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Learn All about the Body at Science Week 2016

Did you know that the human thigh bone is stronger than concrete? Or that eight percent of your body weight is in your blood? To celebrate the 21st annual Science Week 2016, taking place nationwide 13th – 20th November, Science Foundation Ireland is revealing some interesting and unknown facts about the human body!

Did You Know?

Some other facts you may not know about your body:

  • If you screamed for more than eight years you would produce just enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee!
  • Your mouth produces about one litre of saliva each day.
  • You lose about 4kg of skin cells every year.

Science Week 2016 will provide people across Ireland the opportunity to explore and discover how science is a part of their everyday lives – from the science of the food and drink you consume, the role technology plays in fashion to the science of sleep. Science Foundation Ireland is encouraging people to get involved with the nationwide celebrations of Irish science and technology during Science Week 2016. Log onto www.scienceweek.ie for details of the events taking place near you.

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What is Happening?

During Science Week (13th – 20th November), regional science festivals are being held across the country. These festivals are being held in Cork, Kerry, Sligo, Limerick, Galway, Mayo, Cavan/Monaghan and the Midlands. Aiming to highlight the exciting world of science and how it shapes the world around us, these festivals feature a wide range of events including family open days and events exploring the science behind our everyday lives and schools outreach events.

There are lots of exciting events happening including Scientific Sue and her journey of scientific discovery into the Science of Bubbleology on Thursday 17th in Kilmainham. With lots of help from volunteers Scientific Sue will show the audience many incredible bubble tricks and reveal the science behind them. Discover why bubbles are round and why they float and the scientific secret behind big bubbles.

Where can I find out more?

Hundreds of events are being held nationwide to celebrate Science Foundation Ireland’s 21st annual Science Week from the 13th to the 20th of November. For a full list of the thrilling science shows, hands-on workshops and talks across the country visit the Science Week website www.science.ie

Further information can be found on Twitter @ScienceWeek.

Join the conversation on social media using #ScienceWeek

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