Northern Ireland has been home to some incredible inventors and scientists. William and Anthony Traill, from Co Antrim, invented the world’s first electric tramway in the 1880s. The Giant’s Causeway Tramway harnessed hydro-electric power. Belfast born engineer, mathematician and physicist Lord Kelvin, invented the international system of absolute temperature, and Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, also born in Belfast, is the talented astrophysicist who discovered pulsars.
The country has many inspiring museums for kids to learn about Northern Ireland’s history of engineering. A favourite of ours is Titanic Belfast, located beside the very place where the ship was designed, built and launched. The museum tells the story of the infamous ship from conception through to its tragic legacy.
We want to inspire the next generation of inventors and scientists in Northern Ireland.
Professor Bubbleworks offers engaging science workshops all over the country. Our fully trained team are experts in delivering exciting activities to kids between the ages of 4-11. Whether your young professors are based in Belfast, Londonderry, Derry, Lisburn, Newtownabbey or Bangor – we can cover anywhere in the county.