BIG BANG: Clarence Valley Anglican School students get to see different parts of science during National Science Week at the school.
BIG BANG: Clarence Valley Anglican School students get to see different parts of science during National Science Week at the school.

School students delight at science surprises

ELEPHANT toothpaste, sherbet, and liquid nitrogen are the talk of Clarence Valley Anglican School (CVAS) this week.

For those of you wondering what elephant toothpaste is, it's an impressive chemical reaction that converts hydrogen peroxide to several litres of harmless, frothy foam, and was just one of the experiments at CVAS during National Science Week.

Over two days, primary school students had the opportunity to take part in a number of classic chemistry demonstrations, reactions and biology displays carried out by Year 7 and 8 science gap students.

Head of the CVAS science department Monita Singh said the hands-on science program was a celebration of science which aimed to get her students excited about the subject and help bridge the gap between science education in primary school and secondary school.

Mrs Singh has organised the event annually since she first came to the school in 2011.

"I've been running this for three years and this is the day they always look forward to," she said.

"They were all hyped up and excited.

"We want to increase thirst and curiosity for science in younger generations."



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