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Maths Week Scavenger Hunt at the National Wax Museum Plus

During Maths Week, the National Wax Museum PLUS invites you to Experience and Explore their Science and Discovery Zone. This scavenger hunt takes place between 10am and 6pm each day (12th-20th October) and can be pre-booked.
What
  • Location: Dublin
  • Primary
  • Family
When Oct 12, 2013 10:00 AM to
Oct 20, 2013 06:00 PM
Where National Wax Museum
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01 6718373
Attendees Primary Level Students
Families
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The Science and Discovery ZONE is one of the many PLUS elements to the National Wax Museum and is a tribute to Irish Scientists, inventor’s engineers and mathematicians.  This area features live and interactive experiments with displays of some of their greatest achievements.

Celebrated there is world renowned mathematician and Waterford born Ernest Walton who was a pioneer nuclear physicist and is Ireland’s only science Nobel Laureate. He built the first successful particle accelerator with John Cockroft at Cambridge with which they disintegrated lithium (‘Split the Atom’) in 1931. He shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for physics with Cockroft making Ireland’s and only Nobel science laureate.

Another pioneering mathematician celebrated here is George Boole who was the first professor of Mathematics at Queen’s College Cork, Boole sometimes called the Father of Computer Science, developed his system of Boolean Algebra while in Cork. This is used today in the design and operation of electronic computers and electronic hardware responsible for modern technology.

To find out more about these extraordinary individuals and their revolutionary work visit the Science and Discovery ZONE at the National Wax Museum Plus during Maths week.

This Maths week you can test your maths knowledge with a very special maths quiz and scavenger hunt. There will be a discounted price of €5 per pupil and teachers going free for all school groups visiting for maths week.

Pre-booking is advised.