Almost 300 excited students from six local primary schools and West Coast Secondary ESC took part in 50 activities as part of Warwick SHS’s hugely successful Science Fair during Term 3.
Warwick has offered activities for local schools as part of Science Week for 13 years. Over the past four years, the fair format has grown in size and stature.
The eager students explored tangram and geo pyramid puzzles, pullback racers, electrical currents, robotics, DNA extraction and how liquid nitrogen could be used to turn the humble potato into a hammer!
The primary schools participating included Rawlinson, East Hamersley, Glendale, Greenwood, Hawker Park and Marangaroo.
Coordinator and Warwick Science teacher Mr Graham Johnson said the numbers of schools and students and the range of activities made this the most successful fair to date.
He said the aim was to provide a different science experience for students and show them what Warwick could offer them in their high school years.
“Science has many different applications. At Warwick we use these to make learning relevant and engaging,” Graham said.
Students from seven visiting schools experienced up to 50 science activities in the annual Warwick SHS Science Fair.