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National Science Week wrap up

Posted 25 August 2016

Science Talent Search 2016

Science Victoria’s annual Science Talent Search was held at Wesley College’s St Kilda Road campus on Saturday 6 August. The theme for this event and for National Science Week (held from 13 – 21 August) was Drones, Droids and Robots. Wesley has supported the Science Talent Search for over 20 years.

Wesley hosted judging for the games division of the competition, which was open to primary and junior school students. Entries were assessed on science content, scientific accuracy, level of interaction and use of graphics and content. 

Twelve of Wesley’s International Baccalaureate Diploma students volunteered their time to assist with the organisation of the event. Their support in guiding the primary-aged entrants through the often daunting process of having their projects judged was integral to the positive experience for all.

Science Talent Search is open to all primary and secondary students in Victoria across a number of divisions including games, creative writing, posters and inventions. The competition is a great opportunity for students to connect their learning, with many parts directly correlating to curriculum learning areas.

Hosting the competition forms part of a busy events calendar for the Science Department at Wesley. At the end of Term 3, twenty Year 11 students from Glen Waverley and St Kilda Road are jetting off to Switzerland on the inaugural CERN physics study tour. CERN is the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, using some of the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments. Students will spend a week living at CERN, while being taught how to analyse data collected from the Large Hadron Collider.

We look forward to seeing what the students learn from this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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