Science Snippets

Did you know that on 18 June 2013, it was announced that a team of researchers at Harvard and the University of Illinois were able to manufacture a lithium-ion battery smaller than a grain of sand and less than the width of a human hair!

Here are some important upcoming events you may be interested in:

  • Experience Science 2017, held on Friday 7 July. Experience Science is a free event which provides students in Years 10 – 12 the opportunity to discover what studying science is like at UQ. http://www.science.uq.edu.au/expsci
  • National Science Week from Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 August. The science ambassadors will be running activities in the science department, so make sure you look out for updates!

Congratulations to the winners of last week’s Science Quiz!

  • Melly Penning – 11W
  • Gretta Berge – 11W
  • Sophia Bauman – 11W
  • Molly Cowan – 9S
  • Elke Frecklington – 9S
  • Ella Mulligan – 9P
  • Elke Lalor – 7W
  • Hannah Cioccarelli – 7M
  • Yasmin Squires – 7P

On 22 and 23 May, the Year 11 Biology and Geography students went to the UQ Moreton Bay Research Station on North Stradbroke Island to complete their field work. I was one of the students who went on this trip and I had a great time. It wasn’t only extremely educational, but it was also very fun! We learnt a lot about the different habitats which exist on the island and different organisms which occupy them. One thing I found very interesting was the mangroves and how many different types there are. I would definitely recommend Biology as a senior subject to any junior school girls who are considering it!

Ava Lambert, 2017 UQ Science Ambassador

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