From a previous edition of Meliora Sequamur

What better way to engage boys in Science than to have a scientist present over Skype?

The Year 4 boys have been investigating rocks, soil and landscapes through a series of hands-on activities.

They were fortunate to have a ‘Skype with a Scientist’ session with Heather Handley, Associate Professor of Volcanology and Geochemistry from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Macquarie University in NSW.

(L) Heather Handley Associate Professor of Volcanology with the Year 4 boys Skype with a scientist

For the Year 1 cohort, their learning on water came to life as they heard first-hand about the effects pollutants have on water and its impact on sea life. The boys were intrigued to be talking to a real life Scientist on the STEM Centre screen and it was fantastic to watch them apply their learning through the questions they asked our Skype guest.

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