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NSEW 2009 in Nottinghamshire – from DNA to the Universe

by Guest Blogger: STEMPoint 12. March 2009 11:01

Here is just a brief glimpse at the many things going on around Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire during this weeks National Science and Engineering Week…. 

Going off with a bang, the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham is presenting their Thunder and Lightening Demonstration Lecture. 

Key Stage 3 students are showcasing their projects to make energy savings at their schools at the Go4SET Celebration at CELS, Nottingham Trent University. 

The British Geological Survey at Keyworth is opening its doors to schools and the public for the ‘Fossil and Rock Show’ and ‘Fossil Fun for all the Family’. 

4 to 7 year olds are exploring the science, wonder and mystery of the Universe through Cosmos, a participatory performance at the Waverley Theatre, Nottingham Trent University. 

Year 6 pupils have the opportunity to bottle their own DNA at the BioKneX education lab in BioCity, Nottingham. CELS at Nottingham Trent University are organising activities covering Sci-Art, Forensics and Astronomy. 

Many schools are organising their own celebration of NSEW 2009 including Top Valley Engineering College with a week of STEM activities for students, concluding with a Science and Engineering Family Day on 14th March.

GuestBlogger: Jacqui Aram, Nottinghamshire Education Business Alliance, Nottinghamshire STEMPoint

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