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Science Show Brings Chemistry Alive for Young People

20 October 2010

The University of Ulster in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry will help bring science to life for children with a new interactive show at the Jordanstown campus next week.  

The Disgusting Digestion Show is open to young people of all ages and aims to promote science by making it fun.

Event organiser, Dr Tony Byrne, a Reader in Ulster’s School of Engineering and Vice Chair of the RSC’s NI Section Trust, said: “Children are natural scientists; they are inquisitive and ask really smart questions about the world around them.  It is important they know that science can provide them with an exciting career.

“During this year’s show Sue McGrath, our science magician, will astound the audience with demonstrations of the explosive power of chemistry. She will reveal what partially digested food looks like and explain why it is important to eat healthily in a fun and interesting way.”

The Disgusting Digestion Show will take place at 2pm on Saturday 30 October 2010 in 9F03, University of Ulster, Jordanstown. The show is suitable for children three years and up. Admission is free but places are limited. Contact Dr Tony Byrne at: to reserve a place.