Science week inspires students
Students from Pegs Creek Primary School joined schools around the Pilbara celebrating National Science Week, an annual celebration of science in Australia.
The school’s theme for National Science Week 2015 was “Making waves – the science of light”, based on the International Year of Light.
Pegs Creek PS science curriculum co-ordinator Sandrine Konig said students from pre-primary to Year 6 participated in a range of fun and educational activities led by Brett Morellini from SciTech.
She said activities included painting with UV paint and torches, making kaleidoscopes and discussing how UV light worked. “After a weeklong build-up of daily “cool” science videos and really bad jokes, activities started with a bang on the Friday morning,” she said.
“Students rotated in mixed groups with senior students acting as responsible school leaders and guiding students across various activities for the day.
“Thanks to Wickham Primary School, students also were able to experience Bee-Bots robots and for many students this was their first experience at programming simple robots.”
There is a variety of ways schools and communities can get involved in National Science Week in future.
Arie Watson, Lucas Slade, Clive Castres, Jack Rolle and Jai Sinclair put their science skills to the test during National Science Week.