This term, Mrs Robyn Dewar, the Science Ambassadors – Sascha Lawton, Amir Zabihi, Samuel Voss, and Emily Thomas – along with the help of our crafty Science Technician, Ms Liz Lee, started working together to encourage high school students from all year levels and classes to meet up and share a passion for science. We have designated ourselves ‘Banjo’s Science Club’, and we have been meeting weekly over lunch to run various science challenges for students in Years 7-12.
Banjo’s Science Club is opportunity to:
Some examples of activities we engaged in this term include; growing various types of beautiful crystals, designing the fastest balloon racer, building the highest voltage battery using various metals and fruits, and building a vehicle that will protect an Eggnaut from the perils of re-entry into our atmosphere.
Some prize winners from our weekly competitions this term include:
Crystal growing competitions were the most popular with well over 40 entries this term.
Students wishing to be more competitive with crystal growing, are invited to consider entering the RACI Crystal Growing Competition which will start at the beginning of Term 2, and crystals will be monitored and grow over 10 weeks. Entrants will receive support from the Science Ambassadors and Mrs Dewar weekly and resources will be provided. More information about the competition can be found at: https://www.raci.org.au/branches/qld-schools/crystal-growing-competition
Students who are interested are encouraged to email their expression of interest with the name of the competition (Crystal Growing Competition) in the subject line of your email, to Mrs Dewar at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to enter some other science competitions instead or in addition to the crystal growing competition, there are a few other competitions that we will be helping and supporting students to compete in this year.
These competitions include:
Students who are interested in the above competitions are invited to email their expression of interest with the name of the competition in the subject line of your email to: email@example.com
There are other competitions that are happening for Queensland science students this year in addition to the ones noted above. Please go to the following site to find out more information:
Students interested in science competitions other than the four noted above are asked to ask Mrs Dewar for consideration.
On behalf of myself and the Science Ambassadors, we hope that you will be able to join us for some more fun next term.
Robyn Dewar – Science Teacher