Students from across Karratha gathered at the local high school to explore and participate in science-based activities as part of an annual science festival.
The Karratha Senior High School science fair was held on school grounds on August 18 with students from different primary schools in the region and the high school taking part.
Events included creating sherbet, rocket launching, programming robotic cars as well as stargazing.
Karratha Senior High School head of science Dhivahar Sri Ranjan said the fair was held to promote science-related experiments organised by science staff and students as well as showcase STEM-related activities performed at the school.
“In addition, we wanted to show students the activities that were run by the space and rocketry club,” he said.
“There was an enthusiastic response from both parents and students with an overwhelming majority wanting to come back for next year’s science fair.
“(The) majority of primary school students came and participated in the activities run by both science staff and secondary school students.”
Mr Sri Ranjan said the annual event is important in showcasing the talent and hard work that students and science staff have done to make it a success.
“Both families and students understood the relevant skills involved in executing both the activities related to both the science experiments, STEM activities as well as space and rocketry club, which involved critical thinking, teamwork and understanding the scientific processes involved in all the activities involved,” he said.
“This gave a sound understanding to both students and parents on the theory and application of science in solving real-world problems.”