Getting young girls engage with Science, LIAB visited Waitaki Girls High School. We delivered some great sessions on Physics and Astronomy, with special thanks to the University of Otago Physics Department for lending us their amazing infra red camera, and to the Microbiology Department, with whose help we were able to cultivate some bacteria, taking samples … More Waitaki Girls’ High goes all LIAB.
We had a great day at Papakaio School. We explored our suroundings searching for tiny creatures, then used the microscopes to look at them up to 10 times bigger. Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher visited the LIAB in the morning. We also had a special guest Dr Jonathan Kim who deliver a fun session looking into pond … More LIAB visits Papakaio School.
Today it was dirt and sand that got the kids’ attention in Omarama. Special thanks to Microbiology… kids love dirt… and bacteria as well. The microscopes had a work-out while the kids got up close and personal with dirt and bacteria. Thanks also to Marine Sciences for the brochures and materials that we used when learning … More Omarama gets sandy and dirty with LIAB
We had 3 great days at Twizel Area School from Year 0 to Year 13. About 250 students all together. On Tuesday afternoon we had Family Fun Science Explorations our special guest was Dr Rajesh Katari from Physiology and in the Evening Dr Frank Griffin from Microbiology who gave a presentation for the community. Check … More LIAB wows in Twizel.
Come rain or storm we had a great session today at Aoraki Mt Cook School today. In the afternoon the sun came out and we all had a go at launching water rockets. So much fun! We are having an Open Day on Saturday so come an see us if you are in the area. … More LIAB is on the road. First stop – Aoraki Mt Cook School.
Inspired by women in science Home » News » Dunedin By Carla Green on Fri, 12 Feb 2016 Otago Girls’ High School year 11 pupils Lucy Pollock (15, left) and Sabrina Swerdloff (14) admire the butterflies in the Butterfly House during an open day for girls at the Otago Museum yesterday. The event was held … More ODT – LIAB used to inspire future Women in Science.
Today LIAB moved to the Museum Reserve to celebrate “International Day of Women in Science” and for the Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies.
Over the holidays Lab-in-a-Box opened up to interested people at the Orokonui Eco-sanctuary. Genetics and conservation were the order of the day – and as a science enquiry the question was “Who killed the Kiwi” – which predator did the deed?
Lab-in-a-Box has been filled with keen students and adults learning about plant pests, beneficial insects, carnivorous plants and the birds of the Botanical Gardens. Check out the fun below.
It was “go for launch” with bottle rockets in Lab-in-a-Box. Check out the pictures below of children and children-at-heart testing their own rocket creations.