Cawarral science kids come third
CAWARRAL State School's year 2/3 class entered the Hermitage Research Station School's Plant Science Competition in the Years P - 3 Category and was awarded third place.
The topic was 'There's a grain in my food!'.
Some of the interesting things the students investigated were the identification of different grains used to feed humans and animals, growing and observing grains in a germination experiment, creating some colourful grain collages, researching their favourite breakfast food (from paddock to plate), cooking - turning grains into foods and designing their own breakfast cereal pack.
Year 2 student, Jesse Fowler, won first prize for his very original cereal pack design.
Their teacher, Mrs Lynne Shanks, said it was the fifth year her class had entered the competition and each year Cawarral had been awarded first, second and third.
She felt it was a worthwhile and practical way to engage children in science. Students were presented with certificates and a book called First Fun Encyclopedia was awarded to the school.
During the term, the two year 4/5 classes investigated layers of the Earth and presented their scaled models and posters on parade. All did a really outstanding job.