Karratha students enjoy thrills of science at Karratha Senior High School fair

Alexander ScottPilbara News
Benjamin McMillan, 15, at the telescope station.
Camera IconBenjamin McMillan, 15, at the telescope station. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

Students from across Karratha gathered at the local high school to explore and participate in science-based activities as part of an annual science festival.

The Karratha Senior High School science fair was held on school grounds on August 18 with students from different primary schools in the region and the high school taking part.

Events included creating sherbet, rocket launching, programming robotic cars as well as stargazing.

Skye Johnston, 7,at the rocket-launching activity.
Camera IconSkye Johnston, 7,at the rocket-launching activity. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

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Karratha Senior High School head of science Dhivahar Sri Ranjan said the fair was held to promote science-related experiments organised by science staff and students as well as showcase STEM-related activities performed at the school.

“In addition, we wanted to show students the activities that were run by the space and rocketry club,” he said.

“There was an enthusiastic response from both parents and students with an overwhelming majority wanting to come back for next year’s science fair.

“(The) majority of primary school students came and participated in the activities run by both science staff and secondary school students.”

Piper Vos created a car out of CDs and lacky bands.
Camera IconPiper Vos created a car out of CDs and lacky bands. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

Mr Sri Ranjan said the annual event is important in showcasing the talent and hard work that students and science staff have done to make it a success.

“Both families and students understood the relevant skills involved in executing both the activities related to both the science experiments, STEM activities as well as space and rocketry club, which involved critical thinking, teamwork and understanding the scientific processes involved in all the activities involved,” he said.

“This gave a sound understanding to both students and parents on the theory and application of science in solving real-world problems.”

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