This week BalCC students participated in National Science Week. Year 3-5 students visited the Science lab and experimented with displays prepared by the Year 9 and 10 students. The interactive displays included catapults, coloured liquids of different densities, volcanoes, models of DNA, rubber eggs and static electricity.
The Prep-Year 2 students watched an experiment by BalCC Laboratory Technician, Zachary McKee before moving on to their classrooms to partner with their buddies from Year 3-5 for Science activities.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.
Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.