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Science Week 2012 Secondary School Events 12 - 16th Nov

When Nov 12, 2012
from 04:45 PM to 04:45 PM
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Contact Phone (051) 302037
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The Robert Boyle Science Week

Secondary School Events November 12-16th 2012

Location: Waterford IT

Wed  November 14th

Science Tricks: Defy gravity, become invisible and learn some science with this interactive science show!

Time9.30

11.00

12.45

1st and second years

Waterford Institute of Technology

Thurs November 15th

Danger High Voltage! Learn about electricity with the London Science Museum

Time9.30

11.00

12.45

1st and 2nd years

Waterford Institute of Technology

Thurs  November 15th

Dynamic DNA Learn all about DNA: the Double Helix and the Molecule of Life! With Dr Cas Kramer  University of Leicester. An interactive, lighthearted lecture about DNA and genetics. What is DNA, where does your DNA come from, and what does your DNA do?Explore the molecule of Life, take part in an interactive experiment and learn about the role of DNA in solving crime and the genetics of biological clocks!

Time10.30

12.00

1st and 2nd years

Waterford Institute of Technology

Booking Essential: Eleanor Reade, ereade@wit.ie or tel: (051) 302037/ 302482/ 845625

 

Fri  Nov16th

Dynamic DNA Learn all about DNA: the Double Helix and the Molecule of Life! With Dr Cas Kramer  University of Leicester.

An interactive, lighthearted lecture about DNA and genetics. What is DNA, where does your DNA come from, and what does your DNA do? Explore the molecule of Life, take part in an interactive experiment and learn about the role of DNA in solving crime and the genetics of biological clocks!

Time

10.30

12.00

Classes

TY -6th years

Waterford Institute of Technology

Fri  Nov 16th Physics Day:

 

The heat is on! with Eoin Gill, Waterford Institute of Technology

Heat is essential for life and comfort, but is also a fundamental part of our universe yet the average person knows surprisingly little about it. This talk will introduce the basics about heat, heat production and transfer covering most of the junior cycle syllabus in this area with interactive demonstrations.

Time:

Classes

9.30

1st and 2nd years

Waterford Institute of Technology

 

Fri  Nov 16th

The God Particle at Last?, by Dr. Cormac O'Raifeartaigh

This talk will describe the recent discovery of the “ Higgs Boson” at the large Hadron Collider at CERN

Time

Classes

11:15 am  - 12:00 pm

5th and 6th years

Waterford Institute of Technology

 

Fri  Nov 16th

Careers in Physics Seminar

The aim of this seminar is to outline the variety of career opportunities that are available to physics graduates. There will be talks from a number of speakers from a range of industry sectors. Speakers will talk about why they chose to study physics, their own career and opportunities for physics graduates in their company/organisation.

Time

Classes

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

5th and 6th years

Waterford Institute of Technology

 

Booking Essential: Eleanor Reade, ereade@wit.ie or tel: (051) 302037/ 302482/ 845625.