Kids look into a fu­ture in science

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LUKE and Zoe may have been peer­ing down into a seem­ingly never end­ing vor­tex, but for the sci­en­tists be­hind the Shell Ques­ta­con Science Cir­cus, they hope they might just be star­ing at a new ca­reer.

More than 500 ea­ger kids flooded the Grafton Sports Cen­tre to see the road­show, run by Aus­tralian

Na­tional Univer­sity science com­mu­ni­ca­tions Masters stu­dents.

The floor man­ager said it was about mak­ing science ex­cit­ing.

“The idea is to make it hands-on science, and make it ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery­one,” she said.

“There’s a bit of science in ev­ery­thing from cook­ing and clean­ing, and we’re hop­ing that their ac­cess to this is an­other step on the path to mak­ing these kids our next sci­en­tists.”

Photo: Adam Houri­gan

DOWN TO SCIENCE: Luke and Zoe Good­win stare down into an op­ti­cal il­lu­sion at the Ques­ta­con Science Cir­cus

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