More than 300 students got down to some serious experimenting at Katherine South Primary School yesterday for Science Week.
The school’s ‘Mad Scientist’ afternoon involved 26 hands-on activities for pre-school to year six students and their families.
One of the organisers Danielle Grieves said she hoped the afternoon would inspire a love for science.
“We really hope to get kids understanding the importance of science, and get more kids involved,” Ms Grieves said.
“The point is to engage the community during Science Week.
“We have kids making their own ice cream, making rockets and volcanoes, and blowing up watermelons, just having fun with science,” she said.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
Thousands of events happen across the country.
The week is also an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists’ and encourage people of all ages to become fascinated by the world.