SCIENCE UNDER THE STARS 2017
Showcase of Science in CCPS
The Hall was resplendent with the best work in science from across all grades. Stage 3 students have been developing their investigative skills in Science by designing and carrying out their own investigations. Year 4 have made 3-D models of some of the most significant spacecraft in the history of space exploration, Year 3 represented endangered species in art and poetry, Year 2 and Year 1 have represented their understanding of biomes in collages and even our Kindy students will have artwork representing their understanding of forces and movement.
Telescope Sessions with the NSAS
Your introduction to the wonders of the night sky! Gordon Ogborne and a group of volunteers from the North Shore Astronomical Society will bring their telescopes to CCPS and treat us to amazing views of objects in the night sky. Pray for clear skies!! Sold Out!
over how much science we can do with our smart devices. Don't have a telescope? No problem ……. learn how to identify stars, constellations and look for planets and satellites using the Skyview App on your phone or tablet device. Use the SpaceCraft 3-D App to turn markers into space craft floating in front of you. Become a virtual chemist using the goReact App - learn how chemical elements combine and react in every aspect of our lives. And more ....!
Ms. J's Iceland
Ms. Jacobs was lucky enough to visit Iceland earlier this year and has taken superb photographs of the spectacular (and geologically very unique) landscapes of that fascinating country. These will be on display for all of us to enjoy.
Oobleck, Red Cabbage Chemistry, Elephant's Toothpaste, Sherbet and SLIME!
Stage 3 students will amaze you with their knowledge of chemistry with demonstrations of elephant's toothpaste and red cabbage chemistry. You may even walk away with some yummy sherbet and stretchy slime.
Sold Out!We are very proud to announce four fantastic talks this year.
Dr. Jodi Rowley Curator, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Biology, Australian Museum
"Amazing Amphibians: Searching for frogs in the mountains of Vietnam" Sold Out!
Robert Fuller, UNSW - Nura Gili - Indigenous Programs Unit - Indigenous Astronomy - "Did Aboriginal People see a total solar eclipse and Aurora Australis?" Sold Out!
Dr. Iain Collings, Head of Dept. of Engineering at Macquarie University Radio Signals explained: From Radio Astronomy to Mobile Phones Sold Out!
Dr. Jane Williamson, Marine Ecology Group, Macquarie University Sharks: Friends or Foes? Sold Out!
Brains, guts, eyeballs ... It's the Horrible Dissections workshops!
The always popular Raymond family dissection workshops will be back again! What will it be this year??? Octopus eyeballs? Brains, intestines, tongue, lungs? Rebekah will definitely have something extraordinary planned!! Sold Out!
VORTEX SMOKE MACHINE & HOLOGRAMS
William and Axel Pape will demonstrate a vortex smoke machine in the hall - with real smoke once again!
Did you know you can create your own holographic images? Come and see an array of incredible creations by Axel.
6.00 - 8.30 Hands-on activities and demonstrations in Hall
6.00 - 6.30 Talk - Amazing Amphibians
6.30 - 7.00 Talk - Indigenous Astronomy
7.00 - 7.30 Talk - Making sense of Radio Waves
7.30 - 8.00 Talk - Sharks: Friends or Foes?
6.30 - 8.30 Telescope viewing sessions
6.30 - 7.30 Digital Science
6.30 - 7.30 Dissection workshops
6.30 - 7.30 Robotics workshops
6.30 - 7.30 3D Printing demonstration
6.30 - 7.30 Vortex smoke machine
6.00 - 9.00 Exhibition in Hall - Science in CCPS
6.00 - 8.00 BBQ - P & C fundraiser
6.00 - 8.00 Cake stall WSO fundraiser
HUMANS V/S ROBOT CHALLENGE
Students from our Robotics Club will demonstrate their creative and fun Star Wars inspired robot vehicles. Test your driving skills against one of our auto driving machines!!
3D DESIGN AND PRINTING DEMONSTRATIONS
Come and discover the latest addition to our school's STEM program. The students from our Prosthetic Hands Group will show you how 3D printing can change a child's life. You can also try your hand at designing your own 3D design using the Makers Empire app on our iPads.
And if all that wasn't enough, some of our creative and enthusiastic Stage 3 students would like to send you home with appropriately decorated faces! In Hall at various times through the evening.
World Scholarship Organisation
Mrs. Yoneyama and associates will run a cake stall selling cakes, jellies and cupcakes. All proceeds will go towards supporting the WSO - a charitable organisation that supports the education of children in less privileged countries such as Bangladesh.
SAUSAGE SANDWICHES for SCIENCE!
The P & C will be running a sausage sizzle as a fundraiser on the night. No need to worry about starving yourselves for Science! and No - the sausages weren't part of any science investigations :)