National Science Week at OLSS

We are celebrating National Science Week this term during Week 8, 5-9 August.

To bring attention to the breadth of what science means, what it can achieve, and how it impacts our everyday lives in fun and engaging way, we will have events every day of the week!

We hope this will inspire our students in their studies both now and into the future.

Download our Science Fair flyer.

Monday – Science show

The week will kick off with a bang with the Jollybops Science Show! Known for their shows full of colour and the most awesome experiments going around, the Jollybops will have students on the edge of their seats wanting to learn more about science thanks to the audience interaction, humour and fun!

Kindy to Year 2 will enjoy the ‘Mix it Up Chemistry Show’, which looks at properties of materials, chemical reactions and how we interact with and use the chemical world around us.

Years 3-6 students will have the opportunity to participate in experiments as physical and chemical properties of materials are investigated in ‘The Big Chemistry Show’.

Find out more at the Jollybops website.

Tuesday – Paper Aeroplane Competition

A fan favourite, Tuesday brings with it a Paper Aeroplane Competition. Why does this have to do with Science Week, we hear you ask? It’s a simple activity that help introduce physics and engineering design to students.

Students will learn about how easily a plane moves through the air, or its aerodynamics, and the forces that determine how high, fast and far aeroplanes can travel – that is drag, gravity, thrust and lift.

Each class will compete, with the top contenders battling it out in the school final!

Wednesday – Rubik’s Cube Competition

Did you know there’s 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible positions of the Rubik’s Cube?

It’s the six-sided game that has stumped mathematicians, engineers and academics for decades, but with the help of AI they may finally have it sovled…

Apparently, no matter the combination you can solve a Rubik’s Cube in 20 moves – it’s all about the pattern and formula. Will our students be able to figure it out?

Thursday – LEGO® Masters Competition

It’s time to unleash your creativity! Following the success on the ABC’s LEGO® Masters, we are bringing our very own LEGO® Masters Competition to OLSS!

We are asking families to work together to construct a unique LEGO® creation from bricks found around your home (it cannot be a building set with instructions). This is the ultimate test of engineering skill and teamwork with prizes to be won!

Make sure you register your interest to take part in the competition by filling in the online entry form.

Families competing must bring their builds in on Wednesday 7 August to be set up in the hall for students to view on Thursday. They can be taken home on Friday following the showcase.

NOTE: There is only one entry per family.

Friday – Showcase

We’ll finish off the week with a massive showcase, displaying a range of science design and make tasks our students have been working on in class along with the LEGO® Masters builds.

Parents are invited to attend from 1:30p.m and find out who has won top prize in our LEGO® Masters Competition!


A massive thank you to Mrs Broadbent and Mrs Lengkeek for all their hard work they have put in over the last few months pulling together this incredible program of events.

All this has been made possible thanks to National Science Week School Grant funding through the Federal Government.

You can find out more about this Federal Government week at Celebrating National Science Week 2022 | Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

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