Stu­dents brew up a brain­storm

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

PRI­MARY School stu­dents from across WA learnt that two heads are bet­ter than one at Scitech’s Brain­storm Chal­lenge Days.

School groups met each day for fun ac­tiv­i­ties and prob­lem solv­ing that chal­lenged their knowl­edge in the ar­eas of science, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and maths dur­ing the week-long event from Oc­to­ber 19 to 23.

The over­all win­ner of the Chal­lenge Days was a team from Mt Hawthorn Pri­mary School, with Floreat Park Pri­mary School com­ing sec­ond and third place go­ing to an­other Mt Hawthorn Pri­mary School team.

Scitech Brain­storm Chal­lenge Days co-or­di­na­tor Angie Kara said the chal­lenge was pop­u­lar with stu­dents and teach­ers alike.

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

“Th­ese chal­lenges are so ex­cit­ing for the stu­dents and gives them a chance to learn science in a hands-on en­vi­ron­ment cre­ated es­pe­cially for them.

“It’s also great at bring­ing to­gether wider school com­mu­ni­ties; and all in the name of science.”

The days are bro­ken into unique chal­lenges that cover top­ics in­clud­ing physics, space, chem­istry, flight and engi­neer­ing.

Floreat Park PS’ Joel Kl­vac, Dy­lan Har­vey and Bianca Fewings with Scitech’s Thomas Coe.

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