A local school has been busy building volcanoes, robots and aeroplanes this semester, in the lead up to National Science Week 2018.
Meadow Springs Primary School held a Science, Maths, Engineering and Maths (STEM) showcase on Thursday, displaying the students’ diverse, creative work.
Science teacher Katie Maxwell said it was a proud day for the students.
“For National Science Week, we thought we would focus on STEM, so each year level had their own challenge to work on,” she said.
“Some made pyramids, built bridges, made a hotel...we have craters, robots, aeroplanes.
“It’s a celebration of their work, and so the students can see what the other students are doing.
“They started in Week Two and have been developing on that until this week.
“They have exceeded my expectations tenfold...and their enthusiasm was great to see.”
Ms Maxwell said the school was focused on getting students excited about STEM and doing their part to make the world a better place.
“It’s the future and we want to make a positive change for future generations,” she said.
“We will be looking into the Redcycle program offered by local supermarkets who collect the soft plastics that can not be placed into our recycling bins.
“WA is awesome how they have banned plastic bags, but we still have so many plastic products sold.
“We are creating awareness so kids can be part of the change and collect their own plastics.
“Redcycle don’t have bins in schools, so it is up to us to go and drop them in the bins at Woolworths and Coles, which are then sent on to be re-used.”
National Science Week runs from August 11 to August 19.