The Science Behind Rockets with Jeanine Kobylinski & Lachlan Ryan
The space race was one of the most exciting times for science, and still today, gazing up at the stars often brings more unanswerable questions.
This course will take a look at engineering, flight, the history of rocketry and many other topics that will culminate in students assembling and (if they wish to) flying their rockets as an observable instance of what they have learned throughout the course. This course is designed to encourage deep learning into the world of science and space.
Welcome to the Brain Gymnasium with Bethwyn Serow & Anastasia Toumasatos
Thinking about thinking- what are your thoughts? Saturday afternoon will be a source of stimulating dynamic discussions, hands-on activities, games, and sharing of stories about the things that matter to explore some of life’s big questions, including What is friendship? How do we recognise truth and reality as we enable growing corners of our existence to be shaped by AI and digital simulacrums? Am I the same person I was five years ago, and is it my mind or my body that defines me? Do you see what I see, feel what I feel? Will having fun make you happier than studying? Learn about different philosophical perspectives, from the pursuit of happiness, and our relationship to the environment to frames on creativity and reality through thought games, sensory illusions, real-life dilemmas and analysis of artistic expression.
Philosophy is the love of wisdom that has shaped human history from our earliest times. Ancient Greeks believed it begins with wonder. In small groups and whole class discussions, drawing on their own life experiences and observations, students help guide the direction of the conversation and draw connections to their own worlds. By encouraging flexible thinking, resisting binary approaches and embracing diversity, ambiguity and complexity, Saturday afternoons this term offer students the space to develop their metacognition and the potential to discover new truths and new understandings.