National Science Week – August 13th – 21st
National Science Week this year is from Monday 15th to Friday 19th August. The school theme for 2022 National Science Week is “More than meets the eye”. It is based on the UN International Year of Glass. It will celebrate the many roles that glass plays in our lives – from phone screens to optical fibre to glassware in labs – plus investigating glass as a part of our sustainable future. The uses for and intrinsic nature of glass in science make it a suitable topic for investigation across all strands of science education. The students in years F-6 will complete a variety of activities with their classroom teacher during that week based on this year’s theme.
To celebrate Science Week, all students in Year 3 to Year 6 will have the opportunity to attend a one hour in school workshop ‘Big Science Big Fun’ run by Fizzics Education on Monday 15th August. This workshop will showcase a variety of scientific activities such as gigantic bubbles, hair-raising electricity experiments, levitating beach balls, a giant gyroscope, fire balls, coloured shadows, a flame equalizer and much more! This will allow the students to consolidate some of the concepts taught at school throughout the year.