Tag Archives: Science

Glasshouse Rotary Club sponsor Abigail for a Science Experience

From the 21-24 January I was sponsored by the Glasshouse Rotary Club to attend a four-day ‘Science Experience’. I have had a strong passion for Science, in particular Biology and Chemistry for quite a while and I plan on pursuing a science career in the future, however, I’ve never really known exactly how to get
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Primary Science Show

The Science ambassadors namely: Madeleine Roulston; JD Theron; Paige Thompson and Cerys Richardson organised a number of experiments to demonstrate to the Primary School students. Assisting the Science ambassadors were four other Year 11 Science students namely: Bakani Kombanie; Liana Perry; Ellena Jimenez and Robyn Harmse. Madeleine and Cerys demonstrated the ‘chilling effect’ of liquid
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Sound and light incursion

Brett from Big Bang Educational visited Year 1 to share a workshop with us as our introduction to the new unit. We all learnt new things, even the teachers, and we were all engaged with the talks, the hands on activities and the sound production sorting at the end. It was so much fun to
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CSI Year 6

Year 6 came back from the holidays to a startling surprise, a person (all pretend) had been found seriously wounded and poisoned and the students were trained as investigators to solve the crime! This was all part of a wonderful forensic science incursion where Year 6 students used the latest technology to check fingerprints, identify
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The Science Factory comes to Year 6

Our exploration of scientific concepts continued in Year 6 with a wonderful science symposium provided by the Science Factory. The collaborative learning space, known to us as L8, was transformed into a scientific wonderland with 30 interactive investigations set up for the students to explore. Experiments included the Mindstorm Lego Robots, flight simulation, virtual reality
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The Buzz in Year 6

The learning in Year 6 has been lit up recently by two inspiring special visitors. Each class enjoyed hands on investigation with the Big Bang science crew. The students were challenged to create electric circuits in order to operate switches, bulbs, buzzers, motors and fans. Fortunately, the sun was out and so they also explored
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Year 11 Biology Camp 2017

Our Year 11 Biology class went on camp to Stradbroke Island during the first week of Term 4. Students explored the island and ran scientific investigations across some of the island’s beautiful and varied habitats. Our main focus was to investigate how land management practices have changed on the island from before white settlement to
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Buranga Camp for Year 6

In Year 6 we are passionate about developing a growth mindset. We are beginning to understand that a struggle can be a time when our mind is challenged and therefore our brain has the opportunity to grow. There was plenty of challenge to be had at our recent Buranga Camp. Some students have described their
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Prep Science Sessions

On Friday 11 August all the Preps had a Science session with Brett from Big Bang Education. The children brainstormed ways things move, conducted experiments to find out what bounced the highest and how different shapes more. Then we all had loads of fun playing with different toys before sorting them according to how they
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L8 Science with Jasper, Arno and Josiah

In Year 6 we have been venturing over to the Senior School for a Science Superclass every Friday afternoon. Working hard and collaborating together, our focus was science, specifically, energy and electronics. We were also introduced to the MakeyMakeys, a groundbreaking new electronic set that connects to a computer. This device enabled us to experiment
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