Learning about science can be an enjoyable experience for young people.

Dara Ó Briain believes learning science can be fun for young people. He was speaking at a Forfás event in Drumcondra Teacher Training College, aimed at schoolchildren.

All about rockets and hot air balloons and fingerprints.

Students enthusiastically conduct experiments and demonstrate their results. One experiment shows a rocket going from one end of a string to the other, which Dara Ó Briain says happens for, the same reason as a rocket going from earth to the moon and when you get older, "you can blow up bigger things".

A News2Day report broadcast on 20 May 2003. The reporter is Cathal Murray.