Engadine High School was one of 291 schools awarded with a National Science Week schools grant in 2019. The grants help schools to run activities and events during the week
and are coordinated by the Australian Science Teachers Association with funding from the Australian Government through the Inspiring Australia programme.
Engadine High visited a local school, Engadine Primary and two childcare centres, using science to entertain and inspire future scientists.
Engadine High School teacher, Chris Adam, assisted by some EHS science students, entertained the primary school students with some physics-based demonstrations.
“It was fantastic to see Stage Three so captivated and engaged throughout the whole hour. They loved all of the activities that you set up and it was wonderful to see how much you could do with so little equipment “said Simone Rosamond-Davis, Assistant Principal (relieving) of Engadine Public School.
Brooke Gibson and her team of scientists visited Engadine’s Bottleforest Long Day Care Centre and Engadine Gumnut Childcare Centre to share the science week fun, investigating static electricity with enthusiastic pre-schoolers.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society.
First held in 1997, National Science Week has become one of Australia’s largest festivals. Last year saw a staggering 1.2 million people participate in over 2100 events and activities.
In 2019, National Science Week events will be held right throughout Australia—from world’s first global Indigenous hackathon ‘INDIGI HACK’ to ‘Dr Dolphin’ and his bottlenose friends in Adelaide, and from marking the Moon landing in Sydney to the science queens of Kings Park in Perth—with everything including science festivals, music and comedy shows, expert panel discussions, interactive hands-on displays, open days and online activities.
The festival is proudly supported by the Australian Government; partners CSIRO, the Australian Science Teachers Association and the ABC; and media sponsors including Cosmos, New Scientist and Science Illustrated.
National Science Week 2019 will run from 10-18 August. Event details can be found at www.scienceweek.net.au.