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Posted on 1 October 2018

Throughout the year, classes from Years 3 to 4 have visited the Senior School for lessons and demonstrations in physics, chemistry and earth science.

These have been fantastic chances for the Prep students to experience a range of engaging demonstrations in a high school science setting. The boys witnessed gravity-defying physics demonstrations, wondrous chemical reactions and ancient rock specimens in exciting sessions hosted by Senior School science teachers.

For the students, the sessions had a great impact. Noting the inquisitiveness inspired by the earth science session, Year 4 teacher Symond Russell said, ‘During the session, the boys had so many questions that we ran out of time. We had to continue Q&A via email the next day!’

Recounting the chemistry demonstration, Year 5 teacher Kim Irvine said, ‘The boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were captivated throughout, as evident by their cheers, gasps and claps. The experiments were a great introduction to the unit of inquiry ‘How the world works’, exploring how scientific inquiry influences our lives.’

Year 5 student Luca Nicoline said, ‘I loved visiting the Senior School! I liked getting to experience chemicals being used that we wouldn’t normally see and learning about the science behind it.’