Local students get immersed in incredible science

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Students from east Auckland schools spent a day immersed in all things science at the University of Auckland’s Incredible Science day this week.

Featuring a miniature tornado, volcanoes and earthquakes and the ever popular science Magic Show, more than 360 students and 50 staff from 13 Auckland schools, including Somerville Intermediate and Opaheke School, attended the event.

It is designed for intermediate school aged children and aims to encourage students to think about future study in a field of science and to think about science as a career.

On the day, students learned about earthquakes and volcanoes and what happens in an archaeological dig, the magic of mathematical patterns using origami and flexahexagons while staff from Forensic Science in the School of Chemistry demonstrated how to make fingerprints and staged the ever popular science Magic Show.

Computer and data science were also included in the presentation, along with presentations on our oceans and marine life.