National Science Week runs from 11th – 19th August. There are a rich variety of activities happening around the state that showcase the wonderful world of science. Details can be found from this link.
Queensland Museum has a full program of fun and informative programs – so come on down to sample a few this week.
The Science of Recycling
A hands-on activity for all ages! Play and create with all sorts of recycled materials and learn about the science behind recycling. Includes a small under twos play area with ideas for toys made from recycled materials.
Where? On Level 2 next to the Dinosaurs and near the Café.
Guided shows On Wednesday the 15th at 11am and Saturday the 18th at 11am and 1pm
The Science Debate – Wednesday 15th of August 1-2 pm:
Science debate featuring the top university debaters from Queensland.
Expect an entertaining and intellectually stimulating performance as members of the University of Queensland Debating Society, ranked in the Top 20 debating institutions worldwide; passionately defend their position on the topic: “That climate-change sceptics without relevant qualifications should not be allowed to appear in the media”.
Presented by the Queensland Debating Union and hosted by the Queensland Museum & Sciencentre in the level 2 theatre.
Nitrogen Show: 13th, 14th and 17th of August
Everyone loves a Nitrogen Show. With popping lids, shrinking balloons, whistling kettles and frozen flowers this show explores the science behind the effect that a liquid, at 196 degrees below zero, has on everyday objects. Shows will be held in the QM&S theatre at 10.00 and 2.00.
Meet the Curator at 1pm: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Science of Conservation 10:30am – 12:30pm: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
You can find further details about the programmes and the presenters on our website – click the links above
Queens Street Mall
If you are passing through the CBD this week you’ll see several different National Science Week displays including this popular one which invites the public to “Do touch the animals”.