Academy hosts inaugural Science at the Shine Dome Junior

June 26, 2019

One week after the success of Science at the Shine Dome, the Academy’s Primary Connections education program hosted the inaugural Science at the Shine Dome Junior on 5 June.

This event brought together 84 Year 2 students and their teachers from 10 schools across the Canberra-Queanbeyan region for a day of inquiry-based science learning.

Students were guided through the initial stages of a hands-on inquiry including consideration of a design challenge, science and mathematics concepts.

While students explored and devised solutions, their teachers experienced the Primary Connections approach and observed strategies that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in the classroom.

The event concluded with a tour of the iconic Shine Dome. Both teachers and students left with a suite of resources to inspire them in STEM.

Funding for the event was through the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Community Grants scheme. In 2017, Primary Connections received an ACT Grassroots Grant of $10,000 per year for three years for events in the ACT. 2019 is the second year of this grant.   

Year 2 students attending the inaugural Science at the Shine Dome Junior.

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