As she lay sleeping…

As memorable as the fairy tale may be, I’m sure some of the facts may be a bit of a blur, as it was heard many moons ago. If the thought of bringing this classic childhood fairy tale to life excites you, then you are in for a treat at the Power of Poison expo!…

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The Power of Poison offers lots of exciting activities and exhibits. It’s no surprise to learn that the expo was designed, and materials selected with kids in mind.

IMG_0831The main aim of the Power of Poison expo is to educate young minds, in a creative, FUN way! With decor that will have you  feeling like you’ve entered a whole new world, the expo is set up to take you on a tour through history, to the current  developments in poison and a glimpse into the ways that poison can be a powerful source in medicinal research for the future.

The guided tours of the Power of Poison expo offers various methods of engagement – whether you’re interested in the supernatural world of witches and wizards boiling and toiling at the cauldron, or if you’re interested in hard, cold facts with research done by world-renowned scientists, the Power of Poison offers you an opportunity to look at a substance commonly known, but misunderstood. 

The Power of Poison expo also offers curriculum material to take back into the classroom. Make a school booking and pay a discounted price… What’s more? Teachers enter the expo absolutely free!

 

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Green bubbly gets the media talking

  Welcomed by the malignant-looking Monty the snake, and a dose of green-bubbly, the anticipation was palpable as guests anxiously awaited their adventure down the rabbit-hole during the Power of Poison media launch at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 14th April. Upon entering the expo, education was first on the agenda. The introductory exhibit was…

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About the exhibition

Power of Poison offers a walk-through experience of the various, wondrous ways that poison is known and used for. From the revelation of facts about how something as enjoyable as chocolate can be deadly for dogs, to the use of the Gila monster’s saliva as treatment for illnesses as common as diabetes, and other ways…

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Meet the Curator

Dr. Mark Siddall, the curator of the American Museum of Natural History, and President-elect of the American Society of Parasitologists devotes himself to uncovering the mysteries and biology of parasitism, he has also devoted his life to conserving nature’s neglected organisms, like leeches. In his choice to zoom in on leeches, he found that the…

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CCSS Grades: 3-8 Word Search April 15th, marks the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Dubbed ‘The ship of dreams’, the luxury cruise liner was like no other. Considered an engineering marvel, the 11-story structure was not just the largest ship to ever grace the seas, but also, one that featured unrivaled…

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Titanic victim’s relative hits out at ‘insensitive, insulting’ Jeremy Paxman BY JOANNE SWEENEY – 04 DECEMBER 2014

  The great-granddaughter of a Belfast man who perished in the Titanic sinking has said she is “appalled” by broadcaster Jeremy Paxman’s comments on the tragedy. Susie Millar also condemned the leading BBC television presenter as “extremely insensitive and insulting” to the relatives of those who were lost and “the skilled men of Harland and…

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