A giant polar bear has been entertaining children at the Newcastle Science Festival Roadshow.
The lifesize puppet called Bjorn is being used to help teach kids about life in the Arctic.
It is one of a variety of activities on offer at the roadshow to encourage children to engage in science.
These include an inflatable planetarium for stargazing, as wel as live cookery demonstrations.
The event at Cowgate Community Centre is part of the Newcastle Science Festival Roadshow.
Community scientist Oliver Kettering said, "It's an opportunity to take events that happen at Newcastle Science Festival into the community.
"It's really important to excite people about science and show them how engaging and how fun it can be."
The next stop for Bjorn the Polar Bear is the Beacon in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for the final day of the roadshow on February 26, 2012.
Newcastle Science Festival is running from March 8 to March 15, 2012.
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