Science

Big Science Competition Results

The Australian Science Innovations Big Science Competition is an international competition suitable for students of all abilities. This competition tests students’ scientific inquiry and problem solving skills as well as their scientific literacy in contemporary contexts. All the questions align with the Australian Curriculum. Senior students and students whose parents nominated them to do the... Read more »

Science Fair

Students in year 7 have been busy over the term to complete an independent research project of their choice. The students completed a science investigation to solve an inquiry question of interest that contributes to science and society.  Students need to first research their topic to gain a general understanding of the science principles involved... Read more »

Astronautics Excursion to ADFA

On 23 August went with Mr Pegolo to UNSW, ADFA for an astronautics seminar led by Dr Randii Wessen from the JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) division of NASA. We were told about the journey from earth to space and what it takes to travel there. We completed a series of three activities. the first activity... Read more »

Travel to NASA for the HASSE – Congratulations Mrs Worontschak

Congratulations to Mrs Worontschak (Science Coordinator) who has been awarded a fully funded trip to travel to NASA for the HASSE (Houston Association for Space and Science Education) Space Tour in December this year to accompany students. The HASSE Space School immerses students in the world’s most profound and impactful STEM environment – that of... Read more »

2016 Questacon Student Training Programme

This year, one of our Year 11 students, Kyra Allan successfully completed the assessment required for the 2016 Questacon Student Training Programme. To complete this Kyra attended 28 hours of training, consisting of 14 two hour evening session, and completed 40 hours of volunteering in the galleries and as an assistant in the holiday workshops... Read more »

Science Spectacular at St Benedict’s Primary School

This week, Year 10 Science students visited St Benedict’s Primary School to host the Science Spectacular as part of Science Week. The event began with a demonstration of the properties of dry ice. The squeals of delight were audible as the students witnessed the solutions change colour from purple to yellow before their eyes. They were... Read more »

Science Week Quiz Results

The Science Week theme this year was Drones, Droids and Robots. Each year the Science Department has a quiz based on the theme.  The winners of the quiz were Catherine Wood in Year 12 and her sister Jo in Year 7. The girls scored 29 out of a possible 33 in the quiz. The senior prize... Read more »

Science Fair Judging

Science Fairs are a big part of Science Week, where students across the nation are submitting their research and engineering projects to be judged in their school-wide science fairs.  Last week, a select few of our science students became chief judges at Maribyrong Primary School’s Annual Science Fair.  Our student judges were given the responsibility... Read more »

Titration Stakes

On Monday the 1 August, three talented Year 12 students – Natasha Black, Caitlyn Baljak and Humairah Doi, competed in the Titration Stakes.  This is an annual event sponsored by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and is held in the chemistry labs at the Australian National University. The team competed against senior colleges from all over... Read more »

The National Youth Science Forum

STEM is growing at St Clare’s College, Griffith ACT. Three of our students have made it through to the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). NYSF is a 12 day residential program for students entering Year 12. The session that the students will be attending is held in Canberra and brings over 400 young people to... Read more »

The Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Earlier this year Students from St Clare’s College undertook the on-line Brain Bee Challenge. Kaylah Edwards, Emelia Ashman, Shannon Armitage and Ayesha Sultana went through to round 2 of the ACT state final challenge. It was held at the John Curtin School of Medicine at the ANU on Wednesday 27 July. Although the students did not... Read more »

Chemistry at the University of Canberra

This semester, students in Year 12 Chemistry had an opportunity to perform an organic chemistry practical at the University of Canberra in the Faculty of Health, School of Pharmacy.  The students got to experience first-hand what it was like to be a university student for the day, which included a lecture on the chemistry of... Read more »

St Clare’s Visits The Deep Space Communication Complex at Tidbinbilla

This week, all Year 10 students had the opportunity to visit one of NASA’s large communications satellites.  There are only three of its kind around the world that work night and day to stay in constant communication with all of the probes, rovers and telescopes that have been exploring our vast solar system.  Australia has had... Read more »

Engineering Games

On Friday the 5 August, two teams of students represented St Clare’s College at the annual Engineering Games held at ANU.  Students are expected to pre-build their structures prior to the competition so that they are ready for testing and judging by qualified engineers. Both teams were up for the challenge as they competed against... Read more »

Science in Action – Bus Depot Markets

Explore Science in ACTion one of the biggest events in Canberra this National Science Week. Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) come alive at this interactive day, designed especially to showcase local STEM pathways for students in Years 5-12. When: Saturday, August 13 2016. 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM Where: Old Bus Depot 21 Wentworth Avenue,... Read more »