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Derby City Librarys Annual Science and Technology Event 2010

by Guest Blogger 29. March 2010 15:39

On the 20th March families from all across Derbyshire enjoyed visiting Derby City Library for the city’s annual Science and Technology event. Throughout the day over 2,000 people enjoyed lots of activities including the opportunity to hold snakes, stroke meerkats and smell skunks. 

Visitors were able to fire 100mph air rockets down the aisles of bookshelves. They also got to experience the joys of making slime at the Energy MC2 wacky chemistry stand, watch the secret life of a water fly under a microscope and blow a raspberry. Some watched themselves in slow motion with the aid of a 30,000 frames per second video camera. Others entered a gruelling library-maths quiz to try and win a portable DVD player. Many tried to match up different animal skulls from around the world and discover the wonders of the universe with a gigantic Star Dome. 

Special thanks to Derby City Library, The University of Derby, The National Space Centre, Tropical Inc., the Derbyshire Education and Business Partnership (DEBP) STEM team, Hands on Science, Rob Farr (the Energy MC2) and Dr. Chris Robbins who all helped organise and run the event.  

Guest Blogger: George Peck (Yr7) @ Anthony Gell School, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

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