Appliance of science

Published 20/11/2013 | 05:20

St Vincent's TY students take a closer look at forensics during Science Week.

ST Vincent's students discovered a burning, bubbling, exploding, magical experience this year as 'Scientific Sue' paid a visit to the school.

Spooky slime, magical colour changing potions and foul-smelling ghostly gases were just a few of the extraordinary demonstrations performed by one of Ireland's leading science communicators.

'First year students were very much hands on as they took part in experiments during the first day of events which included exploding rocks, jelly worms and of course Norbert, the fire breathing dragon,' explained teacher Carmel Clyne.

'This show which recently featured on the RTE news truly brings Science to life.'

She said that on the second day of events, Transition year students became C.S.I agents for the day as they got a true insight into the world of forensics. This workshop enabled students to solve crimes using fingerprinting techniques, blood typing and powder analysis.

'Overall students thoroughly enjoyed both events & learned that Science really is fun. To learn more about how to bring 'Science to life'.

Check out Scientific Sue's website

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