March 06 2009
Did you know that a bolt of lightning has enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread?
Now that's a fab science fact to chew on forNational Science & Engineering Week March 6-15 2009.
Find out more amazing science facts at physics.org.
Are you lucky enough to be going to a museum or science centre to have some fun with science this week?
Or are you celebrating at school?© physics.org
There are just loads of great science games to play online too.Are you up for the challenge?
© Show Me
First up is our favourite Science Museum game, Launchball.
Click on this link for more Science Museum games.
© Science Museum
Or how aboutGlasgow Science Centre's games?
Their Asteroid Defence game is brilliant.
Can you hold your nerve and blast those asteroids before they hit your space ship?
© Glasgow Science Centre
Stay out of this world withTime Twins on the physics.org website.
Feeling spaced out?
When you're done fighting those pesky aliens, you'll findlots of other games to play at Planet Science.© physics.org
The Royal Institute of Great Britain (Ri) also has a good selection of games.
Their Joints Explorer game will tickle your funny bone.
If you enjoy that, why not try more of the Ri's games?
© the Royal Institution
National Science & Engineering Week is organised by the British Science Association.
Museums and science centres, as well as schools, are holding events for National Science & Engineering Week 2009.
© British Science Association
Find out about what's happening where on theBritish Science Association website.
You can also investigate science all year round at these amazing museums and science centres:
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre Widnes
Magna Science Adventure Centre Rotherham
Life Science Centre Newcastle
Green's Mill & Science Centre Nottingham
National Space Science Centre Leicester
The Observatory Science Centre Herstmonceux
South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre Chichester
The Science Museum London
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Cambridge
Sensation Science Centre Dundee
Glasgow Science Centre Glasgow
w5 (Whowhatwherewhenwhy) Belfast
Armagh Planetarium Armagh
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Happy National Science Week everyone!