Rubberbandits do their bit for science in Limerick

Niamh Dillon

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Niamh Dillon

More than 12 events are set to take place across Limerick schools and colleges next month to mark National Science Week which is now in its sixteenth year.

More than 12 events are set to take place across Limerick schools and colleges next month to mark National Science Week which is now in its sixteenth year.

The series of scientific events titled Everyday Experimenting will begin on Sunday, November 11 and run until November 18.

Last years week-long list of events saw over 120,000 students take part in more than 600 events across Ireland and organisers are hoping to repeat their success again this year.

The aim of science week is to promote the relevance of science, technology, engineering and maths in everyday lives and demonstrate their importance to the future economy.

Registered events in Limerick include a series of lectures, science magic shows and interactive games held in the Limerick Institute of Technology and the University of Limerick as well as several secondary schools across the county.

One event that is sure to attract a big crowd is an interactive science show open to secondary and primary school students and hosted by Sue McGrath of Science2life in LIT and UL.

Other Limerick events include a talk titled The Human Body- The Ultimate Machine, which will also take place in UL while a science exhibition featuring elephant toothpaste, exploding jellybabies and the making of hydrogen balloons will take place in St John the Baptist Community School, Hospital on Sunday November 18.

Students will also get the chance to take part in an animal magic show in Coláiste Iósaef Secondary School in Kilmallock on Wednesday, November 14.

Admission to most events are free. However pre-booking is necessary and subject to invitation. For a full list of events taking place in Limerick visit Science Week.