National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology featuring events delivered to 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.
Travel restrictions and physical distancing requirements in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has seen more significance placed on National Science Week this year to recognise the work done on our behalf by scientists, medical researchers, and health professionals.
This year Sunshine Coast Grammar is excited to celebrate this event in an effort to recognise, explore and educate students about an array of Science ideas.
Head of Science at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Mr Chris Smith says that students have had the opportunity this week to trial the science of eggs and energy drinks. They have put their hands on different types of rocks and minerals, tried out balloon copters, designed lab coats, participated in a series of demonstrations and explosions and tested out heat shields to save our egg-astronauts.
“Science Week is only possible with the help of our dedicated Science Lab Technicians and our Science Teaching Staff who gave up their time to coordinate activities and supported each other for the benefit of students.”
In the future, we aim to have students conceive, develop and run activities with staff and students in our Primary School.
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.