Science goes pop-up | 23 August

We have pop-up shoe stores and music venues, pop-up restaurants and even pop up fashion shows, so why not a pop-up science centre?

While city leaders lobby for a science centre of our own, a pop-up version is the next best thing. And this one will celebrate National Science Week by bringing interactive and hands-on science experiences, science shows and even a spaghetti bridge challenge to life.

And while the event is being marketed at schools, there’s no question the program will appeal to a broad range of people.

The Gold Coast Schools Pop-up Science Centre will take place at Robina Community Centre on Sunday August 23, from 10.00am – 2.00pm. It’s free, it’s open to the public and it will showcase all things science in SEQ schools with presentations and activities run by students as well as teachers.

The Pop-up Science Centre will feature live science shows on stage, as well as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) challenges throughout the day, including magnetic slime, rubber band helicopters, jelly castle and the 2015 Spaghetti Bridge Challenge (judging for which takes place at midday). Despite all of that, we’re pretty sure the stars of the show will be local schools and the budding scientists they’re cultivating.

More at scienceonthego.griffith.edu.au.

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Pop-up Science Centre | Sunday 23 August, 10.00am – 2.00pm

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