Sophie Adams – Otago Museum Science Communicator Thanks to the support from Lotteries Community Grant, this week the Lab in a Box made its way down south to Invercargill. Staff from the science team at Otago Museum and from the Physiology department at Otago University were there to present Healthy People Healthy Planet Festival, . … More Our Healthy People – Healthy Planet Festival in Invercargill
On Sunday 2 April Wanaka’s Pembroke Park was transformed into the ‘Lab at the Lake’, when Lab in a Box landed in one of New Zealand’s most spectacular fresh water locations for a family fun day. Catchments Otago showcased what it knows and doesn’t know about Lake Wanaka, as well as its current work and possible future … More Lab at the Lake – family fun freshwater science event
Wellington buzzed with excitement (or possibly bees) when Lab in a Box materialized outside of New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa, on Sunday 7 May. The blue metal wonder lab had arrived outside Aotearoa’s cultural headquarters to crank out learning and ideas for the Crazy & Ambitious meeting of the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, … More Getting Crazy & Ambitious at Te Papa!
Last week Lab in a Box headed South all the way to Nightcaps and Clifden! We visited Takitimo School and had a blast with students from years 0 to 4. We collected plant and soil samples in the school yard. and looked at our samples under the microscopes. We also had some mystery samples, which … More Lab in a Box tours Southland!
Clyde School Our last stop was Clyde School, the Otago Museum Science Team delivered space exploration sessions for Y3-Y8 students and a variety of hands on science demonstrations for the very young learners Y0-Y2. On 24 August we had our evening community event with Star Lab, our portable planetarium, learning about stars and constellations, follow … More LIAB rolls into Clyde.
Omakau School Our August roadshow next stop was Omakau School, we had a blast learning about the stars and the solar system using the Lab in a Box Oculus Rift, and at the end of our sessions we built and launch water rockets. Our day programme was followed by an evening community event as part … More LIAB moves on to have fun in Omakau.
Maniototo Area School On 16 August Lab in a Box visited Maniototo Area School, in hand with the Interplanetary Cycle Trail Project, Otago Museum Science Team delivered space explorations sessions for students Y1-Y6. Check out the fun below.
LIAB was in Middlemarch assisting with the set up of the Interplanetary Cycle Trail – an amazing scale solar system on the Middlemarch cycle trail. Check out some pictures below.
Lab-in-a-Box was part of the opening of the New Zealand International Science Festival 2016. It was a bright spot of light on a dark cold evening as the wonderful festival kicked-off inside the St Davids Building at the University of Otago. The 3D printer was creating, slides were looking great on the microscopes and the … More LIAB steps up as part of the NZISF.
On 5 July Lab in a Box visited Waitahuna School for a full day of science explorations, learning about light and shadows, chemicals reactions, and energy and forces with Y1 to Y5 students. We had a fantastic day with hands on activities for all. Check out the pictures of the fun.