Introduction:

National Science Weeks runs every year to celebrate science and technology. The Science team at Clonard were super excited to run a variety of engaging activities throughout the week to showcase the many aspects of science and technology. This year’s theme was Food – Different by Design and gave students the opportunity to think about food production and sustainable food options.

Method (activities):

  • Future food store (cricket and worm tasting)
  • Cake competition
  • Giant bubbles
  • Lost in space theatre
  • Egg drop competition
  • Senior science trivia
  • Blind food tasting (Show)
  • Tree scavenger hunt
  • Guess the grams in the jellybean jar
  • What animal am I

Results:

Discussion and Conclusion

As seen in the images there was an upward trend in laughing, engagement and all-round scientific fun. In Table 1 it was observed there was a strong relationship between the winners of the weeklong competitions and leaving the school with a strawberry plant or freddo prize. Thank you to all the students that got involved across the school.

Additionally, a big thank you to all the science staff and 7 – 12 student leaders that made science week possible. We look forward to celebrating this energetic week again in 2022.