We celebrated Science Week in Week 6 at Whites Hill State College.
Across the college students hypothesised, designed, created, investigated, destroyed, and competed in a range of Science Week excitement – from spaghetti towers to rockets, from dying flowers to egg drop challenges, from slime and ice-cream making to volcanic eruptions.
This year we focussed on the shared learning that happens at a P-12 college and tapped into our college CARES representation of big hands helping little hands. What this meant is, across the college, activities were offered that encouraged students to interact with other students in higher or lower grades to share and develop Science knowledge and learning.
Preps and Year 1s had an opportunity to be taught electronics and circuits by Year 6s, Year 11 Aquatic Practices students shared their learning about aquariums with upper primary students, and Year 6 students worked with Year 8 students to build brilliant Rube Goldberg machines.
However the ultimate Science Week activity, and one that had such a large spectator turn out this year, was the Staff vs Student Titration Competition. This prestigious event involves the Whites Hill State College Staff going up against the well-trained and well-titrated Year 12 Chemistry students in an investigation to find the exact concentration of an unknown solution. It was a tight field, and we saw the best teams that have EVER represented from both sides…but the question that everyone wants answered is…WHO WON? Well the Science staff are staying tight-lipped, but the trophy is currently being engraved.