The fun side of science to be explored at Wymondham High event

The fun side of science will be explored at Wymondham High School at an event organised by the University of East Anglia.

Balloon-powered cars, deadly predators and the chance to see your own DNA will be on offer on Saturday, March 17 as part of National Science and Engineering Week.

The aim of the free drop-in event, between 10am and 3.30pm, is to shine the spotlight on the everyday world of science, technology, engineering and maths.

The event will have something to interest all the family, including the opportunity for attendees to meet their ancestors, and take home their DNA. Other highlights include finding out how plants can move water, discovering what really goes on inside people's ears, and witnessing the 'Wy High Balloon Car Challenge'.

All the activities are being run by students from the UEA's School of Biological Sciences and Wymondham High School.

Dr Kay Yeoman, one of the organisers from UEA, said: 'Family events such as this one are a really fantastic way to get children interested in science. There will be lots to do and see, things to make and take home with you after.'

'We want to inspire a future generation of scientists and show children that science can be really good fun!'

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