Day two of the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program began with some perplexing questions about how we think we think from Dr Peter Ellerton. Dr Ellerton left the students head-scratching as they questioned what makes information reliable, and how they can use their critical thinking skills over the next 11 days of the program and in their future STEM careers.
"The critical thinking workshop stood out as outstanding, interactive and thought-provoking. The applications of critical thinking across all aspects of our lives, not just STEM, really made me appreciate the way we think, why we think, and not just what we think!"
With their critical thinking skills unlocked, the participants donned their digital lab coats and became biochemists and engineers for the afternoon! Following their teachers for the day, Stuart Kohlhagen (The Science Nomad), and Dr Bianca Warnock, participants questioned how we can see our own reflection, tested the structural limits of Pykrete, and extracted DNA from strawberries and bananas - all from the comfort of their own homes!
Keen to hear more about what the participants got up to? Here's a taste of what unfolded in the first week of the NYSF Year 12 Program: