26 July 2013

Science Week at the library

| Barcham
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National Science Week is the 10-18th of August, and Libraries ACT have enlisted Graham Walker to come and perform Science Shows to entertain the kids.

This sounds pretty cool and Graham Walker is a fantastic science communicator, go check it out.

“There is always something exciting to discover in the weird and wonderful world of science and, with National Science Week 2013 just around the corner, it is the perfect time to experiment and explore,” said Karen Hansen, Acting Director, Libraries ACT.

“Libraries ACT will host two free science shows, Feel the Pressure and Funomena, which will be presented by Graham Walker from Science ShowOffs and the Australian National University.

“Graham loves to share the fun and thrill of science with others and has put together two new 45 minute action packed presentations that will entertain children of all ages and will even have their parents laughing out loud. Exciting experiments and fun facts will provide participants with a greater understanding of how science is present in day to day activities.

“People can Feel the Pressure from Monday 29 July 2013 to Sunday 4 August 2013. Participantswill see beach balls levitate, get to squash and shoot marshmallows and take a ride on their very own hovercraft. These hands-on activities will demonstrate how pressure is all around us and will teach participants about air pressure, pressure effects and weird uses of pressure.

“From Monday 12 August 2013 to Saturday 17 August 2013 be entertained with Funomena.

Funomena showcases physics and chemistry at its best, with interactive demonstrations packed with things that explode, launch and fly. Participants will be introduced to a range of scientific phenomena including liquid nitrogen, rockets, forces and electricity,” Ms Hansen said.

Ms Hansen said the shows will be presented at the Tuggeranong, Woden, Belconnen, Gungahlin, Dickson, Kippax and Erindale libraries. Sessions are available on the weekend and after school hours.

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