Our Year 7 Science students have been studying forces. Whilst studying the forces of weight and buoyancy, students were given a challenge - to design and construct a boat that could holdthe most weight. Students had a budget of $25 toy money to buy the materials.The winning design for 7A could hold more than 1200g!
Year 11 Psychology classes were invited to join the Melbourne zoo for the “Ethics, Zoos and You” Program. Students were able to learn about the procedures the Zoo uses to ensure that the animals have positive welfare while being in captivity, as well as being involved in investigating and observing the animal's activity levels in their environments. The weather on this particular day was very dull and rainy, but that didn’t stop the positive and fun experience that Melbourne zoo provided to the students. They were able to observe the Elephants for investigative research as well as take a journey around the zoo and look at their favourite animals. A huge thank you to Melbourne Zoo, the amazing Zoo teacher, Claire, as well as Ms Pereira and Mrs Marshall for supervising the students today. (Reflection by Selafina - Year 11)
A new project was launched in the Science and STEM Academy focusing on launching rockets! The students started by doing some trial runs launching soft drink water rockets. The students then competed in a competition to see which group could make a rocket out of a soft drink bottle remain in flight for the longest period of time.