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Science Week 2013 – Curious Kids!

We have just finished another busy Science Week at Imaginosity. We welcomed over 250 students to the museum to explore Bubbles, Colours, Fizzing, Foaming and Explosions. The interest and knowledge of the Junior Scientists participating in the workshops of the students, ranging from Junior Infants to 2nd class was amazing! The highlights of the week for me ranged from listening as a Senior Infant explained how air pressure worked to shape a bubble, to learning how to catch bubbles on a straw, taught to me by a group of children with special needs. Chemical experiments, stepping into bubbles, creating colourful glittery explosions: Science week 2013 certainly went off with a bang!


All in the name of science! Imaginosity facilitators preparing for the Bubble Lab.

On reflection Science Week showed me how important curiosity is in sparking an interest in not only science but the world around us. The students in the workshops regardless of age or ability all wanted to learn how things worked and why? Science presented in a fun, exciting hands on manner encourages children to explore and experiment at their own pace. We at Imaginosity, as a ‘Discover Centre’, are part of a network of centres, which present Science in a non-formal, age appropriate way. The DPSM website is full of activities that can be done at home or at school and are a “hands on” and engaging way of introducing children to science.

I feel Science Week shows that what we should strive to do is maintain the innate curiosity of a child and embrace the questions and fascination of how things work. Curious Kids are the future after all!