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Grow! Grow! Grow!

This Term, students in Wilson Year 4 have been coming to school with great anticipation. Who would have thought a tiny bean could cause so much excitement?

Students are learning the basics of orderly, scientific study – how to conduct a fair test, and what variables are. From Week 3, students have cared for and looked after a bean. Some beans have grown very well. Some beans have not even cracked from their shell.

As…

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Inventions and Inventors: Year 6 Science

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On Friday, 22 July, the Kenwick Year 6 class went to Sci-Tech so that we could become motivated and excited about our project-based learning topic, Inventions and Inventors.

When we arrived, we were greeted by our guide, and taken into the main exhibition hall. There were so many different exhibits explaining science and technology inventions and innovations. All activities were “hands-on”, so we spent an interesting hour looking at…

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Solar Ovens

For Year 3 Science in Term 1, we learnt about heating. We discovered what materials were good insulators and conductors of heat. At the conclusion of the Term we made Solar Pizza Box Ovens. Here is what we have to say about what we learnt and did:

“Some of the photos show when we were recording how hot it was inside our solar oven. We were a very good team and we had…

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Introducing TESLA

Nikola Tesla (1857-1943) American inventor. Photograph, 1915. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

TESLA is a STEM initiative being held at Rehoboth Christian College during 2016.

STEM stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The Department of Education has made STEM a priority across schools in Australia. Students with training in STEM open themselves up to an incredibly diverse array of job opportunities as part of a rapidly growing industry. Click…

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What’s Happening in Year 2

Silkworms and Snow Peas

In Science we are learning about lifecycles. We are taking care of 36 silkworms and watching as they grow through their different life stages. Every day we clean out their box, give them more mulberry leaves to eat, and write the tally for another day on our class chart. We have also planted some climbing snow pea seeds. We are so excited to see our plants wrap around our porch as…

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Rocket Science

Last Friday, Mr Hobday came to teach us how to make hovercrafts and rockets. Firstly, he asked us what a mechanical engineer does. I said that they build rockets and robots.

Then, Mr Hobday showed us how to make hovercrafts. We stuck the pop-top lids on a CD and tightened a balloon on. Then, we blew it up and let it go.

Next, we went to the oval to make a rocket. It was so…

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