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Science Gallery – Elements by Ann Treacy
July 21, 2011, 3:03 pm
Filed under: Dublin

The Science Gallery, one of my favorite places in the world, had been closed since we’ve been here – preparing for the latest exhibit: Elements. It opened on Friday. It was great as we knew it would be.

The Science Gallery does take a few minutes to warm up to. The exhibits are done primarily by students at Trinity and the students are the docents. Some are better with kids than others. (While the summer show is usually very kid-friendly, not all of the shows target or are remotely interesting to kids.) Here are some of the things we got to do:

  • Find out what elements we contain. You step on a scale sort of thing and they’ll tell you how much of your body is oxygen or tin. You walk away with a big sales receipt sort of list.
  • Aine got to make a rock garden. We didn’t keep it but it was cool and very fast growing.
  • I separated copper from iron
  • Lily & Aine got electricity from lemons
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