The Science Academy program has ECU School of Engineering staff working with 40 students from 11 different schools.
Year 4 to 6 students will learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion by designing and building a medieval catapult, while Year 7 to 9 students will conduct a series of experiments investigating fluid dynamics.
ECU lecturer of physics Steve Hinckley said the best way to get students interested in science was to ‘get in and do it’.
The associate professor added: ‘Science develops a person’s ability to think and question what is happening around us in the physical world.
‘Performing science strengthens our inquisitive nature and gives us the skills to analyse and solve problems from different viewpoints.’
The program is five, one-hour sessions that started in February and which run until April at Ellenbrook Christian College, with a sixth session at ECU Joondalup.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.ellenbrook.wa.edu.|au