General School News

Science Spectacular

Last week a number of students from Years 8, 9 and 10 attended ‘Science Spectacular’ at Sydney University.

 

The day began with an explosive chemistry show after which students attended two hands-on workshops followed by a talk delivered by the famous scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, on future science careers.

 

Year 8 attended workshops on ‘How to be a Physicist’ where they explored the wonders of superconductivity and electromagnetism, and ‘Archaeological Science’ where they were given gloves to examine real artefacts from ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt kept in the Nicholson Museum.

 

Years 9 and 10 attended workshops on ‘De-mystifying DNA’ to explore how DNA is used in forensic science and ‘Explosive Fun’ which took place in the chemistry laboratories in the University. 

 

It was an absolute pleasure to take all students on this very enjoyable excursion.

 

Ms Anne Cudd and Mrs Denise Bailey

Science

 

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