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Light rail’s free science teaching resource

Friday, September 06, 2013

Minister for Education, Training and Employment, The Honourable John-Paul Langbroek

Friday, September 06, 2013

Primary school students can now gain a unique insight into science and engineering after the launch of the Gold Coast Light Rail Science resources.

Jointly developed by GoldLinQ and Benowa State School, the resources consist of nine online lessons.

Minister for Education, Training and Employment John Paul Langbroek said the resources were developed with the help of Benowa State School teachers for students to experience science.

“The Gold Coast Light Rail Science resources are a unique example of innovation and partnership between local industries and schools to develop material on everyday examples of science,” Mr Langbroek said.

“Not only will they be freely available and based on the Australian Schools Science Curriculum, students will be able to experience the application of science in their community.

“The students hosting the episodes interviewed light rail engineers as well as environmental and rail experts to learn about science principles.

“It is exciting that students locally and across the nation will be able to use the light rail project as part of their education as it is such a visual, developing part of the Gold Coast.”

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