The 25th Science Foundation Ireland, Science Week will take place from Sunday, November 8th to 15th. The core theme of this year’s event is -Choosing our Future- exploring how science can help us make positive choices that will impact on the environment, our health and our quality of life.
An Fóram Uisce has collaborated with academics and experts to prepare 3 short videos on the Magic of Water, the physical, chemical and ecological properties of water and what these tell us about our environment.
In videos 1 and 2, Padraic Creedon and Professor John Stephens use simple experiments and illustrations to explore the different physical and chemical properties of water such as density, salinity, pH. Waters actions and reactions are tried and tested with very colourful results.
In video 3, Dr Suzanne Linnane and Dr Caroline Gilleran Stephens, investigate river habitats to see what lives among the stones below the surface of the water and they identify the invertebrates that can indicate good water quality.
We learn how important it is to help protect this most precious resource.
Magic of Water: Phenomenal physics will be launched on Monday 9th November;
Magic of Water: Curious chemistry will be launched on Tuesday 10th November;
Magic of Water: Ecological wonder will be launched on Wednesday 11th November.