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Turning Science on it's head

Science Spinners Creative Lab houses a massive group of hands-on science activities presented by Kudos scientists and industry professionals. The Kudos Science Trust launched this project in 2016 as a science engagement programme for Yr 9 & 10 students from low decile Waikato Schools. The purpose; To ignite an interest in Science and STEM through 'real-life' activities and to inform more students about subject choice and career options heading into NCEA.

Since then, the Science Spinners programme has engaged almost 2000 students in nearly 60 different hands-on activities ranging from Food/Ag Tech, Engineering, Environmental, Sport Science to Medical, including Cardio-thoracic and Endocrinology, with the Digital/IT stream - Codehub being added in 2017.

The programme's point of difference is not only that it's 'hands-on' but the range, the number of activities and the level at which they're carried out by scientists and other industry experts. Students complete 15 tasks between the Creative Lab and Codehub, and that's a whole lot of Science going on!!

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