Kids enjoy explosions at 'Flashes and Bangs' science event
2:06pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
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SCIENCE has come alive in Bolton with a bang.
The University of Bolton has been celebrating Manchester Science Festival by staging events over the 11-day spectacular exploring everything from flashes and bangs to medical science.
So far, people of all ages have enjoyed meeting the scientists at Science@ Bolton Museum, finding out why explosions happen at the Flashes and Bangs event — which was billed as not for the faint-hearted.
Young visitors saw a range of science experiments, including dust explosions.
In the state-of-the art Bolton One, young doctors took part in a interactive accident and rescue scene staged in a simulated resuscitation room.
They also had the chance to practise their clinical skills, including starting a drip or intubating a “patient”.
MSF events’ organiser and co-ordinator at the University of Bolton, Dr Gillian Smart, said: “The Manchester Science Festival is now in full swing and so far the events have been great.
“We’ve been fully booked for most of them, and had a fantastic response and feedback from the children and parents who attended. We’ve seen explosions, simulated resuscitation after serious trauma and infection and used some state-of-the-art medical equipment . . . and that was just Monday.
“There is still plenty more to come.”
During the week, a live dissection will also be taking place, and young people will be able to learn about sports rehab.
Today between 11am and 3pm at Bolton Museum, families will be able to take part in a family trail, crafts, storytelling and more. To book your place on an event, email MSF2013@bolton.ac.uk or ring Dr Smart on 01204 903846.
For more details on the Manchester Science Festival visit manchester sciencefestival.com/
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