The media this week has been covering many new Science innovations as part of it’s coverage about National Science Week. Here at St Emilie’s we also celebrated this exciting learning area. Enjoy these few images and clips about our experiences this week.
Our major event was by invitation to the CSIRO STEM in Schools ‘virtual classroom’ that took place this morning. By invitation only, through our involvement in Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools, we were included in a webinar/virtual classroom with a panel of Australians working in the space industry.
Our Year 5 students prepared their own questions to ask the panel and we submitted these for consideration last week. Here are a few of the ideas that we proposed to the panel-
Joshua P– Is it possible for the space junk to come back to earth?
Joshua D – How many times have there been a space disaster on a satellite? How far is the furthest satellite from Earth? What is the most common piece of material in space? How long does it approximately take to make a satellite or rocket ship?
Emmy M– What age was the youngest person ever to go into space?
Meilee R – Do you need to go up there and collect all the space junk?
Francheska D – Have you found any other planets that we humans could also live on?
Joanna T– What was the laser invented for in the first place? What was its purpose when it was first made?
Annette C – How does it space junk stay near Earth without falling back to Earth? What would happen if we didn’t have an ozone layer?
Drew M – Is it possible to go to a different planet and still return? Do you think that there are some undiscovered planets? In NASA who are the most important people for scientific breakthroughs?
Luke H – Could you make something that clears or sucks up all the space junk? How long does it take to reach Mars? Would people be able to live on Kepler?
Enjoy these images of our experience this morning.
The Year 5 students all ready and keen for the ‘virtual classroom’ event to begin.
We heard the answers to questions presented by students from schools all over Australia.
St Emilie’s were lucky to be acknowledged in a ‘shout out’ to schools invited to the webinar. Click on this link and you can view some of the webinar.
Here are some the other lessons that occurred during National Science Week.
The Year 2 students measured the seedling in their Future Garden made from a recycled soft drink bottle.
The students in 5B enjoyed a visit with Gina Pearse from the Mildew Mania project at Curtin University. She also treated our students to a few gifts to celebrate National Science Week.
The Year 4 students are learning about the diversity of bird species that inhabit the school bushland. They are in the process of making their own bird feeders so that they can entice birds into their own gardens at home.
Year 6 students are investigating ocean acidification. The students conducted an investigation with two marine shells placed in different solutions.
Year one students explored the value of water and how it is a vital necessity for life.
Happy National Science Week to all…