In 2013 4000 children and adults attended these sessions which showcased fun activities like the amazing lightning ball (which literally made people’s hair stand on end) and making skeletons. Skilled presenters introduced children to the science behind these activities.
Science Alive is a not-for-profit trust is dedicated to promoting the value of science and technology to the public.
To find out where these free programmes are running this year check our Events calendar. Something to look forward to later in the year are sessions showing children how to grow their own crystals (it’s the International Year of Crystallography).
This summer the trust co-sponsored the Summertime Reading Adventure. They also hosted 16 free sessions in libraries during January which were a roaring success. Nearly 400 kids of all ages enjoyed these.
In March our librarians will be heading out to the Under 5 Festival to tell stories as part of this Science Alive initiative to introduce preschoolers to science. Sounds like a lot of fun will be had.
This week on the Christchurch Kids Blog we’re challenging children to read an animal story. It could be about a mouse like Stuart Little or Runaway Ralph, a horse like Bow Down Shadrach or Pony Club Secrets, a dog like Shadow or Hotel for Dogs, or a cat like The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Warriors series. We have heaps of reading suggestions and some cool books on offer, including some Pony Club Secrets and Pony Club Rivals books by Stacy Gregg.
Although based in schools, children can enter on their own behalf if their school is not registered. Although we are in the last few weeks, a quick reader could easily get their reading log in to me by 23 March. For more info visit the Reading Crusade area of the website or have a look at the blog.
My husband thinks I am the world’s most undeserving person to be in charge of the Reading Crusade. He fell about the floor laughing when I said I had been to the CRFU offices. He said: You don’t know anything about rugby!! Continue reading →