The students of Kauri Flats School filmed, edited and produced their experiences participating in the Junior Eureka Programme.

Junior Eureka’s primary aim is to enable, encourage and engage young students to talk about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with knowledge and confidence, to their classmates, friends and families. The secondary aim of Junior Eureka is to prepare students to participate and do well in the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards.

The students that participate in the Junior Eureka program will be presented with a certificate to recognise their achievement.

We are working with the Ministry of Education, the Royal Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Association of Science Educators.

Jo Hawthorne of Wellesley College talks about what her students got out of Junior Eureka!

Process:

  1. Undertake an investigation of an application of science or technology in the local community 
  2. Write short presentations with an introduction, body and conclusion
  3. Present to the class

Outcome:

Students are curious about science and feel empowered to talk about science with their friends and family

Recognition:

All students that participate receive a Junior Eureka Achievement Certificate

Welesly Boys Recieve Their Certificates from Old Boy Evan Brenton-Rule (Sir Paul Callaghan Premier Award Winner 2013)

Welesly Boys Recieve Their Certificates from Old Boy Evan Brenton-Rule (Sir Paul Callaghan Premier Award Winner 2013)