Last year Casey Grammar School had its first Harmony Week. This year we took the...
Last week, the Senior School participated in Science Week. Each day the Science dept. focused on a different subject and students were invited in each lunchtime to participate in different practical activities.
Activities – PASCO rollercoaster to investigate the conservation of energy; the Van Der Graaf generator to experiment with static electricity; electrical skill tester to investigate the concept of current; investigate how an electric motor works; and trebuchet to investigate projectile motion
Tuesday: STEM challenge
Activity – engineering and construction challenge to create the tallest and strongest structure made from spaghetti and marshmallows.
Activities – modelling DNA using candy; simulated dissections of rats, frogs and fish; investigating osmosis using Gummy Bears; observing a sheep’s lung and creating lung models; viewing cell’s with the senior Biology microscopes and making cell creations.
Activities – brain mapping; investigating taste; testing for super-tasters; the science behind visual illusions.
Activities – investigating sublimation with dry ice and flash freezing with liquid nitrogen; making sherbet to demonstrate acid carbonate reactions; investigating density with marshmallows.