is part of the Science Projects Federation, an educational charity
dedicated to the exploration of science through hands-on techniques.
The hands-on science centre was set up in the late
1980s and as Norfolk has many links with science (as you can see
from this A-Z), it is the perfect place for it.
looking at one of the exhibits at Inspire
is housed in St Michael’s Coslany - one of Norwich’s finest medieval
well as providing over 40 hands-on exhibits, Inspire has links with
schools and local research institutes and runs travelling
science shows too.
Over the last 10 years the Science Projects name
has become well known throughout the world for its travelling science
centre - The Discovery Dome.
many experiments you can catch at Inspire include the Bermuda Triangle
- when you fill water with bubbles, surprising things happen - and
Inside Story where you identify the different organs and place them
into the correct places on the model.
The science shop has lots of pocket-money priced
toys, games and experiment packs which encourage children to continue
learning about science long after they have visited the centre.
By Sheila McKeown, a librarian at the Millennium Library in
Electricity and Batteries: Science Factory,
by Michael Flaherty. Watts 2002. ISBN 0749647221.
Science Experiments with Light, by Sally
Nankivell-Aston. Watts 2003. ISBN 0749636033.
You can get hold of these books through
your local library.
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