Science week at CHS
Can you have too much ‘sciencey’ Fun? The Science Faculty says no way! It was great to see so many students explore the science what was on offer at lunchtime during Science Week; there was the ‘Paper Plane Challenge’, the ‘Robotics Obstacle Course’, the ‘Water Rocket Blast Off’, for the movie buffs, a film discovering the amazing world of slime, and who could forget (as it is still all over the dais) the ‘Non Newtonian Fluid Fun’. Thank you to everyone who got involved. Congratulations to the winners of the Cryptic Science Inquiry Questions. Happy Sciencing!
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Who was the 11th and last man to set foot on the moon. Eugene Cernan was the 11th and last man to set foot on the moon. He entered the Apollo Lunar Module after Harrison Schmidt. Schmidt was the last person to walk on the moon who is still alive. Winner: Matilda Chapman.
Special mention to Anikan Evans. If the microscopic animals, tardigrades, survived the crash landing there may well be many ‘male’ tardigrades setting foot on the moon as we speak. However, this is unconfirmed at time of publication.
Cryptic clue for the day: The number 92; 2 lumps of coal on a table.
Solved by Darcy Strong: The periodic table.
Bonus joke from Mr Enks: What do you say when someone steals your gold? Au! Bring that back.
Special mention to Joe Cooper who made a long word and a long coherent sentence using chemical symbols:
‘ReSPONSiLiTiEs’ and ‘ACCePT YOU A(rR)e PSYCHIC’
Paper plane competition:
Deakon Meyers won the premade paper plane flight with an incredible piece of paper engineering that flew with amazing speed and accuracy to hit the back wall of the Hall with a thud. Incredible to witness.
Chris Frazer narrowly won the paper plane made on the day section using skill in engineering and in throwing.
Morgan Ryan won the innovation award for being able to make his plane fly in the correct direction by throwing it backwards. Check if he is your pilot in a few years.
Who are the scientists?
Darcy Strong and Jacob Baker correctly identified Demetri Mendeleev and Fred Watson as the jigsaw pieces placed around the quadrangle.
Scinema in the library at lunch time: Slime: how intelligent is it? Evidence suggests it can learn. Argument is over whether this is intelligence or habituation.
Robot Challenge: Congratulations Jimmy Whalan who guided the robot around the course in 36:04 seconds.
Non Newtonian liquids