Rockets, robotics and scientific fun
PRIMARY school students from across Somerset got the chance to explore everything science with just under 500 youngsters gathering for the Minden State School Science Fair.
Kids got a chance to see Rocket Man Ari Piirainen launch several rockets on the school oval, checked out a host of stalls featuring everything from robotics to geology before finishing the day with a balloon powered car competition.
Minden State School Science and Digital Technology Facilitator Jenni Einam said the day was used as a celebration of science.
“In small schools we can’t often afford to get some of the things to come into us (on a regular basis) but by having it here I’m able to have all the schools come in and participate,” Mrs Einam said.
“We’re just trying to make it accessible to children, a lot of them never go to Brisbane so would never go to a science fair.”
In her role at the school, Mrs Einam wanted to foster a love for science.
“I try to do a lot of hands-on stuff,” she said.