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Setting young minds to work on science

Thursday, 3rd March, 2016

Questacon’s Sian Keys and Maeli Cooper with Willyama Year 10 students Tasmin Martin and Caitlyn Bloomfield testing out the wind tunnel. Questacon’s Sian Keys and Maeli Cooper with Willyama Year 10 students Tasmin Martin and Caitlyn Bloomfield testing out the wind tunnel.

The team from Questacon was back in the city this week to show Willyama High School students a thing or two about science.

Sian Keys and Maeli Cooper from the Questacon Smart Skills presented workshops aimed at immersing students in ideas, technology and creativity.

“It involves engineering and design workshops, innovation and skills that can be applied to everyday life,” Sian said.

“We are running wind tunnel workshops and asking students to design prototypes that will float or sink.

“The whole point of the workshop is to give ideas to persist with problem solving skills.”

They said the students had been very interested.

“They have been great,” Maeli said. “They are very enthusiastic and they are making some incredible designs. They are providing simple but great designs.”

Students from all years at Willyama were involved and Questacon also visited  Menindee school. Today they are off to Wilcannia.

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