Singleton Heights annual reading garden a 'scientific sucsess'

Singleton Heights Public School have taken a trip in Mrs Faustini's time machine to her science themed reading garden.

With potions and lotions, dinosaur bones, a floating solar system, a skeleton, a tick-tocking time machine and more there is plenty to touch, see, smell and 'blow up' in the garden across two weeks.

FRIENDS: Shaun Thomas-Foster and Dexter Sampson exploring the reading garden.

FRIENDS: Shaun Thomas-Foster and Dexter Sampson exploring the reading garden.

Students part of the Reading Enrichment Program have been having their lessons in the garden and classes have also had mini incursions down to the reading garden to read, learn and experiment.

Michelle Faustini and the students have been reading science based books on astronomy, the human body, plants, animals, chemistry and dinosaurs to question and make connections and participate in activities related to science.

They have also been doing small experiments such as the classic 'mentos coke explosion'.

"The kids absolutely love it, the second they see the black curtain going up they start getting excited because they know what time of year it is!" says Community Liaison Officer Alison Dagg.

The students were given five hints leading up to the opening of the garden as to what the theme was.

The Reading Garden will be open for view for parents, carers and community members at the following times:

  • Monday May 27 8:40am
  • Wednesday May 29 8:40am
  • Thursday May 30 1:10pm