Backyard Science Program

During Term 4, the NCNS Youth team’s after school activity was Backyard Science, a hands on, fun filled program using everyday materials to create exciting experiments.

The aim was to create easy, and inexpensive experiments that young people will be able to take and pass onto their friends, siblings and family members.

The great thing about these experiments, is that it gets young people curious about the way things work without even noticing that they are learning!

The favourite experiment of the program was the Walk on Water experiment. You would not believe how many packets of corn-starch went into this experiment! All you need is numerous packets of corn-starch, water and a large plastic tub.

NCNS Youth Workers, Sami & Joe, along with youth were amazed by the way that the corn-starch mixed with water could act like a liquid or as a solid, changing according to pressure or agitation.

The more pressure applied to the mixture, the more solid it felt, hence why youth could jump into the water, as if they were walking on water. With less pressure, the mixture was more like quicksand!

All the young people had a brilliant time during this program. NCNS Youth Workers were really impressed by the way youth worked together to perform the experiments. Everyone was able to have a laugh.

Sami & Joe would like to sayThank you to all of the young people who participated in NCNS Youth Programs in 2018. We enjoyed every minute!”

The Term 1 2019 NCNS Youth after school activity will be ‘Chill Zone’ with various activities from board games and movies to outdoor activities. Free snacks and drinks provided.

For more information contact our Youth Team on Joe 0417 498 918 or Sami 0408 586 797.

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