The young women at the stand were representing the Manchester Science Festival, and they were all fantastic. The first girl immediately had my kids engrossed by "thunder-makers", hollow tubes with a metal string on the end that cause vibrations.
|I hear thunder, I hear thunder|
Not content with these experiments, we moved onto making massive bubbles (which I think I might have hogged a bit), then the part that made me go "Wow" and the kids go "Cool", a sharp stick through a balloon. I'm not a physics person so I was impressed, but hubs was stood there going on about how easy it was... (tut).
|My new party trick|
The Manchester Science Festival runs over half-term (October 23 to 31). Check out their website for loads of information and ideas, or follow them on Twitter.