Questacon Science Circus surprises Wagga Christian College students before public display | the daily advertiser

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Students at Wagga Christian College threw away their textbooks for pipes and globes as they explored the world of science. Questacon, in partnership with the Australian Nation University, brought their Science Circus to Wagga this week, making stops at various schools to teach students about science in a fun and inspiring way. The fun-filled curriculum of hands-on experiments and dynamic demonstrations was planned by the presenters themselves as part of their Master of Communication Sciences at ANU. With a background in physics, host Jodie Smith said it was important to her to create a show using everyday items that students could find and experience at home. “A lot of our accessories are easily accessible, and there are things here that you can do at home,” she said. “We really want students to be able to get involved and see that science is all around us.” Fourth-year students Thabo Kunesu and Jasper Zhu had a great time throughout the day, and the planes proved to be their favorite part of the experience. “My favorite thing was airplanes because I never knew when they were going down, they move like that,” said Jasper, who dreams that his interest in science will one day lead to a job in medicine. Thabo added that what he likes most about science is “the cool experiments and tests you have to do.” Wagga Christian College said they jumped at the chance to bring the exhibit to campus. Quesaton Science Circus will host a hands-on exhibit featuring 30 interactive science exhibits and several death-defining demonstrations open to the public on Saturday, May 7 at the Range Function Center. Tickets are available online. Our journalists work hard to bring up-to-date local news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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