SROS Visits Manono Island to Promote Science in Schools

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SROS scientists took the boat ride to Manono Island in the early hours of Wednesday morning to promote Science within the local primary schools.

SROS scientists performed experiments to over 100 students from Salua and Faleu Primary schools.

The experiments showcased the difference in gases using helium balloons, producing carbon dioxide from household goods, and demonstrations of water and air pressure. The students were also taught the importance of safety.

According to a press release, the SROS initiative aims to ignite an interest for Science amongst students.

“Science is not always the student’s choice of subject, so there is a need for us to show and inspire students to see the interesting side of science and how it has changed the world.”

“It is hoped that the demonstration by Samoan scientists would stimulate the natural curiosity in the students mind, understand science better and encourage them to take up science as their career path”.

The Principals and Teachers from Salua and Faleu Primary schools showed their appreciation for the visit.

“We are very thankful for the opportunity and we hope to visit SROSs main office at Nafanua in the near future”.