Science

Science & STEAM 

Science and STEAM at Thornbury High School has once again started off with a bang! Many experiments have already been occurring in our classrooms and students have been enjoying activities which encompass all aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). 

Our year 7 students have been eagerly learning how a science laboratory functions whilst engaging in fun inspiring activities, our year 8 students are busy learning about chemistry within our world and our year 9 students have been engaged in developing their understanding of electricity around us, through hair raising demonstrations using the Van der Graff generator. 

 

NASA TOUR 2021

The Science faculty is once again calling for applications from students interested in attending the 2021 NASA tour. This will be the third time Thornbury High School has teamed up with Rosehill Secondary College and Buckley Park Secondary College to run this tour.  The tour will run from 10 April – 23 April 2021.

Contact Lisa Pieropan for more information.  

2020 STEAM Student Experiences

Across the year many extracurricular events and experiences are promoted to students wanting to expand their understanding of Science.  The following experiences may be of interest to students. Please see Ms Pieropan in the Science Office for more information.

ConocoPhillips Science Experience  - range of dates (Y9+10)

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) - applications open 1st March (Y11)

Earthwatch - 19-25 April (Y10+11)

Youth ANZAAS Camp - applications open in March  (Y10-12)

Year 11 Psychology Excurison

This week our intrepid Year 11 Psychology classes visited Wales Street and Pender's Grove Primary Schools to play games and conduct research on early childhood cognitive development:  an awesome opportunity for younger and older students to work together and learn from each other.  A lot of fun was had all in the name of science.

 

Year 7 Science 

Students in year 7 recently underwent their first practical CAT in science class. They placed gummi bears in different solutions in beakers and looked at the change in volume and mass over time of the gummi bears. They had to measure the length, width, thickness and weigh the mass of the gummi bears; and then they compared these measurements before and after to investigate the change that had occurred. Students also gained experience working on their first scientific report.