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Learning News - 13 August 2021

We celebrate the wonderful learning that continues remotely across our FACE Curriculum, and launch next week's National Science Week!
We launch National Science Week, which kicks off at LN on Monday 16 August!
We launch National Science Week, which kicks off at LN on Monday 16 August!

National Science Week - activities at home

National Science Week is launching next week, from Monday, 16 August. This year's theme is Food: Different by Design. Keep an eye out for the great activities planned by our Science Department next week so that you can join in from home.

To begin celebrating this year's theme of Food: Different by Design, you are invited to enter our First Annual Science Week Photo Competition: How Are You GROWING? We would love to see photos of you with anything edible that is growing in your garden at home - fruit, veggies, grains, herbs, mushrooms and more! Send us your selfies! The best entries will go in the running for some exciting prizes and may be featured in some upcoming public posts.

Click here to enter!

Check out some of our staff submissions for inspiration. 

Eager to get into the science spirit from home? Here are some talks you can register for or activities you can investigate as a family!

  • Webinar: Vegetables of the Sea - held on Tuesday, 17 August at 5.30pm, this talk covers how to use seaweed and algae in cooking!
  • Webinar: the Science Behind Feeding the World - held on Wednesday, 18 August at 6pm
  • Exhibition: Brain and Biomes - this virtual interactive exhibition from University of Newcastle goes live tomorrow (Saturday, 14 August). Explore the inner workings of our brain and nature, online!
  • UTS Talk Series - every afternoon of Science Week, UTS is hosting a talk from a student studying in a different field of science, including Medical Biotechnology, Medical Science, Forensic Science and Maths and Statistics. As well as some interesting general insights into these fields, we recommend tuning in if you're considering exploring STEM after school.

Celebration of Learning - Food Technology

Year 9 Food Technology students are currently studying the topic “Food Product Development”. In this topic they look at new foods, whether they are 'Line Extensions,' 'Me Too' or brand new products. The topic has taken a slightly different turn while the students learn remotely and they have been encouraged to design and modify recipes based on the food they have available in their homes. Students write up the recipe, take a photo or two, review the process and seek evaluations from their clients – their families! I am sure there are many families appreciative of the meals being prepared as part of the students' online learning studies. Enjoy some student reflections that make up part of their progress work.

Nellie chose to cook choc-chip cookies as well as Pad See Ew for her family.

“My family love the Pad See Ew and it has great flavour. The chicken simmered nicely and the flavours of the sauce were strong. Some of the vegetables took longer than others to steam and because they were all put in together the vegetables had different textures and some weren’t cooked fully. My sister said it 'tastes so good.'"

Aria made beef and caramelised onion sausage rolls for her family.

“I made this dish for my lunch as it was a quick and easy dish to make and knew that my family would enjoy it. One negative aspect was that I had to double the recipe to feed my whole family as it only served four.” 

Charli made two dishes featuring homemade pesto, as well as lemon tarts.

"My family really liked the pesto pasta last week and then when I made it again this week they said it was slightly different and I think that is because I estimated all the ingredients and did it to taste.

“We have a couple of lemon trees that are all really full, so I used them! Next time, I would cook the lemon curd just for a little bit longer to make it more firm… My family liked the tarts because the lemon curd did not overpower the taste, and it was not to lemony nor too sweet."

Other students have been busy making vegetarian sushi, meatball subs, chick pea salad, gluten free chocolate cake, choc-chip skillet cookies, beef and cashew stir-fry and more. Sounds delicious!

Dates to remember

Date Item Year Group
16 August to 1 September Year 12 HSC Trial Exams Year 12
30 August to 10 September Year 11 Exams Year 11

 

 

 

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