Monday 11 November 2019

Clare County Library celebrates Science Week 2019

Science Week 2019 is taking place nationwide from November 10th to 17th with numerous events happening across the country. Kilrush and Kilkee libraries will host 4 Science Shows for primary and post-primary schools in West Clare on Friday the 15th of November.
Scientist and workshop facilitator Paul Quinn will be on hand to deliver an interactive hand eye co-ordination and reaction workshop at both libraries. The workshop will engage participants in assessing their reaction and co-ordination performance through a lights stimuli challenge. Participants will look at the factors that influence a person's ability to react such as hereditary factors, vision, movement and age.
Using two of the world famous 'Batak Lights Reaction Board', students will explore how the human body reacts to light stimuli throughout a 30 and 60 second concentration challenge. The use of two Batak board units at the event provides multiple opportunities for each participant to break the world record for this activity currently held by Formula 1 racing driver Jenson Button.>p> Workshops will take place in Kilkee Public Library at 9.30am for Secondary School pupils and at 11am for a Primary School audience. Two afternoon workshops will be hosted by Kilrush Library at 12.55 and 1.55pm for local primary schools.
Science Week 2019 will also focus on climate action, seeking to help people understand climate change, how science and technology can help us create a positive climate future and the impact we as individuals can have on climate change. While one person may feel unable to make a difference on their own, a collective effort to offset our carbon emissions will have a positive impact.
Clare County Library is pleased to be associated with Science Foundation Ireland in promoting the potential that science and discovery offers in today’s world and in the future.