IT was a day filled with scientific wonders when Dominic College hosted its 2019 Science Fair in August for its kindergarten to year 10 students.
Dominic College year 3-6 coordinator of teaching and learning Sue Cunningham said the Science Fair reflected student work in the three interrelated curriculum strands: science understanding or knowledge, science as a human endeavour and science inquiry skills.
In the lead up to the Science Fair, Mrs Cunningham said students conducted investigations and presentations on the earth and space, biological, chemical and physical sciences and then creatively communicated what they had discovered through their investigations.
“The detailed talks, posters, mode and powerpoint presentations were excellent ways for students to share their findings with other students and visitors,” she said.
Dominic College principal Beth Gilligan said building student ability to collaborate in scientific investigations, problem-solve and to think critically and creatively about both local and global issues were at the heart of developing young scientists today.
She said the college’s Science Fair was an engaging way for students to showcase their experiments, data gathering and share their conclusions.
“Being a K-10 school on one site means that on occasions such as our Science Fair, younger students and older students interact widely to authentically share their insights with each other, as well as have a lot of fun learning together,” she said.
As Dominic College Department of Science uses specialised laboratories and a unique animal husbandry program on site, students from kindergarten to year 10 have access to trained teachers, advanced facilities and easy access to science resources throughout their education.
Caption: Students participated in many activities at the Dominic College Science Fair.