For Incredible Science 2007 on Monday 2 July the Science team made a contribution with its Giants of Science display augmented for the day by dinosaur mobiles and colourful posters:
The display proved to be of great interest to those attending the day. A multiple choice quiz devised by the Science librarians proved popular as children were asked to write their answers to two sets of questions. Two of the entries would be drawn to win a prize:
Examples of one set of questions:
Where does Homer J. Simpson live?
(A) Springfield (B) New York (C) Los Angeles (D) Washington D. C.
What was the first man-made satellite named?
(A) Explorer I (B) Pioneer (C) Sputnik (D) V2
Examples of a harder set of questions were:
What is the nearest value of the geometry value 'pi' (ie. 22/7) ?
(A) 3.35 (B) 3.14 (C) 3.93 (D) 3.75
Which famous British explorer first visited New Zealand in 1769?
(A) Abel Tasman (B) William Bligh (C) James Cook (D) Ernest Shackleton
There were a lot of entries for the random winners of the prize to be drawn from. Our thanks to all those who contributed to the display, entered the quiz, and to John Lavas, Biological Sciences and Marine Science Subject Librarian, for supplying the prize, his own book Dragons from the Dunes : The Search for Dinosaurs in the Gobi Desert.