On Friday 20th of October four capable young scientists were awarded prizes in this year’s Oliphant Science Awards. Congratulations to Audrey (Year 1), Remy (Year 1), Kira (Base 5) and Miroslava (Base 6). It was wonderful to see them rewarded for their efforts. They were all brilliant ambassadors for our school.
The Oliphant Science Awards is an annual competition for South Australian school students that aims to support, encourage and celebrate science education within South Australian schools. There are ten different categories that can be entered. The Awards recognise the excellent work of students with prizes in each age group and category, along with Sponsor prizes for outstanding achievements.
Audrey received 1st prize for both of her entries, one in Programming, Apps and Robotics (Bouncy balls) and one in Scientific Inquiry (Cooking up a storm). Remy received 1st prize for his entry in the Crystal Investigation category (Mr. Crystally). Kira was awarded 3rd prize for her Model (Mushroom Life Cycle). Miroslava received 2nd prize for her entry in the Scientific Inquiry category (The effect of music on ice crystals and water). Audrey was also awarded the Wine Australia Sponsor Prize R-2 for the most outstanding entry highlighting food chemistry.
These students’ entries can be viewed in the Online project gallery on the Oliphant Science Awards website which highlights all prize winning and highly commended entries.