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Boys in the bubble – for sake of education

Caroline Crawford and Declan Rooney

Published 13/11/2012 | 05:00

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BUDDING scientists are being encouraged to act out and experiment this week – all in the name of science.

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Events are taking place at schools, libraries and colleges throughout the country to try and entice the next generation with the mysteries of the universe as part of National Science Week.

Scientists in Galway are trying to interest soccer fans by examining the physics behind 'Bending It Like Beckham'.

James Soper's show will explain the physics behind the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star's technique.

It can be seen three times a day during the second week of the Galway Science and Technology Festival, which runs until Sunday November 25.

Organisers hope to increase the uptake of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects (STEM) among young people over the two-week free event.

Primary school children have been learning about the fun and science of bubbles at the Bubble Show in Waterford Institute of Technology.

At the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Lauren Wilson Radley, from Whitefriar Street Primary School, was learning about the science behind the five human senses at the 'Come to Your Senses' workshop.

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