Science at Alinjarra PS
Alinjarra PS has a fabulous Science Program. Students from year 1 to year 6 develop their scientific understanding of the world through investigating and exploring events happening in their everyday lives. The program supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they so wish, in science-related careers.
Hands on real life experiences have been a highlight for students in our Science program. Recently year 1 students learnt about the main features of a snail and created simple experiments on what is a snail’s favourite food and how fast can a snail travel? Students were quite apprehensive handling snails in the beginning but by the end of our investigation, they were treating them like their very own pet.
The Science Club consists of selected Year Five and Year Six students. Once a week during lunch, students are given the opportunity to explore Science in a hands-on, fun way. There are no right or wrong answers, just a chance to be creative and challenge themselves in investigations.
This term, students are creating a structure and learning how to make it electronic. There are ideas including making a boat, aeroplane, a bridge and even a volcano. There is also an opportunity to develop coding skills with Spheros.
As there year progresses, lower primary students will also have the opportunity to experience what Science Club has to offer.