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Science Week

CaptureScience week has been a lot of fun at Echuca College, from magic shows to mystery movies to science quizzes.  Our Science department has been showcasing some of their amazing talents and sharing the wonders of science with students and other staff. 

Each day they have been sharing some fun science facts, here are a few for you to enjoy;

1. If you removed all the space from the atoms of all the people on Earth, you could fit the entire human race in the volume of a sugar cube!

2. In Europe in the 14th through to the 17th Century, people who ate grain contaminated with a fungus would often dance in large groups foaming at the mouth and speaking in tongues until they collapsed with exhaustion.

3. Long ago, some doctors noticed that soldiers who had maggots on their wounds healed quicker than those without maggots. Maggots eat dead skin cells and bacteria. Maggot Therapy is the intentional introduction of live maggots into non-healing skin or soft tissue wounds of a human or other animal.

4. A company in the UK has successfully inserted jelly fish proteins into ice-cream. The result is an ice-cream that will glow in the dark when licked!! 

 

Echuca South Wellbeing Day

IMG 0703Echuca College students Emma Favaloro, Sarah Hercott and Zali McKee represented Echuca College at the Echuca South Primary School Wellbeing day.  The girls spoke about the importance of making good choices and how they impact on your life.  The girls spoke about their experiences and the opportunities they have had during their time at Echuca College.  The experiences ranged from Beacon leadership, performing in the Production, representing the College in various sporting teams and many other opportunities. 

The Echuca South Primary students really enjoyed the presentation and were appreciative of the girls attending. “Thank you and congratulations to Emma, Sarah and Zali for their presentation to our Grade 5 and 6 students. It was very well received by our students and it was interesting listening to them talk about what the girls had talked about.” Mr Karl Stenning, Echuca South Primary Principal.