Redeemer Lutheran School recently celebrated National Science Week, Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
“Children are naturally curious, which makes science an ideal subject for them to learn,” Redeemer Director of Teaching and Learning, Petrea Booth said, “Science is an active subject, with hands-on labs and experiments, making science well-suited to active younger children.”
Throughout the week students from Early Learning to Year 6 had a one-hour science session full of fascinating, hands-on rotational activities, including experiments with fizzy lemons, potato holes and solving secret invisible ink messages. Students also role-played being scientists, created music using circuits on a celery piano and explored their senses while making a mess with Oobleck and many more hands on activities. The week’s success owed much to specialist Science, Engineering and Technology teacher Charina Pumpa’s planning and organisation of the experiences on offer.
During the week, ‘Bubble-ologist’ Marty McBubble presented his Scientific Bubble-Show.
“Students sat in awe as Marty McBubble transformed the LPC into a colourful and creative bubble show,” Mrs Booth said, “We even had a number of students and teachers trapped in a giant bubble!”
Students also earned school house competition ‘Redeemer Cup’ points by participating in Science Week lunchtime challenges such as a Humpty Dumpty Build a Wall and Egg Drop Challenges, Forensic Fingerprints Challenge and a Forensic ‘who kidnapped Kevin Bacon’ challenge. This year’s house winner was Prince George with 68 points, just 1 point ahead of second place.