Ju­lat­ten’s scaly fo­cus

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - @SCHOOL -

STU­DENTS at Ju­lat­ten State School par­tic­i­pated in spe­cial sci­ence ses­sions last week to cel­e­brate Sci­ence Week and sci­en­tific learn­ing.

Stu­dents at­tended a Rep­tile Aware­ness and Safety Pre­sen­ta­tion to pro­mote alert­ness about snakes.

This was timely since rep­tiles have been more vis­i­ble and ag­gres­sive with the re­cent warm weather each day.

Chris O’Dowd from Cooy­abased Ven­ture Deeper demon­strated the cor­rect emer­gency treat­ment for snake bite and shared in­for­ma­tion about pythons and elapids with ex­cited stu­dents and in­ter­ested adults.

Chris brought a va­ri­ety of snakes with him that he al­lowed stu­dents to ob­serve and touch, so that in­for­ma­tion is shared and un­der­stand­ings de­vel­oped.

Chris con­fesses that he loves snakes and is keen to share his knowl­edge and ap­pre­ci­a­tion with ea­ger learn­ers. Chris also pro­vides snake re­lo­ca­tion ser­vices in our lo­cal area.

Our Sci­en­tist in School, Mr Fred worked with classes in Sci­ence Week to ex­plain night and day, the so­lar sys­tem and be­yond. Mr Fred also demon­strated to stu­dents how to mea­sure sound waves and their fre­quency.

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