Well done to our Year 3 team who took first place in the Primary Division of the Everybody Dance NAO robot dance competition. It’s the second year that Rosie, Bialik’s NAO Humanoid Robot, has taken first place, with the help of a creative group of Bialik students who wrote the code for her moves and, this year, even composed the music for her to dance to.
Kol ha’kavod to the Year 3s, and to the Year 5 team who also made it to the finals, which were held at Scienceworks during the Robotica 2017 exhibition
During Term 2, twelve students from Year 4 and sixteen students from Years 6-9 joined the Science Enrichment Opportunity. This opportunity allowed the students to become researchers and inventors in their quest to design and create an entry into this year’s Science Talent Search, with the theme of ‘Future Earth’.
The Bialik students submitted entries in the following areas: video games, scientific posters, picture story books, inventions, creative writing, videos, experimental research, games and photography. They met regularly during Terms 2 and 3 at school and also spent many hours at home working on their project plans and designs in preparation for judging day at the end of July.
On the day, students were required to explain their thinking and processing to two independent judges from The Science Teachers Association of Victoria with all students receiving encouraging feedback and feeling confident about their presentations.
Seven Bialik students received bursary prizes and certificates, recognising their outstanding achievements, and were awarded these at a ceremony at La Trobe University on 23 October.
Congratulations to all of the students involved in Science Talent Search 2017!