Roar All About It! As the Ulster Museum gets ready to welcome its Dino-star guest, Dippy the Diplodocus, Dr. Mike Simms Curator of Palaeontology explodes some common dinosaur-themed myths and misunderstandings… The Ice Age was caused by a meteorite impact. Scientists are not quite sure what causes an Ice Age, but the
Chartered electrical engineer Kerrine, a former recipient of the Precious Award for Outstanding Woman in STEM, is endeavouring to tackle gender diversity issues and misconceptions about STEM jobs at grassroots level, through her independent publishing house, Butterfly Books, which communicates a positive message about the professions to young children. Kerrine is
In this school year, 2017/2018, Young Enterprise Northern Ireland had the privilege of engaging with 87,879 students, working with 351 schools and achieving wonderful support from over 900 business volunteers. Was your child’s school involved? Banbridge Academy‘s ‘Poppin’ were awarded the prestigious accolade of Young Enterprise’s Company of the Year
Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela began life in the tiny South African Village of Mvezo and became the first black president of South Africa. A charming new biography for children has been published to tie in with the July 2018 commemoration of a hundred years since his
Why do octopuses have eight arms? How do fish breathe underwater and are jellyfish actually made of jelly? Author and illustrator Yuval Zommer provides the answer to these and many more fishy facts… How does an animal breathe underwater? All animals need to breathe in oxygen to stay alive. Land animals
In January Ni4kids launched a survey asking parents for their views on the Budget cost-saving proposal of the removal, or means testing, of free home-to-school transport… In December, in the absence of Ministers and a working Executive, the Department of Finance took the unusual step of publishing information about the
The science behind mind-boggling illusions has intrigued adults and children alike for years but now with their new book Optical Illusions, two of the foremost experts in optical art and illusions reveal how to wow your friends and family. Hole in the Hand Illusion This simple illusion will give you
From cave paintings 40,000 years ago to abstract-expressionist New York, acclaimed author and art historian Michael Bird transports young readers on a journey across continents to introduce the lives and works of history’s greatest artists… Human beings looking more or less like us have been around for maybe 200,000 years.