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Why mysteries of the universe are so elemental

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 07/03/2014

Most of us have no idea how we, or indeed the world around us, was formed. And only science geeks or quiz masters could name many of the elements in the periodic table.

But the Ulster Museum is hoping to change our attitude – or more precisely the attitude of schoolchildren – towards science by presenting information about elements and their role in everyday life in a fun and interesting manner. It is the only exhibition of its kind in the UK and may spark an interest in science among those pupils transferring from primary to secondary level education.

Science enables us to unravel the mysteries of the universe but it need not be the sole preserve of budding Einsteins. This initiative makes it accessible to everyone.

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