Chal­lenge a bat­tle of brains

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Near You -

IT was a bat­tle of the brains at Scitech re­cently when hun­dreds of Pri­mary Ex­ten­sion and Chal­lenge (PEAC) stu­dents com­peted at Scitech’s Brain­storm Chal­lenge Days.

The stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in ac­tiv­i­ties and prob­lem-solv­ing ex­er­cises that chal­lenged their knowl­edge of science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths.

“It’s won­der­ful to see all the stu­dents con­verge at Scitech and re­ally be ex­cited to chal­lenge them­selves in new sit­u­a­tions, prob­lem-solve through ef­fec­tive team­work and come up with some re­ally cre­ative so­lu­tions to a ques­tion or prob­lem,” co-or­di­na­tor Angie Kara said.

Some of this year’s chal­lenges in­cluded a space quiz in the plan­e­tar­ium, de­sign­ing a medicine based on in­ves­ti­ga­tions into prop­er­ties of var­i­ous pow­ders and flu­ids and a prob­lem-solv­ing chal­lenge in which stu­dents at­tempted to get dif­fer­ent balls out of a mea­sur­ing cylin­der full of wa­ter.

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