Our College Year 7 students have so much to discover in their learning journey and science is one of the many exciting areas that brings their learning to life. During the term, Nanogirl paid the youngest in our College a visit and engaged them in a series of experiments that introduced different aspects of science.
Our inquisitive minds were keen participants, listening attentively and volunteering eagerly to carry out experiments that uses everyday household items and activities to learn how chemistry, physics, geology, engineering and biology play a part in their everyday world.
In addition to widening their knowledge, the approach and lessons shared by Nanogirl through experiments allowed our students to explore new theories, and put ideas to the test as they continue to think of and research concepts and possibilities as part of their ongoing class assessments and in preparation for their submission in the upcoming Science Fair.
Through these visits, we hope to complement classroom learning of STEM and inquiry-based instructional approach to pique interests and inspire ideation based on basic scientific principles through practical implementation.
It was wonderful to see our Year 7 students fully engaged in the science show and we can’t wait to see their well-researched work in the coming term.
Here is what our students had to say about the visit:
I think it was cool to see how far air can travel. I have learned that air that moves fast can push cups over! – Malikah Buddle
The thing that I found interesting about the Nanogirl presentation was how much force was produced and shot out of the bucket when Malikah pulled back the string attached to the air gun. It even had so much force it knocked the cup off my head and gave me a fright! – Maddison Anderson
I learned that friction can make sound. During the Nanogirl presentation I discovered that by hanging a string from a plastic up and rubbing a wet paper towel against the string. The noise was hilarious! – Maia Ellis