Bundaberg High School student Amanda Marsh is excited about the upcoming Science Fair as part of national science week.
Bundaberg High School student Amanda Marsh is excited about the upcoming Science Fair as part of national science week. Max Fleet

Young minds put to the test

STUDENTS will have the opportunity to get creative with their science skills when Bundaberg High School hosts a series of activities as part of National Science Week next month.

Bundaberg High science operations officer Elaine Wooderson said the activities were designed to get students interested in the discipline.

"It's about encouraging students to study science, as there is a high demand for people in the field," she said.

The week of activities will include a Science Fair competition, which will be open to all school students in the Bundaberg region.

"The theme is Energy Evolution and students can choose from one of four categories - scientific investigations, innovations and inventions, communicating science or an environmental project," Mrs Wooderson said.

With the competition also broken into five age divisions, she said the competition was open to all ages from pre-school to Year 12 students.

Youngsters interested in the competition need to register their intention to enter by July 23 and projects need to be completed and submitted by August 13, before the Science Fair on August 16.

"There are some great awards for winners including an iPad and digital cameras," Mrs Wooderson said.

"Hopefully, if it's a success, we can look at making it an annual event."

For more information on the competition, visit bundabergshs.eq.edu.au, search science and follow the links, or phone the school on 41545333.



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