Kids get their hands on science fun

SCIENCE lessons went hands-on at the Warrnambool Special Developmental School yesterday.

Indy Tanner, 10, reflects on the wonders of science during yesterday’s fun activities at the Warrnambool Special Developmental School. 140618LP06 Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

Indy Tanner, 10, reflects on the wonders of science during yesterday’s fun activities at the Warrnambool Special Developmental School. 140618LP06 Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

With a little help from the CSIRO, students at the Hyland Street school were introduced to science concepts in a fun and exciting way. 

Teacher Bill Shorten said science was already an important part of the curriculum but yesterday’s sessions were about taking it out of the traditional classroom setting. 

“It was a whole school activity. There were three themes based around forensics, chemistry and matter and ‘toy science’ for the younger kids in the afternoon,” Mr Shorten said. 

The CSIRO runs hands-on education programs for students from prep through to year 12 nationally. 

They allow students a chance to become the scientists with interactive experiments based on real research.

“The programs were great fun and the kids had an absolute ball,” Mr Shorten said.

“It was about making science fun and entertaining.” 

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