By Eve Richmond, Ella Archer & Amelia Roberts (all in Year 8)
On Friday 11 August, SMC’s 8C class attended the opening of the Festival of Bright Ideas at Hobart’s Princes Wharf One (PW1).
The festival, which is held as part of National Science Week (August 12-20), was an opportunity for the Year 8s to discover new information and facts about insects, oceanography, how trees grow, how soil is made, forces and pressure, taxidermy and 3D printing.
It was a great learning experience for everyone who participated. We can now differentiate between a bug and a beetle, and a wasp and bee; we saw how 3D printers could give us a new hip, knee or even heart in the not-too-distant future, and one of our classmates had the chance to participate in a stage presentation about the ‘Science of the Invisible’.
All of the Year 8s were lucky enough to bring home a gift from the taxidermy presentation – a stuffed bug with information relating to where it was found and by whom, and the date on which it was discovered.
This experience was definitely one that we will all remember!