Archive for February, 2013

Scrapheap challenge online science event 2013

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2013 by geevor

claire rOnline event

If you are too far away to get to Geevor, you can still join in.

From the 11th of March we will launch our online waterwheel challenge.

Our Facebook page and blog will show simple instructions on how to make your own water wheel using just a plastic bottle, barbeque spears, string and sticky tape. It will show how to use the wheel to power your own spinner optical illusion or cage (mining lift).

Email a picture of your finished wheel ( and we will put them up and choose a winner who will receive free family entry to Geevor.

Scrapheap challenge public event- Sun March 24th 10 am-2pm

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2013 by geevor


 Everybody is invited.

Come to Geevor and have a go at our award winning scrapheap challenge. 

Build your own water wheel, If yours is the fastest you will win a £25 gift token for the Geevor shop.

Use your wheel to perform a twurling optical illusion.

Normal admission prices apply. Run as a drop in session between 10am-2pm on Sunday March 24th.

Suitable for all family members.


Scrapheap Challenge – Free event for Year 7 students

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2013 by geevor

scrapheap challege


National Science and Engineering Week (15th -24th March 2013).

Winning Event

Last year our Scrapheap Challenge won the top prize of “Best Engineering Event“ throughout the whole of National Science and Engineering week! So thank you very much to all the schools who participated last year and helped make it such a success.

 We challenge you to design and build a waterwheel out of everyday scrap materials provided by Geevor. Your  water wheel must pull a cart the furthest distance in the fastest time.


School prize

The winning school will receive £100 for your school science or technology club plus the Trophy for a year.

Team prize

The winning team (up to 5 students a team) – you will get free family entry to Geevor for a year.

Every participant

Every entry will receive a certificate showing the test results of their water wheel.

This year you can also use the event to complete a bronze CREST award.

Contact Jo Buckingham for more details on 01736 788662 oe email