Whatever sinks your boat

TUBS of water, marbles and foil boats combined for science at Warrnambool East Primary School yesterday. 

Warrnambool West Primary School pupil Rhys Bellman, 12, adds marbles to a foil boat to test its capacity before it sinks. 140724DW01 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool West Primary School pupil Rhys Bellman, 12, adds marbles to a foil boat to test its capacity before it sinks. 140724DW01 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

More than 100 pupils from Warrnambool and district primary schools took part in the Dive into Science day, with the focus on the local marine environment. 

The host school’s science specialist teacher Nadine Frankel said pupils rotated around four different activities — two relating to environmental science and another two looking at water bugs under a microscope and experimenting with flotation. 

“We had a season on entanglement which looked at ways pollution can injure marine animals and a session comparing photos taken from fluker posts, which they used to note changes in the environment,” she said. 

The session was run as part of East Warrnambool’s partnership with Deakin University and Ms Frankel said inviting the other schools was a great way to promote science and to build relationships.

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