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National Science Week

30/08/2016
We celebrated Science Week from 15th - 19th August with workshops and demonstrations every day. Students turned up in great numbers to participate, showing how interested they are in science.
The theme of Drones, Droids and Robotics meant we were able to offer a variety of activities.
Firstly, the children worked collaboratively to make robotic hands. This proved to be a lengthy process but was great to see them working to-gether and committing to complete the task. We had some great fin-ished models.
They also had an opportunity to work on some introductory coding with our Beebot. The Beebot is a bee shaped robot that can be programmed to move around a course—great fun!
Our third activity was a challenge to build a Scribblebot - a robot/machine that draws or scrib-bles. This was a great learning experience that was very successful. It was fantastic to see the results and the excitement of each team as their robot was completed and tested. (Photos on page 1.)
At the end of the week, the whole school participated in a Science Show and learnt many new facts about AIR. Finally the children experienced a demonstration of how drones work. It was very exciting to see it in action and to watch as it took off from the school oval and flew out of sight up into the clouds. Thank you to Matt for taking the time to visit and demonstrate for us.
A big thank you to Beau, Mr Wood and Mrs Matheson for the monstrous robot on display in the library. It looked amazing! One Year 6 student named it the Book Bot, so we think it should have a permanent home in the library. Thank you as always to the staff for their hard work. Julia Shafer worked tirelessly to plan and implement the week’s activities— and help from Jo M, Jo T, Paul, Shirley, Tracey, Helen and Don made the week a huge success.