Festival makes most of science
A fun, interactive and educational programme is on offer at Auckland University’s faculty of science on Monday.
The Incredible Science Festival is aimed at primary and intermediate aged children, their families and teachers to highlight the fun and diversity science offers.
Every year a team of university experts hosts the annual one-day event.
Children can watch a chemistry magic show or learn how to survive an alien encounter.
They can play with real-life CSI equipment, learn about glass-blowing, growing crystals, how glow-worms glow and what it’s like to live in Antarctica.
They can even earn a mini degree by answering questions about what they’ve discovered.
The annual SciQuiz competition will also be part of the day, with students divided into teams to compete against their peers and be named the 2009 Sci-Wizards.
Incredible Science runs from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Registration is not required but adults must collect tickets for some shows because places are limited.
Free parking is also available in the Owen G Glenn Building at 12 Grafton Rd.
More information about the day and activities on offer can be found at www.incredible science.co.nz.