SA LEG of OLYMPIAD IS NOW OVER
Our Sleepover was a great success! See the photos to the left of this page on our site.
On the 6th
of November, Mr S interviewed the famous British Scientist James Piercy. James is a well-known science communicator all over the world and a couple of years ago he was involved in a tragic accident which affected his brain. Being the scientist that he is, he now talks about how the brain works, how his accident affected his brain and what he has done to get his brain to perform tasks by “rerouting” and “relearning”. He is a highly entertaining speaker. Watch it live on YouTube here:
On the 7th
of November Mr S introduced a NASA Deputy chief technologist Jim Adams. Over 12 different countries took part in the Google hangout too. Photos are on the website and here is the video clip: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ASiGpRS3M
(The hangout auto - selected a different participant for the first few mins of the presentation so you will hear it and see it in a small window but Jim appears on the full screen from 28:50)
Living Maths is planning to launch a weather balloon into the outer reaches of our Atmosphere. We will be recording the event and taking awesome video footage of outer Space. We are in the planning phase and as soon as the launch date is announced, we will invite some of you to join us for the exciting launch! We are now much closer to the launch phase – our homework is certainly paying off!
We have 2 Trophies to hand out at the end of the term:
The Donovan-Cowper Trophy
will be presented to the student that best represents what we are trying to achieve with all our students. This person will show the type of character, commitment and determination to be an excellent ambassador for maths and problem solving. The Giant trophy will be handed out in the last few days (possibly in a final assembly)
The Christina Scott award
will be presented to a young woman who goes above and beyond the call of duty for showing passion towards maths and science. She is most likely a talented science communicator and will gladly share her passion and enthusiasm with anyone willing to listen.
We also have THREE big prize
s to hand out to 3 lucky MERIT winners: 2 Android Tablets and one Mindflex Duel… last chance to start earning your merits in class!!!!!
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