Burrendah Primary School and Willetton Senior High School students participate in science program

Students Corey Lalacci, Mahima Balaji, George Skyrme and and Daniella McNaught joined forces to carry out hands-on science experiments.
Students Corey Lalacci, Mahima Balaji, George Skyrme and and Daniella McNaught joined forces to carry out hands-on science experiments.

BEAKERS and bunsen burners got a workout when Burrendah Primary School students took part in hands-on science activities at Willetton Senior High School (WSHS).

About 170 Year 6 and 7 students from Burrendah worked with WSHS students over two days organised by teachers Gurdeep Singh and Sherryl Crouch.

Students pulled off an Indian rope trick with magnets, made sultanas dance and tested the surface tension in milk.

They also performed a hydrogen gas pop test and watched hydrogen gas explode.

Science specialist Mrs Crouch said they had a lot of fun.

‘They learnt that team skills used with their own peers can be successfully applied in other situations such as working with students of different age groups and to explain their observations using scientific concepts,’ Mrs Crouch said.

‘The atmosphere was positive and conducive to learning science through hands-on activities.’