Life of science put under microscope
A LOVE of science has seen four talented St Catherine’s Catholic College kids travel to Brisbane to expand their knowledge in the field.
Attending the Australian Academy of Technology Sciences and Engineering Clunies Ross 2015 Wonder of Extreme Science Experience last weekend, the students heard talks from top scientists such as Nobel Prize winner Brian Schmidt and got hands one with two scientific workshops.
St Catherine’s Catholic College head of science Debbie Taylor said the kids submitted a hand-written application explaining why they de- served the experience.
The idea of the trip was to give the Year 10 students an idea of what a career in science might be like.
“They’re at a stage where they’re starting to choose subjects,” Ms Taylor said.
“That’s why it was important for them to hear from scientists and see what it’s going to entail.”
There was a little bit of fun involved as well though, with the kids taking time out for a trip to Dreamworld.
“The intention was to do some data logging of all the rides, but we had a bit of a (technical) hold up on that,” Ms Taylor said.
FIELD TRIP: St Catherine’s Catholic College students Eamon Beatts, Katya Bandow, Caleb Robinson and Nikita Avery with head of science Debbie Taylor (centre) outside Dreamworld.