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Making STEMI come alive

Making STEMI come alive

15 August 2019

National Science Week (NSW) is an annual countrywide celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI).

The aim is to make these subjects more attractive, engaging and rewarding for learners and the community at large.

On Friday, 09 August 2019, Protea Heights Academy hosted a Science Fair attended by teachers and learners from 12 schools.

Schools had the choice of participating in Aqualibrium (planning, designing, constructing and operating a water distribution network), bridge building, robotics, mathematics or just viewing all the difference shows.

The reptile garden brought out several reptiles and discussed everything from their size in the wild to their eating habits.

Split Second Science presented “The power of cold” which showcased the temperature difference between liquid nitrogen and dry-ice.

The Cape Town Science Center brought out all their interactive sets and performed a "Whizz bang" science show at the end of the day.

One of Protea Heights Academy’s teachers demonstrated the forensic process and learners were able to extract DNA from a banana.

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Computers 4 kids were kind enough to bring out their Virtual Reality goggles and Quantum Health also made an appearance.

In the bridge building competition, Protea Heights Academy won first prize while Brackenfell High School took second and third place. Protea Heights also claimed first and second place in the Aquilibrium competition with Reddam House Somerset in third place.

Brackenfell High School and Protea Heights finished in first place in the junior category of the mathematics completion with Malibu High School in second and another Protea Height Academy team in third.

In the senior category of the mathematics competition Protea Heights Academy teams took the first two places and Chris Hani High School came third.

Parel Vallei claimed first place in robotics, Protea Heights Academy second and Masibambane took third place.

Congratulations to all the winners and to all the learners who participated.

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