This year’s theme for National Science Week (14–20 August), is ‘Future Earth’, focusing on sustainability, the environment, and what we can do to create a better future for us and our planet.

St Michael's Grammar School

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and aims to encourage student interest in scientific pursuits as well as general fascination by the world we live in.

Keep an eye on this page for updates and photos!

MONDAY

Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell car was parked outside The Gipson Commons on Monday. Environmental Manager for Toyota, Mr Andreas Kammel discusses the design of next generation of hydrogen cars to students during lunchtime.

The Mirai features a single electric motor that produces 113kW and 335Nm and operates just like a plug-in electric vehicle. Unlike a conventional electronic vehicle, it’s much quicker to fuel up – taking between three and five minutes to fill up a tank, which in this case means 5kg of compressed hydrogen.

St Michael's Grammar School

 

TUESDAY

Year 10 students attended IMAX to view the 3D Hubble Movie.

WEDNESDAY

Science at the Cathedral: Streaming of the Q/A session in the atrium at 10 – 11:45 Hosted by Mr Tim Thwaites

THURSDAY

Chemistry in the Quad where the students will get the chance to juggle fire

FRIDAY

“That the future of the earth depends upon science and religion now working together?” Come to the Atrium at 1:15 to hear the debate between the students and the staff on this topic.

Stem in Schools virtual classroom: 11.30 – 12.30 pm. Scientists working in the space field answer tricky questions from students and will be sharing their work investigation and problem-solving methods – think mission control, lasers, telescopes and space junk.  Provided by CSIRO Education.