The Hull Daily Mail
Weekend science show for city shoppers
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
CITY CENTRE: Shoppers were given a science show at the weekend.
Staff from the University Of Hull carried out a series of live experiments in St Stephen's Shopping Centre to promote National Science And Engineering Week, including making "balloon kebabs" and freezing water bottles in a split second.
fun: Dr Mark Lorch with a balloon kebab.
They will also be going into schools to promote science this week.
Dr Mark Lorch, chemistry lecturer at the university, said: "We want to get people interested in science and show them that it can be fun.
"Science is absolute- ly vital in every area of our lives."
Matthew Wray, an engineer from Hessle, looked on as his children Ben, 6, and Hannah, 5, learned about magnets.
Mr Wray, 38, said: "I think this is a brilliant idea as it is getting the children more interested in science."