Science and Technology is a foundational subject for inspiring young minds to explore, test, play and ultimately create. Starting with a simple idea, students are able to try and prove or disprove a concept, learn from the outcome, improve their knowledge, delve into digital technology, design and create.
Students are able to learn important developmental skills through processes that naturally transpire in Science and Technology, skills such as critical thinking, open-mindedness and intellectual rigour.
Science and Technology helps students to answer questions about the world they live in by showing them how to think critically and learn the resilience to keep on questioning.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of Science and Technology. It aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
This year students at the Primary Campus were involved in National Science Week. The theme was Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans. The theme embraced the innovative technologies, capabilities and skills needed to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability of our oceans. It featured insights and inquiries into workable solutions that generate healthy oceans, healthy economies and healthy communities.
Students and teachers across grades transformed into eco warriors and took on challenges to raise awareness to help save our oceans. They dived to great depths to better understand the creatures of the sea, they petitioned to save the turtles, they explored and experimented with the issue of rubbish and they designed new and innovative implements for cleaning up our oceans – just to name a few!
If you would like to know more about National Science Week, you can visit the website at: www.scienceweek.net.au
Here at All Saints Grammar, embedded through our framework, we want to instil a love of learning through subjects such as Science and Technology and what better way to have accomplished this than immersing ourselves in National Science Week.
Well done to all students and teachers involved.
Academic Leader – STEM (PK-6)