Hungry for science: Clarkson Community High School students get into lunchtime activities


Clarkson Community High School teacher Melisa Edwards speaking to students.
Clarkson Community High School teacher Melisa Edwards speaking to students.

THE science department at Clarkson Community High School ran lunchtime activities to celebrate National Science Week this month.

Students made pop rockets, tested and explored basic circuits, built and raced cotton reel cars and mini kick start motors, plus took part in the spaghetti and marshmallow challenge activities.

The science department awarded prizes to students throughout the week for entering the daily quiz and for taking part in the lunchtime activities.

Science and mathematics teacher Melisa Edwards is an advocate for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and used National Science Week as an opportunity to talk about her previous career as a hydrogeologist for BHP Billiton.

As Year 8 classes were covering earth sciences and looking at rock types, she shared her experiences to engage students and provide a real-life context to concepts covered in the classroom.

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