More than 280 National Science Week events around Queensland:
▪ Three Firebird Queensland netball players are Science Week ambassadors. Find out why they’re into science.
▪ Meet a planet hunter, a mathematician measuring barramundi numbers, and a pharmacologist developing treatments for diabetes and blood pressure.
▪ Pokémon: how much reality is behind these imaginary creatures?
▪ Liquid nitrogen, flame tests, explosions, and cool chemistry experiments at Brisbane Science Festival.
▪ Reefs are in trouble worldwide: how can you help?
▪ Think, puzzle and learn your way out of a cancer-themed escape room.
▪ Rapid-fire science education: 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each in a PechaKucha Night in Cairns.
▪ A library of life: delve into the Queensland’s State Collection’s skulls, skeletons, taxidermy birds and animals, and other curios of natural history.
▪ Get out your smartphone: find and photograph where the wild things are.
▪ Take the Aha! Challenge and test your brain’s creative insight.
More on these highlights below, and others at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.[continue reading…]