The Science of Toys with the CSIRO

Students working out how different size frogs make different sounds.

Students working out how different size frogs make different sounds.

 Today we welcomed Simon from the CSIRO “Labs on legs” program to the school for National Science Week. He presented two workshops to prep to year 5 students about the science behind how toys work. Students learnt about:

  • what is inside a baby doll,
  • how to make a slinky ‘walk’,
  • which spinning tops work best,
  • how a ‘magna-doodle’ works,
  • what is inside a kaleidoscope,
  • how to make a toy car do two 360 degree loops,
  • how to measure the speed of a toy car
  • why different size frogs make different sounds and much more……………

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