More than 530 pupils of Mowbray Heights Primary School discovered their inner scientist on Wednesday as they took part in National Science Week.
The school was one of 365 Australian schools awarded a grant for the national week. The grant helped organise activities and events during the week.
One of Mowbray’s science coordinators Claire Ashman said it was amazingly important for children to have access to these sorts of activities.
“It’s really nice for them to have a whole day to have such great hands-on experience and do things that they don’t always get the opportunity to do each day in the classroom,” she said.
“There are about 35 different activities and a lot of the kids have been here for an hour already and they’re still fully engaged and quite happily finding new things to try and learn about.”
The school held its third biennial Science Expo, where the pupils were able to try virtual reality glasses, learn about robots and circuits and batteries.
The also got to learn about bubbles, archaeology, but arguably the students’ favourite activity was the slime.
But the day was not just about the pupils having fun.
“Every child takes part in the day and then after school we open it up for an hour so the kids can bring their parents back and they can have the experience, too,” Ms Ashman said.
Special guests from City of Launceston council, TasNetworks, Local Robotics Gurus, Eagle Crest and the The Environmental Protection Authority helped make the day a success. Science week ends on August 19.
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