Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 12. Day 72. Hands on science

You have to hand it to the World Science Festival folk.
They have found a way to make science not only popular but very hands-on and kid friendly.
The QPAC forecourt was literally heaving with visitors today all eager to meet a robot, throw a science question at the science guru Dr Karl or dip their hand in some slime. Add the street science, food science, talks and demonstrations.
Then there were turtles, street performers, the infinity swing which allows you to create light and sound by the forces you create while swinging and more.
Of course the "serious science" talks continued in the museum and other venues around the South Bank area but in the forecourt the free entertainment was more than enough to keep the crowds happy in the autumn sun.

Possibly the best belt buckle ever

QUT students managed to beat off the crowds for some one-on-one action with Dr Karl

Dr Karl and Katrina Davidson broadcasting live from the festival



  1. Looks exciting, nothing better than letting kids see science first hand #CountryKids

  2. What a great idea to hold a festival celebrating science and showing people that it's actually quite fun. It's great to see so many people there enjoying the show and learning about the fun of science. It's important to show kids that there's more to science then the boring stuff they do at school. Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.