SCIENCE | This week, we have been celebrating Science Week at Redlands College. This year has had the theme “Glass- more than meets the eye”, so we enjoyed some lunchtime investigations today with the Junior School students. We used jelly “optical fibres” to investigate how glass fibres are used to bring the internet to our homes and to help create flexible cameras like doctors sometimes use to investigate the insides of our bodies. We also constructed kaleidoscopes using acrylic mirrors. If you made one, make sure you give your family a go! A big “thank you” goes to our Year 12 volunteers and our wonderful laboratory technicians who got the experiments working just right! Anyone who missed out on making a kaleidoscope can find instructions here, along with a stack of other Science Week activities.
On Tuesday, we were visited by the UQ Formula SAE racing team with their car. Students from across the College came to sit in the driver’s seat and ask questions about how it works. The car is electric and can go from 0-100km/h in just over three seconds!!! One of our 2021 alumni, Charlie, has recently joined the team of engineers building these cars, and he was present to talk us through the different roles within the team.
Across the rest of the week, students enjoyed lunchtime science videos about glass, the ocean, sports science, space and the brain.