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Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

YEAR 12 HUMAN BIOLOGY EXCURSION TO HARRY PERKINS

Over the past week our Year 12 Human Biology students have had the opportunity to visit the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research as part of the Biotechnology section of the course.

 

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Year 9 Soccer Lightning Carnival

The girls soccer carnival proved to be a success once again this year. The heavy fog that riddled the grounds soon lifted to allow fierce competition to take its place.

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Year 9 Soil Science

During a lesson in week 4, Miss Kim’s Year 9 class conducted their third lesson on Soil Science, where they ran soil moisture tests on the samples they had collected from Wireless Hill in Term One.

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Bridge Building Challenge

On Friday of Week 3, to wind down after a long week of NAPLAN, the Year 7 Academic Extension Science class took part in a fun STEAM activity called “Bridge Building Challenge”.

 

The challenge used the students’ knowledge of Physics (forces), which they have been studying this term. They discussed keywords such as weight, gravity, support, balanced and unbalanced forces to plan, design, build and test their bridges.

 

Although this challenge may sound simple, the only materials the students were allowed to use were paper and paper clips. As well as the time limit of one hour, students were given other constraints, such as a budget for purchasing the materials needed to build their bridge, which meant they had to carefully plan and calculate the overall cost of their materials. 

 

Their bridge had to span a gap of 40cm and be free-standing, while weights were put on top of it to determine which group’s bridge was the strongest of them all. Students worked extremely well in groups and went through processes of trial and error to present their best design. One proud group built a bridge strong enough to support 3kg of weight - walking away with House-points for all group members!

 

Ji Hae Kim - Science Teacher

 

 

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