Flagstone State Community College held its third annual science day of excellence on August 24 for students in years 5 and 6 from primary schools in the district.
The event continues to grow and was hailed a success with more than 140 students attending the science event this year.
The inclement weather conditions were unfortunate for some of the planned activities, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the students, with all giving their best effort and commitment to the activities.
The event included hands on activities exploring many facets of science, technology, engineering and maths.
This year included the introduction of Arduinos with Mr Glass instructing the students on coding and construction of traffic lights.
The students also conducted a flame test under the supervision of Ms Ragg and they investigated different colours that chemicals emit when heated, which is the basis of firework technology.
The students also became crash test investigators, experimenting on safety aspects of cars such as airbags, seatbelts and crumple zones.
Mr Sen was amazed by the ideas and constructive abilities of the students to protect the occupants of the carts.
Other activities included paper circuits, DNA investigation and titrations.
The activities directly engaged the students in everyday scientific concepts that they are surrounded with in their lives.
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