Robotics, mad professors, guts and gore all part of Science Week at Kilkenny library

London Science Museum paid a visit to Loughboy Library

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SCIENCE WEEK

The Mad Professor visits Graignamangh Library

The visit of London Science Museum to Loughboy Library was just one of the exciting events at the recent Science Week Ireland festival in Kilkenny.

Over 440 children attended 15 events during this national weeklong festival which promotes the potential that science and discovery offer Ireland today and in tomorrow’s world.

Learn it Robotics Workshops used lego to challenge teams of children to problem solve and build solutions. Workshops were also facilitated by Declan Keogh, energy engineer, Carlow Kilkenny Emergency Agency dealing with solar energy and wind power energy.

The visit of the 'Mad Professor' had the children enthralled as he demonstrated the fun science of science in an interactive way while the London Science Museum presented their event 'It Takes Guts', which had the children very entertained as they followed the journey of food into your mouth, through the acid bath in your stomach, along metre after metre of pulsating guts, and then… out the other end.

“Working with Science Foundation Ireland has allowed us to bring a programme of free events to children taking science out of the lab and giving children a fun way to explore science in everyday settings," says County Librarian Josephine Coyne.

Science Week Ireland 2017 was the biggest yet with a variety of events around the country celebrating the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) .