18 Aug 2022

The wonderful world of science

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Each year carries a different theme and this year it was ‘Glass: More than meets the eye’.

This year's theme was selected to help students understand a household item in a new light. Exploring glass in greater detail, our Junior School students discussed the properties of glass and how it can be used across various applications, many of which are essential items.

Each class in the Junior School discussed the properties of glass and how it can be used across various applications, many of which are essential items. Our Foundation students were the first to dive into the wonderful world of science, welcoming a special visitor into the classroom.

Always eager to share her love of science with young people, Carol Bradshaw from Curious Kids brought in a range of science activities such as colour changing and a bicarb soda and vinegar volcano for the children to try their hand at.

In addition to this, Junior School students from different year levels worked together in blended classes on two different science-based activities or experiments. While it was difficult to incorporate glass into all of the activities, the students did for example use glass marbles for marble race runs and glass testing tubes for their experiments.

Other activities included bridge and tower building, as well as more creative ventures such as making craft stick harmonicas and kaleidoscopes. Thank you to our wonderful Junior School staff members for organising these various activities!

Judging by how much the students seemed to enjoy completing the experiments, we may just have some future scientists in our ranks!