WA Governor visits ECU for Science for Kids Day
Monday, 20 October 2008
Western Australian Governor, Dr Ken Michael AO visited ECU's Mount Lawley campus on the weekend to open Science for Kids (S-KIDS) Day.
The S-KIDS event brought 160 primary school students and 80 parents to ECU to take part in fun, hands-on science activities to encourage enthusiasm for science.
Activities such as Super Heroes and Water Rockets were led by experienced science teachers and ECU staff, with support from pre-service teachers in ECU's Education courses.
S-KIDS Coordinator and Senior Education Lecturer, Geoff Lummis said the children had a great time expanding their knowledge of science.
"The kids went home with a real enthusiasm for science in the world around them," he said.
S-KIDS has been running at ECU since 2005 in collaboration with the Science Teachers Association of WA, with strong support from Scitech.