Another successful Open Night and in Science we had the opportunity to once again show off some of the amazing work our students have done in their classes so far this year.
A huge thank you to our student volunteers on the night, Dylan Lamb, Hannah Philpott, Scarlett Wheeler, Gabrielle Bouwhuis, Owen Wahrenberger, Mikayla Knight, Anabel Floyd and Blake Hazeldene. Each of you did a wonderful job representing Science and your school. Each student was kept busy by performing experiments and expertly answering all of our visitors questions.
We had two of our Science labs open, in one room we had on display student work from Years 7, 8 and 9 as well as some experiments our students perform in Science classes across all year levels. Our Year 8 students have recently finished exploring the circulatory system and dissected a sheep’s heart as a part of that unit. On the night, two of our students demonstrated to our visitors how they performed the dissection in class. We also had both rat and kidney dissections being performed as well, which is always a highlight for most. Visitors could also examine specimens under our light and digital microscopes.
In our other lab, visitors could make their own slime, experiment with a range of acid/base indicators and have a balloon rocket race against each other. Our VCE student’s practical investigation posters were on display for all to admire.
Our turtles Franklin and Sheldon were very excited to see so many new faces and will hopefully see them again next year!
Science Key Learning Head