Science Starz had two busy days carrying out workshops at four libraries around Belfast.
Children donned a lab coat and became scientists, exploring, investigating, making predictions and trying out some experiments as part of NI Science Festival.
As the NI Science Festival is highlighting 50 years since the moon landing and 150 years of the Periodic Table of Elements, the workshops were set up as space stations with a variety of moon and Periodic Table-related activities. Children made rockets out of magnets, moon pods and moon buggies out of Lego, spaceships out of junk art, and much more. They carried out experiments polishing copper coins & each got a neon glow stick, representing elements 29 and 10 of the Periodic Table.
There were over 100 children at the well-attended workshops, inspiring the next generation of scientists, with one parent stating: “The way the children were made to feel like scientists was amazing!”