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National Science Week

​Gabrielle Wallace, Lily Woodlock and Zoe Oakes with their Mouse Trap car.
Home Hill State High School teachers, parents and students were treated to a multitude of events to celebrate National Science Week.
To mark the start of National Science Week, students were informed of their success in the National Science competition. 52% of the students completing the competition received a credit or higher. This is a fantastic achievement and well above the state average.
In collaboration with NQ Astronomy, Home Hill SHS hosted a Solar Astronomy Day. There were many solar displays and experiments on offer. A Solar telescope was available from which students were able to view solar flares and sun spots. A highlight of the day was when students had a Q & A session with USA astronomer Stephen Ramsden via video link. Many thanks go to Mr Rob Black and Mr George Heyes for volunteering their time and sharing their knowledge of astronomy.
Also this week the year 10 Science students designed egg drop parachutes as part of their EEI, the year 12 Chemistry students examined the SO2 content in wine, concentration of aspirin, oxidisation of alcohol and vitamin C concentration, while the year 11 Biology Students performed dissection on a bullock heart, lungs, eyes, kidney and liver.
Thanks to the teachers and students involved. It proved to be an activity packed, educational week for all!