Kalamunda Christian School students get scientific in prep for Science Spectacular


Liam Pabst, 11, Michaela Houghton, 11 and Anna Mae Plaistowe, 10 doing their science experiment. Picture: David Baylis
Liam Pabst, 11, Michaela Houghton, 11 and Anna Mae Plaistowe, 10 doing their science experiment. Picture: David Baylis

STUDENTS from Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) have been developing a passion for science and creating experiments to present to their classmates this week, in preparation for the Science Spectacular later this month.

Year 5 and 6 students in the Challenge extension group have spent each Monday morning this term dressing as scientists and presenting experiments to the whole school at assemblies.

From copper plating coins to creating erupting volcanoes, the students have presented their theories using the Scientific Method, combined with a whole lot of creativity.

“The enthusiasm and appreciation from other classes encouraged us to open the doors to all the budding scientists at our school, and give each student an opportunity to get involved,” Kalamunda Christian School Principal Michelle Cockrell said.

Students will have the opportunity to present their experiment to their class this week, with one student from each class selected to present their experiment to the School at the Science Spectacular next Tuesday.

Selected students will be presenting their experiments throughout the day, alongside the Challenge students, and each class will rotate through getting to watch them.

“From Years 1 to 6, this has got the whole school thinking about science experiments and the questions of science; what will happen if I do this, or why does something cause that reaction,” Mrs Cockrell said.

“KCS teachers and the school community are committed to providing opportunities for students in a broad range of academic and extra-curricular areas.

“On this occasion, it’s science, but we pride ourselves on giving our students the opportunity to excel in what-ever interests them… and we are looking forward to seeing what the Science Spectacular will bring.”

In the last fortnight, Kalamunda Christian School has held a Book Week dramatic reading competition and will also be kicking off the KCS X Factor semi-finals this week.