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.
After Cromwell, Lab in a Box stop by Alexandra. Students made full use of their senses during our science explorations, our objects of studies varied from water and oil, or marshmallows to balloons, and we learned about the importance of having a control object for reference during our experiments and making predictions and comparing results.… More LIAB in Alexandra.
From 14-16 June Lab in a Box was hosted by Highland Motorsport Park in Cromwell. Y3-Y6 students from Goldfields School learned about energy and forces and put those science skills into action, making predictions and comparing results with other teams. We learned about Newton’s Third Law of Motion using water rockets “When one body exerts… More LIAB gets sporty at the Highland Motorsport Park.
Lab in a Box was a invited to the amazing LUMA 2016 Southern Light Festival which was held from June 3 – 5 in the Queenstown, Light was the main theme for all the science explorations that took place in the Lab in a Box, from coloured shadows, UV light and Infra Red Camera all… More LIAB at the Luma Festival
LIAB was turned into a Science Hub for Space Exploration at Totara School. Monkeynauts Before humans blasted off from the Earth, mammals like monkeys and apes were some of the first space explorers. Our Otago Museum Science Communicator Carolle Varuguese (Astronomer) talked about Albert I, Miss Able and Miss Baker, Sam and Ham and their… More LIAB gets “spacey” at Totara School and Kakanui School.
On the 11 May Lab-in-a-Box was all about “Why do you pee?” LIAB hosted a Kidney Lab at East Otago High School. Dr. Andrew Bahn from University of Otago Physiology Department lead a session for Y9-Y12 students on the importance of the kidney in human physiology. Students were able to compare different urine samples and… More East Otago High School ponder the kidney and brain.
On May 4th Lab in a Box visited Maheno School and delivered sessions on the Science of Light to Y1-Y8 students. Otago Museum Science Communicators prepared some demonstrations talking about visible light, reflection and refraction, lenses and concave and convex shapes, colored shadows, and Ultra Violet Light, and finally creating light with a chemical reaction… More Maheno School gets all lit-up with LIAB.
Check out the UoO Bulletin. http://www.otago.ac.nz/otagobulletin/news/otago611332.html