NASA visitor and lessons

By Murray Thompson | Posted: Tuesday September 22, 2015

We had Anna Murphy (NASA Aerospace Engineer) come to work with a group of enthusiastic Year 10 science students for five afternoons in Term 3.

They looked at the physics and engineering of Chain Reaction Machines. They were then challenged to build their own and the result was a very complex and impressive machine. It essentially filled one of our science laboratories, floor to ceiling with an array of pulleys, levers and rollers. These were all interconnected with mouse traps and toy cars. Students found the experience engaging and interesting.

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