Super Science Club @ ISP10 May 2012
Welcoming the participation of at least 30 students from Years 3 to 5, The International School @ ParkCity has launched its Super Science Club with a full range of educational activities already underway.
The club will see members engage in a series of practical science experiments using equipment they would not otherwise have access to or the privilege of trying out.
During the first session, the students experimented with the chemistry of gases, learning how hydrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide are created within a controlled environment, like a laboratory.
Studying the gas properties closely for a better understanding, each pupil was treated to a host of interesting findings. They observed how hydrogen exploded with a tiny pop, oxygen re-ignited glowing ember and carbon dioxide put out a fire.
After a demonstration on the dangers of oil pan fires, the students took to making their own mini carbon dioxide fire extinguishers to put out a lit candle in a special interactive lab session.
The club is set to roll out more more of the same over the term for the students to have fun with. The ultimate is to get the kids excited about learning.