WE HAVE THREE DAYS of Science Week action happening in Tipperary Institute, involving hundreds of school students who are coming to Thurles because they want to see how mathematics relates to “The Science Behind Computer Games” this week. Besides teaching these students in a hands-on environment how maths, art and audio play important parts in making a video game, we're also interviewing audience members about topics arising from Science Week's surveys. The survey complements the theme that science plays an important part in everyday life. As explained on the Science Week website, "We are constantly surrounded by science, technology and engineering in the modern world. We are woken by talking alarm clocks, dress in man-made fibres, check the TV weather, listen to radio news or traffic reports, use electricity to make our breakfast. And all that is before we have even left the house." We are asking students who come to Tipperary Institute to talk about the role science plays in their lives. The questions change from day to day.
Tuesday: What is your favourite invention? Kevin Breathnach remembers k'nex from his childhood.
Wednesday: What invention do you want to see most in the future? Brian wants to see the true promise of technology fulfilled.
Thursday: What’s the next gadget that you want to buy? Monsooch wants a Lego Mindstorms.
Friday: Which invention has helped you most with work you have to do?
Saturday: In your opinion what was the best invention in 2007?
We will compile the results every day and offer up a blog post along with an audio file.
If you would like to participate, just fire up your blog and answer the question of the day.