Science interest balloons

challenge inspires students
challenge inspires students

The challenge, which has been running for seven years, coincided with the launch of National Science Week and included schools within the North Metropolitan Region.

Westminster Primary School science specialist teacher Brooke Topelberg said science was an important part of everyday lives and events such as these highlighted the fact there are many careers in science which children could pursue in the future.

‘The day involved science-related activities including science design, investigating, a famous scientist quiz and viewing activities,’ she said.

‘It was also a great way for the children to mix with children from other schools and become inspired by science ” it really was a great way to kick off National Science Week.’

The schools involved in this year’s challenge included Maylands Peninsula, Highgate Primary, North Perth Primary, Westminster Primary, South Ballajura, Ashdale Primary and Mt Lawley Primary.

Professor Peter Quin, WA’s Scientist of the Year in 2012, also presented certificates and prizes to all of the children involved.