Looking for something to do with the smallies?
Cork Science Festival 2022 gets underway this weekend with accessible science for people of all ages and interests throughout Cork.
With everything from a free family day with live science shows, to behind-the-scenes science tours, lab visits, fascinating expert talks in venues and schools throughout Cork, hands on workshops with lego robotics, dry ice and DNA, at home kits and virtual science, getting up close with science has never been cooler!
Taking place this weekend, ‘Celebrate Science’ family fun day happens on Sunday (13th November) at the Western Gateway Building in UCC. There will be a ‘Fun-believable Science Show’ with Doctor Brain as he demonstrates juggling and circus tricks, and another called ‘Its Only Water!’ where attendees will learn how to recognise and name properties of water – freezing, boiling, melting, condensing, dissolving, and evaporating. Both live science shows feature audience participation to try out the science but be prepared to get wet!
Learn it, Irelands LEGO Education Partner, will also give families the opportunity to build and program a Lego Robot, while a session called Machines and Mechanisms will use LEGO education resources to predict, estimate, observe, measure, and record investigations.
Fantastic DNA (recommended for 8 -10-year-olds) will introduce kids to the exciting world of living things, cells and DNA, through an interactive hands-on workshop, and StemWizz will offer mini robot building workshops for children aged 7 plus.
They will also have a special Coding Workshop aimed at older students aged 11 to 12 – visitors to this workshop will get to enjoy a hands-on workshop sparking conversations about the science of green energy storage along with fascinating activity stands. They’ll also have a very ‘cool’ sub-zero dry ice lab which will demonstrate some pretty incredible and interactive dry ice experiments.
Starting on Sunday, the festival has a jam-packed daily calendar of events featuring over 300 opportunities to engage with science over the 7 days. All events must be booked in advance as spaces are limited. See www.corksciencefestival.ie