Game Changers And Change Makers: Science Day 2018

Science Day 2018 at Santa Maria College well and truly started off with a bang at recess when Mr Cesareo and Mr Hanbidge delivered a very special Science show, elephants toothpaste was manufactured, hydrogen balloons were exploding as well as a spectacular pyrotechnic demonstration of the Thermite reaction. The girls enjoyed it and were upset when the show came to an end. I am sure it will be even bigger and better next year and Mr Cesareo’s jokes will hopefully improve!

Throughout the day girls were participating in quizzes that were organised by the Year 10 BrainSTEM girls as well as the Education Perfect Science championship, we are looking forward to hearing how the girls have performed in this.

At lunchtime, teachers and technicians in the Science department as well as Ms Harris’s super special Year 11 Human Biology volunteers in the had fun with liquid nitrogen where we made ice-cream and served over 300 scoops to an eager line of students.

Dr Bugalugs talk on Minibeasts in my city looks like it would be good fun.

The Innovators’ Tea Parties are also happening during Science week which links successful women working in STEM with high school students in engaging, speed-networking events. Mentors are selected from a range of industries and backgrounds and are passionate about telling their stories and promoting their fields. The events are free to all students in years 10 to 12. See below for details:

Also, the Perth Science Festival is happening this weekend at Claremont Showgrounds.

Happy Science week and thank you to all of the staff within the Science department as well as Ella Mills, Georgia Vinci, Bianca Petite, Jayde Northover, Anna Burfoot and Adele Smith (Year 11 Human Biology students) as well as Kirstie Pool, Chloe Waters and Sara Harcourt-Smith (Year 12 Integrated Science students) an absolute dream team.

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