Students embrace science

August 30, 2017

Leasil Bouman and Chloe Andonoudis.

An engaged audience enjoyed a performance from The Scientwists.

Olivia Stevens looks at her thumb through a clear sphere which flipped the image upside down.

Paris Clarke and Maddi McNeil.

Luscia Esam and Kikia Warne.

Leasil Bouman looking at a straw in a glass of water.

It was all things science at Tatura Primary School last week as the school celebrated Science Week on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Principal Susanne Gill said the week was full of fun with each class participating in an hour-long session with Claire from Twisted Science in Echuca.

‘‘The junior and middle students worked on ‘Flash Bang’ and the senior students focused on ‘Light Spectacular’,’’ Ms Gill said.

‘‘The children worked in pairs to perform experiments and share their observations and outcomes.’’

Ms Gill said the school also hosted more than 200 guests at the annual Family Science Night.

She said she was pleased with the support of the event.

‘‘The children have been enjoying their classroom science as part of the curriculum,’’ she said.

‘‘This week’s incursions and the Family Science Night are an extension of the science already happening in the classrooms.

‘‘In reading sessions this week the students have also tried to focus on non-fiction science-based texts.’’

Ms Gill said the evening also included a presentation from ‘‘The Scientwists’’ from Echuca who performed an engaging science show to an enthusiastic audience.

‘‘The show included using the vandergraaf machine, singing vacuum cleaner tubes, chemical and heat reactions along with lots of flames, bangs and fun to keep the audience of the edge of their seats,’’ she said.

Lucky science prizes were given out throughout the night so student could continue their science fun at home.

‘‘It was a great family night at Tatura Primary School,’’ Ms Gill said.

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