Inspiration for young scientists
WORDS: MR NEALE PETERS – SENIOR SCHOOL CHEMISTRY STAFF
A successful experiment during National Science Week at Scotch.
There were plenty of interesting activities at Scotch during National Science Week in August.
Among the activities to titillate boys were a Chemistry Extravaganza in the Lithgow Centre Atrium at lunchtime on Monday 15 August, where students witnessed such things as exploding hydrogen, crystal stalagmites, and the famous ‘foam column’.
There was also the Cosmodome – a dome-shaped mini-cinema set up in the Cardinal Pavilion for Year 8 Science classes on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 August, where students were taken on a captivating tour of the solar system, and introduced to the wonders of our night sky and its historical-cultural significance.
For Year 10 students, a guest speaker in the Science Lecture Theatre gave them an insight into the world of modern engineering and the application of the science learnt at school to real-world problems, hopefully inspiring a few of them to become the next generation of bridge-builders.