Welcome to the Science and Technology posts.

This Term in Science the Year 7’s have been looking at classification systems. Last week, our focus was on Animal phyla and we had an in depth look at the Phylum Arthropoda ending the topic with Cockroach Dissections.  We were very proud of how mature the students were with their first Science dissection. We were very pleased to see them enjoying the lesson so much!  Well done ...

Carmel School recently donated a batch of its old computers to Cambodian Medical Students via Rotary. We are told that these will make an incredible difference for them, and of course there are the wonderful flow on effects to the community. The computers in question were considered too old and slow for use at Carmel. It is incredible that what is considered waste in Australia, ...

In Year One we are investigating how to keep our bodies healthy and safe. With the children as investigation leaders, we delved into an healthy eating investigation, in order for the children to learn about healthy choice and the benefits of healthy eating.   Within the lesson the children hypothesized which food had the most sugar to the least sugar. They lined the food up in ...

Mrs. Clare Braud from the AWCH - The Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital, visited Prep on Monday to facilitate an incursion. The children were introduced to the different things that they can expect to experience if they need to go to hospital. The children watched a movie about a boy going to hospital and then got to engage in classroom experiences. They used a ...

In March earlier this year, all of our Year 10 students participated in the Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC). The ABBC is a competition for high school students in Year 10 to learn about the brain and its functions. They learn about neuroscience research and find out about careers in neuroscience. Another aim is to dispel misconceptions about neurological mental illnesses. ...

In Year 11 Human Biology, this semester we are studying Body Systems. This involves learning about how system organs and associated structures work together to allow us to function as multicellular organisms. Not only do most of us find this interesting but it is very exciting because this semester’s unit includes organ dissections. Last week we were lucky enough to dissect a ...

  The Year 7 Scientists have been putting all of the theory that they have been learning over the last 3 weeks into action by designing and conducting their own investigations. Some of the interesting questions that the students have tested are listed below. Does temperature affect the voltage of a battery? Do salt and sugar affect the rate at which ice dissolves? What is ...

The Year 2s had a very exciting mission set for us by Mrs Fisher! We searched the school for a new student named Robbie. When we found Robbie, we discovered he is a robot! Robbie answered some of our questions and he can even move his head! We are now creating a recount of our adventures to find Robbie the Robot. ...

Two weeks ago we went to Sydney for the ANSTO Big Ideas Forum. This forum revolves around sharing the big ideas of Australian youth and putting these students in contact with scientists who are researching in similar fields. Our idea revolved around trapping methane gas from cows and hopefully turning this gas into renewable energy. The forum was based at ANSTO, which is the on ...

The Year 7 students have begun working through the Physics component of the Year 7 Science curriculum. A section of the course requires them to learn about forces, more specifically, types of forces and investigating the effect applying different forces has on familiar objects. With a warmer change in weather, the students and teacher decided to investigate the concept of balan ...