THERE was murder, investigations and disease was rampant at Orange Christian School last week.
As part of national science week the school held an expo where parents and friends came to see what the school’s science department had been up to.
Orange Christian School staff member Cath Lawrence said students in year 5 and 6 looked at murder under the microscope. She said students were presented with an environmental crime and worked in teams to solve the crime.
“The students researched the victims and the villains and used the clues provided by catchment headquarters to try to solve the mystery,” she said.
Mrs Lawrence said students in kindergarten to year 2 learnt about models and transport types. She said year 4 carried on the work done by the younger students.
“Year 4 made working models to demonstrate the different types of levers and how they work,” she said.
Mrs Lawrence said parents got a glimpse into how clever the older students were as they investigated microbes and diseases. She said year 9 showcased PVC artworks, electric circuits and the use of oscilloscopes.
The highlight of the event was the year 11 and 12 biology class. The students created a project inspired by a community in Indonesia that prepare food using the same river water where they deposit human sewage.
“The class decided to raise money towards the installation of a water filtration system for the community,” Mrs Lawrence said.
“This will help provide clean water and minimise disease.
“Fundraising was achieved through organised games and fun activities for the rest of the school to participate in for a small cost.”