Three of our Year 10 students, Lana W, Sharon K and Uhansa D have been attending the 2021 Australian Science Fair online, hosted by our International Science School Network (ISSN) partner, John Monash Science School in Melbourne.
The students were selected after completing a research project that investigated electric field mapping and potassium permanganate ion migration. The students measured the relationship between electric field strength and the speed of the ion migration. They were able to measure the length of the distinctive purple trails left by the ions as they moved across filter paper.
The student poster and photo are on the website under the Participants and Official Delegate Exhibit links. The website for the event is here:
During the Australian Science Fair, the students participated in collaborative activities with the other student delegates. The first was an Escape Room challenge and the second, a Shark Tank Science innovation pitch. They completed an Engineering challenge together and explored the flora in the QASMT school yard, photographing and pressing flower specimens to share with the other schools.