Monday Science Madness!

We are really excited about our science festival events today! First, we are off to Laois to celebrate science with the Junior Einsteins Science Club for a day of fun and engaging experiments.  This unique club incorporates core science into hands-on sessions designed to stimulate and create a love of science and nature. Pupils will get to make and do their own experiments wearing their lab coats and goggles and using real scientific equipment including a university grade Van Der Graff Generator.

We have career talks and STEM inspiration with Intel in Moate thanks to Midlands native, Bridget Molloy.

Then its over to Offaly! A key theme for this year is that of heritage and Midlands Science has teamed up with Creative Ireland to provide one Offaly school with a project which celebrates the work of a local nineteenth century pioneering scientist, microscopist and naturalist Mary Ward, who was working at a time when it was very difficult for women to be taken seriously in any field other than the domestic. We look forward to seeing how this one goes!

And there’s more!

The Exploration Dome is a mobile digital planetarium & science education service offering schools and event organisers an invaluable science resource and experience. Suitable for all age groups the planetarium ensures everyone is given the opportunity to learn all about space and science in a fantastic, fun and safe educational environment. The dome is on its way to Athlone this year. Each show starts with an introduction into Astronomy followed by a full dome film with different subjects, e.g. Earth science, Maths and Astronomy etc so it is learning but in a fun way!
Tonight, we celebrate all things canine at our special public ‘Science of Dogs’ event in Athlone Institute of Technology before gearing up for another day of busy, science fun across the Midlands again tomorrow!
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