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Mary is only 10, but she has a big dream. She’s been doing experiments at home and thinks science is pretty cool, but she really wants to win a Nobel Prize. Mary is the hero of Nobel Prize-winner Barry Marshall’s hilariously informative illustrated time-travelling adventure book, How to Win a Nobel Prize. In this energetic and interactive event, the book’s co-author Lorna Hendry and illustrator Bernard Caleo take kids into the wild, weird and wonderful world of science. Along the way, they’ll meet Einstein, Marie Curie and Rita Levi-Montalcini. They (literally) draw out some of the characters from the book and get kids started on some seriously silly experiments they can do at home.
Duration: 50-60 minutes
To learn more about Bernard Caleo click here
To learn more about Lorna Hendry click here
The Booked Out team were lucky to catch Bernard and Lorna’s How to Win a Nobel Prize session in action at Northcote Library recently, and it was so much fun.
Lorna and Bernard bring the perfect combination of scientific fact and explosive energy to their session – all the kids immediately stopped to watch the show. The hour is filled with variety to keep students occupied – a great mix of experiments, history about famous scientists, chemistry, myth-busting, and more! The session is both educational and entertaining.
We particularly loved the audience participation in the experiments, complete with a mini-labcoat for volunteers. Watch out for the egg experiment – things are bound to get a little smelly and silly!