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Sunday, 5 August 2007

sleepy science

Christopher's balloon-car at the Science Museum's Science NightIt's been a great, if slightly unorthodox weekend; Chris and I were invited by my old pal Nick to attend a Science Night, sponsored by his company.

This was - as the name suggests - overnight stay at the wonderful Science Museum, where the children were involved in a mix of make-and-do activities and entertaining presentations, all with the objective of explaining science (but mostly physics!)

Between 6.45pm and 11.30pm (the official 'lights-out' time) there were activities where we made 'stomp-rockets' and balloon-powered cars, and the crazy antics of 'Phil the stunt-frog'; after breakfast at about 7am, we had a 'treasure hunt' in one of the large galleries, followed by a play in the Launch Pad, and culminating in the exhileration (and unbelievably loud .. 11 kilowatts? Good heavens!) IMAX movie. On this occasion it was a very recent one called Dinosaurs Alive 3D, and most impressive it was, too.

We all had a fantastic time, save for a rather uncomfortable night's sleep (or lack of!) on the roll-mats provided. At least Christopher managed to sleep for a few hours, and is remarkably chipper today considering!

Fortunately, I'm off work tomorrow, and it's the school holidays, so we have an opportunity to recover. I can't see us doing too much!

Posted by james at August 5, 2007 3:24 PM


 
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