It’s the Glasgow Science Festival again and this year the SHIP team have been in Cadder inspiring young people to imagine the difference they could make to the world through science. On Friday and Saturday members of the SHIP team set up their stall in Cadder Community Centre amongst lots of other GCU researchers and students from a variety of disciplines.
Children got to look down microscopes and see a variety of bacteria and fungi and then make their own bugs out of play dough to live in petri dishes they could take home with them. These bugs almost filled the dishes and were all given their own very “unique” names. They then had then to draw their bug on the human body where they thought it might live.
After all this work with bugs they then got to test how good their hand hygiene was, often furiously competing with their parents, siblings and friends.
It was a great couple of days with hundreds of children and families learning all about science through interactive learning. Thanks to everyone involved.