Space the frontier for Science Week display

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Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Hans Ratilla, Remi Parker and Josie Catalano. Photo: Nicolette Barbas
Camera IconHans Ratilla, Remi Parker and Josie Catalano. Photo: Nicolette Barbas

Harvey Primary School’s undercover meeting area was transformed into a galaxy of scientific displays as part of the Science Week Mission Imagination exhibition last Friday.

The two-day community engaging exhibition took guests through the timeline of Australian space exploration, starting with the ancient astronomy of indigenous people.

Harvey Primary School teacher Paula Johnson has spent the past term working with students from Year 1 through to Year 6, with each year group focusing on a different theme.

“Every year group worked on a different project which was tied together in a timeline form,” Ms Johnson said.

“As scientists are placing more importance on Dreamtime stories, we decided to incorporate the seasons and have put them in order as a way of guiding guests through the displays.

“Not only has it taught the students and myself about the history and future of space science, but it shows respect and acknowledgement for noongar scientific knowledge.”

Year 8 media students from Harvey Senior High School also participated in the exhibition, and were asked to capture the Noongar Season Makuru through their photographic lens.

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