Fes­ti­val makes most of sci­ence

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

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.

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