Focus on science for National Science Week

FUN TIMES: Sacred Heart Central School young scientists Ben Rumble and Angus Cowin in class this week. Picture: Jennette Lees
FUN TIMES: Sacred Heart Central School young scientists Ben Rumble and Angus Cowin in class this week. Picture: Jennette Lees

August 12 until 20 marks National Science Week with students across Cootamundra embracing all things scientific. 

At Sacred Heart Central School, students in year 8 spent this week working with magnets and chemical substances. 

Teacher Tim Mahon said events such as National Science Week put a positive emphasis on science.

Mr Mahon said at least 50 per cent of science classes are devoted to practical work, giving students a strong understanding of concepts involved. 

Activities for National Science Week have taken place across the district. 

This year’s Science Week theme is Future Earth, which is a global community of researchers, projects and institutes brought together around a research agenda focusing on sustainability science.