Squishy science stuff
SQUISHY slime and hand-pumped rockets were the most popular learning tools for local children getting involved with Science Week on Tuesday.
Port Douglas State School conducted a hands-on lesson in science, with older students imparting their knowledge to those enrolled in Year 3 and younger.
ICT and science teacher Leigh Dunn said science stations were set up in five marquees on the school oval with about 10 different activities on offer.
Mr Dunn said the youngsters had a blast learning about magnetism, static electricity and hydraulics, among other things.
“They’re learning through play rather than using a pencil and paper, so they actually get to see how it works for themselves,” he said.
“It’s just hands-on investigation and learning about science.
“They like the pump rockets, they’re popular, and they like the slime because it’s more sensory, it’s using the sensation of touch.”
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