A class of budding scientists at East Launceston Primary School ended 2021 on a high, after sweeping the awards at the Tasmanian Science Talent Search.
The Tasmanian Science Talent Search is an initiative of the Science Teachers Association of Tasmania, the aim of the awards is to celebrate quality science teaching and learning in all Tasmanian schools.
"STEM is one of the most popular subjects in our school and when you incorporate an art component and turn it into STEAM, you have a subject area that can cater to a whole range of learning styles and interests," she said.
"It engenders a love of learning, and that's why I love this aspect of my teaching."
The 2021 talent search theme was 'Food: Different by Design', with students creating posters, picture books, and cartoons to convey their scientific message.
Ms Bauer said while she had hoped her students would do well, the class was "blown away" when they heard that out of 1300 entrants, seven students had received an award.
"When the results were finally announced, the cheers rocked the classroom in that special way that only ten-year-old excitement can," she said.
While the talent search allowed gifted students an opportunity for extension, Ms Bauer said all students felt a sense of pride.
"The sense of achievement plays such an important role in their growth," she said.
Sarah Davison is the Education Reporter at The Examiner, if you have a education-related story please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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