This week, two under graduate students from the Curtin Science Outreach program visited our Year 6 classes . This program is committed to providing opportunities for future scientists and engineers, as well as their educators – encouraging them to learn new skills, meet like-minded people and spark excitement for science and engineering. Aleesha and Miki presented an activity that incorporated simple circuits using electric snap on kits.
The children were required to meet a challenge by imagining they were stranded in the outback: How would they alert rescuers? How would they keep cool in the heat? and what would they use for light in the pitch black of night? Using the snap on kits, the students were able to successfully create all three devices and complete the challenge.
Here are a few photos of the experience.