National Science week runs from 11 August to 19 August 2018. The theme this year is ‘Game Changers and Change Makers’.
Emeritus Professor Leon Sterling, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria states in a research article titled, ‘Coding in the curriculum: Fad or foundational?’, that ‘coding should be taught in all schools, and while it is not realistic that all students become coders, it is important that they appreciate what computers do and how they do it’. https://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1297&context=research_conference
Students at Campbell Primary School will perform an hour of code in their timetabled Science lesson during National Science week.
Science events – the Perth Science Festival is on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Claremont showgrounds at a cost of $10 per person.
There are also a number of free events, as outlined below.