Spinifex State College Students have been enlightened about technological innovation all the way from Canberra.
The Questacon Smart Skills tour visited Spinifex State College on Wednesday August 14, on tour delivering free in-school inquiry-based workshops to create an awareness of technology, engineering and design thinking among young Australians.
Questacon Smart Skills facilitator Helen Luan said the day was great for students who have an interest in innovation and technology.
"Students will be challenged to solve a series of innovation challenges using simple, everyday materials and objects to build prototypes that can withstand and work with the forces of wind tunnels," Ms Luan said.
Students were even given the chance to work with a wind tunnel workshop.
"During the wind tunnel workshop, students will use Samsung tablets to explore the design process where they think, make, try and refine their ideas as they consider the aerodynamics of different shapes and designs in a wind tunnel simulation app," Ms Luan said.
Developed by Questacon, Smart Skills is a free program that travels regional Australia delivering in-school inquiry-based workshops to create an awareness of technology, engineering and design thinking among young Australians.
The tour will visit 34 schools throughout Queensland.
Smart Skills is a major component of the $14.5 million Questacon Smart Skills Initiative funded by the Australian Government and The Ian Potter Foundation.
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