Sunday 8 December 2019

Science Week starts with a big bang

Sarah O’Toole (4) taking part in the Curiosity Lab at Smock Alley Theatre in Temple Bar, Dublin.
Sarah O’Toole (4) taking part in the Curiosity Lab at Smock Alley Theatre in Temple Bar, Dublin.
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Air bazookas and musical watermelons were the star attractions at the Curiosity Lab in Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre.

The Lab is being run in conjunction with the 19th annual National Science Week and hopes to unlock children's interest in the sciences in an engaging and entertaining way.

"The bazookas demonstrate what wind power is, but in a fun way," said Curiosity Lab founder Ellen Byrne.

More than 800 events are being held around the country during the course of the festival, which kicked off yesterday and runs until November 16.

Science boffins in Limerick can grow their own crystals and quiz Seven Summits climber Paul Devaney at the Hunt Museum next Saturday, November 15. RTE forecaster Evelyn Cusack will host a lecture on Ireland's wet weather at the Sligo Science Fair tomorrow.

Trinity zoologist Sean Kelly will discuss new bird species, the Wakatobi, at the Midlands Science Festival this evening at the Abbeyleix Heritage House.

Meanwhile, a reptile village will be set up in the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology on November 16.

Irish Independent

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