Today we welcomed Declan Holmes and his science show to a lucky school in Laois this year! The show is a fun and engaging way for children to learn about science in ways they can easily related to. It began with heating and friction, seeing the colour of materials change with heat. Students found out how planes fly with hovering sweets and balloon helicopters. Then came exploring rockets and air cannons. Who could ask for more when it comes to blending education and learning with fun and excitement?!
Pupils got to learn about a range of sea creatures with underwater experts Marine Dimensions while the Science Circus also rolled into town to provide some science entertainment for a group of pupils in Athlone where power drills, basketballs and smelly socks were just some of the bizarre props that were used to entertain pupils whilst also teaching them about science in an engaging way.
The Exploration Dome made its way to Coolderry today and provided a fantastic interactive astronomy journey right on their own doorstep! The mobile planetarium dome is 6 metres in diameter and can sit up to 45 children. The shows began with an introduction to Astronomy followed by a full dome film with various different subjects such as earth science, Maths and Astronomy. It can be difficult for young children to take in lots of information around these types of subjects but the Exploration Dome makes it fun and keeps children engaged.
Thursday really has been a day of sheer entertainment at this year’s Midlands Science Festival and its not over yet! We are licking our lips as tomorrow we are having chocolate-Yum!!