Science week a hit at St Cath’s

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

STU­DENTS at St Cather­ine’s Col­lege in Proser­pine got into the spirit of National Science Week this week through a num­ber of in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties.

At St Cather­ine’s stu­dents took part in brain break morn­ing teas, kids’ science chal­lenges and science scav­enger hunts through­out the week.

They were also en­cour­aged to add and an­swer ques­tions on the science ques­tion board with a kid’s science chal­lenge cham­pion awarded at the end of the week.

Stu­dents in years 1-3 also par­tic­i­pated in Lab on Legs, an in­ter­ac­tive science work­shop run by CSIRO.

Year 4 stu­dents re­ceived a visit from a mys­tery sci­en­tist and all stu­dents were poised to catch their teach­ers per­form­ing ran­dom acts of science through­out the week.

The week will cul­mi­nate to­mor­row at lunchtime with a Who Wants to be a Mil­lion­aire chal­lenge.

Stu­dents will an­swer science ques­tions in an ef­fort to win five min­utes of ex­tra play­time if they reach one mil­lion dollars. National Science Week is an an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of science in Aus­tralia where school stu­dents are en­cour­aged to en­joy and ex­plore the won­ders and ben­e­fits of science.

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