Wow what a week. This year’s theme was Food Different by Design. To kick the week off the year 6 leadership team helped Mrs Jackson make 10 minute ice cream in a bag. Every day in the Science room, the students from pre-primary to year six investigated how salt is used to lower the melting point of ice, thereby freezing the ice-cream quicker. All students had the opportunity to make and sample delicious home made ice-cream. This was a huge success and couldn’t have been achieved without the help of the year 6 leaders.
On Wednesday 18th August each class rotated with their buddy class through several highly engaging science workshops. Jacqui Batley and her team of PhD students from UWA taught the children how to extract DNA from strawberries. Tom Becker one of our parents who is a Curtin University lecturer taught the students how to test the chromatography of M&M’s. Ray Palermo taught the symmetry of fruit. Holly, one of year 4 students, confidently presented her dad’s work in the agricultural industry. Diann McKenzie created an engaging experience for the students teaching them about sustainability in our Kitchen Garden. The teacher ran a very popular workshop on blindfolded fruit tasting. Overall, the day and week was a wonderful way for the students to experience food science in the world around them.