The 15th Galway Science and Technology Festival includes shows and activities for primary and secondary school students. There will also be a family day out at the Final Day Exhibition on Sunday 25 November at NUI Galway.
The programme of events includes three new shows:
- Dr Ken’s Entertaining Science Circus Show, where students will learn how circus performers make use of scientific principles in their tricks and stunts
- Jumping Clay by Jim Daly, an education programme for 3D clay modelling that can be used in animation or just making popular art
- Exploring Cells, for fifth- and sixth-class students, a hands-on practice of cellular and molecular biology for budding explorers
Popular shows making a welcome return to schools again this year include the K’nex Roadshow, which is based on a dynamic open ended spatial building system, and Blackrock Castle Observatory’s StarDome, where students can discover the wonders of the night sky in their own school hall.
Jane McLoughlin’s Fun with Science presents easy science experiments and use of recycled materials and everyday foods to learn about science.
See and experience the magic of radio with a Galway Bay FM School Tour for your class and experience the technology involved in producing a live radio programme, or visit the National Computer and Communications Museum, which provides a fascinating insight to the development of communications and computing technology from ancient hieroglyphics to today’s internet.
NUI Galway is running many shows and events including 3D Tours of the Universe at the Centre of Astronomy, which will take the audience on a trip from the earth to nearby stars, across our Galaxy to groups of stars, and finally through the whole Universe.
The School of Chemistry at NUI Galway is running Kitchen Chemistry, aimed at introducing primary school children to the exciting world of Chemistry, and the Zoology Museum and the Computer Museum will also be open on the day.
GMIT, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, will host workshops for students including Skin Deep, which demonstrates how transdermal skin patches work, and the Forensics Workshop looking at poisons and forgeries.
Get the programme of events at www.galwayscience.ie
Make a booking at www.galwayscience.eventbrite.com