to illustrate statistical distributions…
Got any ideas? You can find out more about the requirements and how to submit your ideas at The Tech Virtual. Last time, the Science Centre asked for exhibits on Water, and we selected two projects to be built in our galleries, one of which is now in our new Scientist for a Day exhibition.
In the meantime, here’s a toilet-related video that was submitted to the Science of the City video competition (also on The Tech Virtual) that I blogged about a while ago.