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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Good Geek Fun!

Today we went up to the Excel in London for the Big Bang Science Fair, aimed at children, to encourage them to think about all things, well, science-y! 

OK, so 6 and 8 is a little early for full-on careers advice, but the idea was to show how science is used in so many areas, and as dear son has already decided he wants to be a scientist, this was a fun-filled and educational day out.

There were computer games, interactive games, rocket launching, hoopla throwing and DNA profiling.  Electric cars and buses, jet engines and lunar explorers.  Food testing, sweet wrapping and Rubics-cubing.  You get the picture...


The highlight was the live Brainiac show, full of loud explosions, rockets strapped to revolving chairs and electric shocks; great fun, despite no Jon Tickle!

There was ample swag to be had too, I did manage a cotton bag, to satisfy my fabric needs, along with the 20-plus pens, assorted pompom bugs, sweets and stickers we collected.  I love a good haul, I really do.

Now my feet are aching, I am completely exhausted, and the kids were asleep before their heads hit their pillows.  Happy days, and an all-round successful weekend, hurrah! xxx

17 comments:

  1. Oh I know someone who would already love this - especially as they are currently 'studying' the human body...looks amazing. LOVE it!

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  2. Now this is my kinda day out!

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  3. Oh mine would have loved that. But they can't complain as himself took them for their first discover scuba lesson which they loved. Seems to have been a good day for kids then!

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  4. Looks like a fantastic day out!

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  5. Oh that looks like loads of fun for big kids too! Dunno who Jon Tickle is though, you're really digging people up this week. Or maybe I need to get out from under my rock more ;o)

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  6. Oh man, that is my perfect day out!

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  7. Sounds like a brilliant geek-fest! Jxo

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  8. Sounds like a great family day.

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  9. Sounds like a great day out, I always collect the free pens - we never seem to have any pens at school! Any apple geeks there to wave a magic wand on your laptop?

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  10. Loved exposing my kids to this kind of stuff. Very fun!

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  11. What a fun-fabulous weekend!

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  12. Fabulous day had by all by the sound of it! :o)

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  13. Oh my I'd love a day geeking out like that. Sounds fab!

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