Science is a blast for pupils at Little Bendigo Primary School

Rocket man: Teacher Matt Smith undertakes the water rocket experiment. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Rocket man: Teacher Matt Smith undertakes the water rocket experiment. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

MAD scientists and skeletons roamed the corridors of Little Bendigo Primary School on Thursday. 

Pupils and teachers celebrated Education Week by hosting a series of science-based workshops around the school. 

Scientists do Amazing Things was the theme of the state-wide education week this year.

Kids zapped, mixed coloured liquids and blew up water bottles during the activities.

Pupils and teachers also made the most of the science-themed costume day. 

Principal Warwick Beynon said the day encouraged student and parent engagement outside of the classroom. 

“If they can go home and talk about what they did at school today, it is really great,” he said. 

“Education does not just happen between 9am and 3.30pm. “

Teacher Tammy Attard hosted a workshop on electricity generation. 

Pupil Jessie, 10, said his favourite activity was the water rocket.

“You pump it up ... with a bottle, then you pull a lever and the bottle flew up and it went a long way,” he said. 

“There is a paper (activity) where you have to rub the balloon on the ground and you put it on paper and lift it up,” he said. 

Teacher Matt Smith said he taught students about the transfer of energy during the water rocket experiment. 

“Students get a whole new range of experiences. Science is not usually a massive part of the curriculum,” he said. 

“Hopefully some students will gain an interest in science and pursue something further.”

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