On Tuesday the 16th, we were very lucky to take part in the Scientist for a Day in NUIG run by Kitchen Chemistry, Cell Explorers and Eco Explorers.
The children had the most amazing day. In the morning, they did Kitchen Chemistry where they did forensic science, finger printing and working with Luminol. They electroplated copper coins turning them gold and silver. They blew up volcanos and even made toothpaste for an elephant and a cloud. They got to experiment with liquid nitrogen destroying leaves and shrinking and re inflating balloons.
After lunch, the had cell explorers where they worked with DNA and its structures even getting to extract DNA from a banana to bring home!
After the big lunch break, it was time for Eco Exporers with the Bug dr from RTE! The children learnt all about reptiles and insects and got to get up close and personal with all sorts of creepy crawlies!!!!
A massive thank you to NUIG for hosting this great initiative and thanks to all the groups who ran the show – we really enjoyed every minute of it!