Students get mad about science

SCIENCE Week at Nowra Christian School was fun, educational and informative.

Preparations for the event started several weeks ago and the students took on their tasks with a great deal of enthusiasm.

The displays were all on show during the school’s science fair, which was held earlier this week.

The students produced many projects, including model solar powered cars and floating gardens, designed sporks (a spoon and fork in one) with a digital printer and learnt about climate change.

See video as the students and teacher talk about the week.

Science Week at Nowra Christian School

Teacher Leah Arthur said the students enjoyed the week.

“It’s really important for us as teachers that we show the children the connection between what they learn in school and the issues in the real world,” she said.

The students learnt that when it came to things like climate change solutions to the problem could be found.

“I was impressed with their attitude and with their innovations and they often came up with ideas that I did not expect,” she said.

The students are now looking forward to next year’s Science Week.

The climate change experiment (see below) was both hands on and educational for the students.

They took a plant and changed two factors to stimulate climate change.

The acidity of the rain and heat the atmosphere was changed and plant did not adapt well to the changes.

What is Science Week ?

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and thousands of individuals – from students, to scientists to chefs and musicians – get involved, taking part in more than 1000 science events across the nation.

Science Week is designed for everyone – it’s definitely not restricted to schools and universities – with events and activities and talks and shows for every age group.

It provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists’ to the world of knowledge.

It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to become fascinated by the world we live in.