YOUNGSTERS will be able to inspect fossils, make music, master Morse code and find out about computer code in a celebration of British Science Week.

Scarborough Library will be holding drop-in sessions on Saturday, March 16 from 10.30am until 2.30pm.

Hidden Horizons, the Scarborough-based science education company, will take along a fascinating collection of ancient fossils for fossil handling sessions. There will also be the opportunity to do hands-on experiments, including making music on a banana keyboard and mastering Morse code on a Microbit.

On show, too, will be the work of the ECOde Project. Supported by the Essential Life Skills fund, the library has been working with local environmental charity Invisible Dust on this exciting project, which runs until July. Participants learn computer coding, using programmes such as Scratch and Sonic Pi. In this first part of the project, the ECOde group, aged between eight and 13, has been capturing local sounds of the sea, bird song in parks and underwater noises using special hydrophones – microphones that record sound in water – and will be on hand to reveal the results of their work. Rob Mackay, sound artist for the project, said: “Listening to the sounds of Scarborough has allowed children to gain a wider awareness of the environment of the area."