Stu­dents em­brace science

The Tatura Guardian - - People - By Tara Whitsed

It was all things science at Tatura Pri­mary School last week as the school cel­e­brated Science Week on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day.

Prin­ci­pal Su­sanne Gill said the week was full of fun with each class par­tic­i­pat­ing in an hour-long ses­sion with Claire from Twisted Science in Echuca.

‘‘The ju­nior and mid­dle stu­dents worked on ‘Flash Bang’ and the se­nior stu­dents fo­cused on ‘Light Spec­tac­u­lar’,’’ Ms Gill said.

‘‘The chil­dren worked in pairs to per­form ex­per­i­ments and share their ob­ser­va­tions and out­comes.’’

Ms Gill said the school also hosted more than 200 guests at the an­nual Fam­ily Science Night.

She said she was pleased with the sup­port of the event.

‘‘The chil­dren have been en­joy­ing their class­room science as part of the cur­ricu­lum,’’ she said.

‘‘This week’s in­cur­sions and the Fam­ily Science Night are an ex­ten­sion of the science al­ready hap­pen­ing in the class­rooms.

‘‘In read­ing ses­sions this week the stu­dents have also tried to fo­cus on non-fic­tion sci­ence­based texts.’’

Ms Gill said the evening also in­cluded a pre­sen­ta­tion from ‘‘The Scien­twists’’ from Echuca who per­formed an en­gag­ing science show to an en­thu­si­as­tic au­di­ence.

‘‘The show in­cluded us­ing the van­der­graaf ma­chine, singing vac­uum cleaner tubes, chem­i­cal and heat re­ac­tions along with lots of flames, bangs and fun to keep the au­di­ence of the edge of their seats,’’ she said.

Lucky science prizes were given out through­out the night so stu­dent could con­tinue their science fun at home.

‘‘It was a great fam­ily night at Tatura Pri­mary School,’’ Ms Gill said.

Clever: Olivia Stevens looks at her thumb through a clear sphere which flipped the im­age up­side down.

Sim­ple things: Leasil Bouman look­ing at a straw in a glass of wa­ter.

Work­ing it out: Leasil Bouman and Chloe An­donoudis.

Con­cen­trat­ing: Lus­cia Esam and Kikia Warne.

All smiles: Paris Clarke and Maddi McNeil.

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