Emma has a whale of idea

Science Talent Search finalists Shardae De Passey, Sophie Stratfold and Tom Anderson behind Emma Winton with a model of her idea to save whales. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d407972
Science Talent Search finalists Shardae De Passey, Sophie Stratfold and Tom Anderson behind Emma Winton with a model of her idea to save whales. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d407972

Mindarie Primary School Year 6 student Emma Winton was selected as a finalist in the 55th Science Talent Search earlier this month, according to teacher Gabriele Reid.

Ms Reid said the Science Teachers Association of WA then nominated Emma’s invention into the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards.

She said other entries in the science communication category also became finalists, including Tom Anderson’s demonstration, ‘red cabbage as a universal indicator’, in which he showed the merits of red cabbage and scientific process.

‘Shardae De Passey’s and Sophie Stratfold’s clever presentation of crystal growing included a time-lapse video of sugar crystal growth, earning them a place in the finals,’ Ms Reid said.

The four Year 6 students and their families attended a presentation ceremony at the SciTech Discovery Centre last Wednesday.