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National Science Week
13 Aug 2021

Next week (Week 5), King’s will join the celebrations for National Science Week.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. It provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public and to encourage younger people to take an interest in the world we live in. The theme for 2021 is 'Food: Different By Design'. It encourages teachers and students to look at new ideas, technologies and possibilities to produce food sustainable as well as the communities and economies that it supports.

To celebrate this important week, King’s will offer various opportunities for students to engage in scientific activities. The Science Laboratories will be open at lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Students will be invited to spend some time engaging in a variety of activities such as bath bomb making, slime making and boomerang construction. In addition, there will be character paper chromatography, flower construction, floating rings, bread-tag boat racing and more fun things to do, make and watch.

On Tuesday, two of our science teachers will participate in the Watermelon Challenge. Have you ever wondered how many rubber bands it takes to implode a watermelon? We are going to find out! Students will be invited to be register their prediction and then be in the audience for what is sure to be an entertaining spectacle as they test the limits of a watermelon’s strength. This might get messy… We hope they are ready - they are very brave!

We can’t wait to see our King’s kids enjoying what Science Week has in store for us. We will share some of our favourite moments with you in photos and videos throughout the week.

Mrs Brigette Lee
(on behalf of the Science Learning Area Team)