Science Week Amazingness 

Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in today. What better way of portraying this by fun, and exciting Scientific experiments presented by the UQ science ambassadors to the secondary school college.

On the Friday of week 6, the UQ science ambassadors managed to showcase three experiments which included:

-Colour change through chemical dilution

-Dry Ice smoke bubble’s

-Elephant toothpaste




Furthermore, in the previous weeks, a Crystal growing competition was held to see who can form the best and most colourful crystals under the foundation knowledge discovered beforehand about saturated and unsaturated salt liquids. These crystal containers were judged by the on-lookers of the science week presentations’ – winners were awarded prizes for the admirable application skills.

These were showcased to Secondary school students during their lunchbreak, without the effort put in by helping Science teachers, and the interest from the UQ science ambassadors to promote the wealth of knowledge to the school public, none of this would have been possible.

It is without doubt that the UQ ambassadors and guiding teachers are promoting Science to everyone’s everyday life, to not only show that the place and the equipment’s used in their ongoing life are founded upon laws and theories that govern our modern day understanding, but to show that Science will always be a force to be reckoned with.

Kind Regards

Bassel Fayoumi

Calamvale Community College