Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

17 August 2017

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Schools celebrate National Science Week 2017

From forensic experiments to excursions, Tasmanian students are joining the nation in celebrating National Science Week.

As Australia’s annual celebration of science, National Science Week attracts over 1.4 million people of all ages to over 1000 events.

Elizabeth College is a major supporter and participant of National Science Week, hosting over 50 science-based workshops with students joined by Dr Nathan Kilah from the School of Physical Sciences at UTAS, and UTAS PhD student  Laura Jackson from the Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits.

Other events in Tasmanian schools over the week include gathering of climate data from ‘mini weather stations’ at Richmond Primary, students from Edith Creek Primary taking a closer look at their world at an exhibition of photographs taken with digital microscopes, and Collinsvale Primary students and staff taking part in a science-themed dress-up day.

The Hodgman Government wants to give students the best chance at getting a good job and living a fulfilling life, and by actively engaging students in science education from their earliest years we help students understand just some of the exciting employment opportunities science can offer.

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