The Festival of Curiosity starts today in Dublin for four days of imagination, science and culture. Broadcaster Dara Ó Briain will be bringing his BBC Science Club to the festival for a special one-off live show at the Mansion House tomorrow, Friday 26 July.

In this news2day report from 2003, Dara explains how science is "all about rockets and hot air balloons and finger prints". He is interviewed at a Forfás event in Drumcondra Teacher Training College, aimed at making science more fun for schoolchildren. Local 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 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".

Cathal Murray reports for news2day on 20 May 2003.

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