PHYSICS OF SOUND

Mr Stefan Walter was a guest speaker in Mrs Aldous Year 8 Science class recently, demonstrating the Physics of Sound with his electric guitar, carrot clarinet or ‘Clarot’ and real clarinet. They also looked at the difference between electric and acoustic guitars as one of the students showed off his great guitar abilities with a solo.

 

 

WATER WORKS

Year 10s and 11s have had a great time exploring both above and below the water of late. Some Year 10 Marine Science students tried scuba diving for the first time, getting up close and personal with underwater creatures at AQWA while Year 11 ATAR Marine and Maritime Studies students completed their Recreational Skipper’s Ticket course and are now qualified boat skippers!

The Physics of Sound Energy

Mr Stefan Walter was a guest speaker in Mrs Aldous year 8 Science class today, to demonstrate the Physics of Sound with his electric guitar, carrot clarinet or ‘Clarot’ and real clarinet. We also looked at the difference between electric and my acoustic guitar. The students had lots of questions and one of the students Sam even demonstrated his great guitar abilities playing ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ by Guns and Roses.

UWA Visit

Today a group of Year 10 Students from St Stephen’s  were fortunate enough to spend the day chatting with top researchers from UWA about their careers and opportunities in the Sciences. Hearing so many stories from young science researchers creating new knowledge and understanding for the human race is an inspiration to us all.

The students were amazed at the incredible variety of science fields that are available and that these are open to students that have a passion to make a difference in the world and that the years ahead are in fact a very exciting and interesting time. And our young people will be at the forefront of this.

Charles Biddle

Head of Learning Area Science

 

 

 

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Three students will blast off to the USA this October after being accepted into the exclusive Space Camp experience. Head of Science Mr Charles Biddle will accompany Carramar student Year 9 Aaron Popich and Duncraig Year 9s Natasha Anderson and Ben Flanagan on what is sure to be an exciting opportunity!

MODERN SCIENCE

Year 12 ATAR Biology students recently visited UWA to discover the application of nanotechnology in modern day science and to investigate forensic anthropology. Students learned about how to make cancer self-destruct by inserting Nano gold into cancer cells and how fossils can be used to confirm the age, gender and race of people. Wow!

GLOWING RESULTS

Teaming up across our campuses, Year 12 ATAR Biology students from Carramar and Duncraig recently worked to make transgenic organisms. Taking the GFP gene from jellyfish and inserting it into bacterium, results show that when the gene is expressed it glows! Students then participated in a debate discussing the ethics behind genetically modified organisms and the future impact the science will have on society.