SCIENCE UNDER THE STARS 2018
What a wonderful night of science we all enjoyed on the 17th of August!
Telescope Sessions with the NSAS
Your introduction to the wonders of the night sky! Phil Angilley and a group of volunteers from the North Shore Astronomical Society brought their telescopes to CCPS and treated us to amazing views of objects in the night sky. We had the clearest skies ever and the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter were on glorious display.
Discover 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 ....!
Program your own Game - Coding Workshop - Dr. Iain Collings, Macquarie University
Dr. Collings' workshop was very much enjoyed by all participants who learnt how to code using "Processing" a free online programming environment. It goes beyond block based coding programs such as Scratch and teaches students to program using the C programming language in an easy to use development environment.
Oobleck, Elephant's Toothpaste, Sherbet and SLIME!
Stage 3 students will amaze you with their knowledge of chemistry with demonstrations of elephant's toothpaste and Oobleck. You may even walk away with some yummy sherbet and stretchy slime.
Kathy Potter Research Assistant, Herpetology, Australian Museum
"Citizen Science: How Frog ID has changed the conservation landscape in Australia"
Robert Fuller, UNSW - Nura Gili - Indigenous Programs Unit - Indigenous Astronomy
The Songlines and the Stars
Tshering O'Gorman, Australian Himalayan Conservation
Snow Leopard Conservation in Ladakh
Oliver Nicholls, Gordon E. Moore Award winner, ISEF 2018
My STEM journey: From the Parkes telescope to an autonomous window cleaning robot
Lachlan Bolton, Intel ISEF 2018
Designing the FutureBoard: Importance of STEM in education
Dermot O'Gorman, CEO, World Wide Fund for Nature
Plastics in our environment: The problem and the solutions
Dr. Michelle Blewitt, AUSMAP
Micro-plastics in Australian beaches and oceans.
Assisted by Bea Farley (Senior A)
Brains, guts, eyeballs ... It's the Horrible Dissections workshops!
The always popular Raymond family dissection workshops was back again with all manner of things to be dissected and discovered. There were eyeballs, hearts, octopus, a giant tuna head and more...!
ROBOTICS DEMONSTRATION AND HANDS-ON ACTIVITY
Students from our Robotics Club demonstrated their creative and fun robot vehicles.
Many young students enjoyed trying to control one of the robots using the Robot Challenger App on the iPads!!
3D DESIGN AND PRINTING DEMONSTRATIONS
The latest addition to our school's STEM program was on display in the science room. The students from our Prosthetic Hands Group demonstrated how 3D printing can change a child's life.
6.00 - 8.30 Hands-on activities and demonstrations in Hall
5.30 - 6.00 Talk - Inventing the FutureBoard
6.00 - 6.30 Talk - Winning the biggest STEM high school prize in the world
6.00 - 6.30 Talk - Micro-plastics in our oceans
6.30 - 7.00 Talk - Snow leopard conservation in the Himalayas
6.30 - 7.00 Talk - Plastics in our environment
7.00 - 7.30 Talk - FrogID - Citizen Science
7.30 - 8.00 Talk - Indigenous Astronomy
6.30 - 8.30 Telescope viewing sessions
7.00 - 7.30 Coding workshop
6.30 - 7.30 Digital Science
6.00 - 7.30 Dissection workshops
6.30 - 7.30 Robotics workshops
6.30 - 7.30 3D Printing demonstration
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
World Scholarship Organisation
Mrs. Yoneyama and associates ran their ever poplular 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's sausage sizzle fundraiser on the night was very popular and provided much needed sustenance on a cold and wintry night.