This week we celebrated National Science Week. The school theme for National Science Week 2021 isĀ Food: Different by Design. It honors the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

Our Science Department conducted a number of challenges and activities for students in class, and our library ran a number of activities at lunchtime for students. The week kicked off with Scitech visiting CVC to give a presentation to our Year 7 students.

Some of the lunchtime activities included:

  • Making Flower Bombs with Year 7 students – The flower seed bombs were made by using a coloured sheet of card, cut into little pieces then soaked in water for 20 minutes. The card was squeezed of excess water then blitzed in a blender and tipped back in the bowl, seeds sprinkled in, mixed and then shaped in a ball to dry overnight. These seeds bombs can then be planted in the garden or a pot.
  • Spheros with the Year 8 students – Students used their iPads to control and navigate electronic spheros (robotic balls) through an obstacle course
  • Eggshell Decorating and Planting with the Year 9 students – Students decorated their eggs either by using stickers, jewels, paint, texta etc. The eggshell was then filled with soil and wheatgrass seeds. They will be on display in the library for about a week.
  • Making Whirlygigs with Year 10 students – Students made their own super spinning whirlygigs, and released them in the library, watching as they spun like a helicopter floating gradually through the air.

Also on display in the library this week was a range on objects made using the laser cutting machine or 3D printer here at CVC. Some of the creations (pictured above) are just amazing!