Science Week Wrap Up

Victory had a sensational ‘Drones, Droids and Robots’ themed science week in August. There were a number of activities held throughout the week including workshops at LaTrobe university where the Year 11 Chemistry and Physics students learnt about the engineering behind building robots, the Year 11 Psychology students participated in a program that looked at the psychology of artificial intelligence and all of the Year 9 and 10 students developed gold nanoparticles in the chemistry laboratories at the university.

All students developed pieces of work in their various subjects based on the theme of the week and they were displayed at our inaugural science fair. The participation from the students was fantastic and it was excellent to see so many parents and friends turn up on the night. We had Tex from ReelAir Imagery there with his drones and Peter from Robotics Tuition with his very cool bipedal robots. Both LaTrobe and Bendigo Tafe were present with stands that showed students local science based courses on offer. Rachel from the Discovery Centre was a highlight for many people who attended as she performed a show on what science is behind robots. We had some special guest judges who awarded the students with prizes for their work at each year level.

One of the projects that students worked on at year 7 & 8 art was a big picture collage of a robot. Students were given a small piece of a picture, which they had to enlarge on to an A3 piece of paper, although they did not know what the image was of. Tex from ReelAir Imagery came to the school on Monday morning with his drones and Mr. Greg Walker put the pieces of the puzzle back together again. Tex was able to fly over the image with his drone and take a photo from above to reveal the large image.

In all, it was a very stimulating week in which students were able to show their enthusiasm for science. It is exciting to see so many budding scientists at Victory.