HUNDREDS of students flocked to Horsham College Science Extravaganza to try their hands on science experiments on Wednesday.
Horsham College head of science faculty Tara Crowe said the event was a medium of introducing students to more science related fields.
"That's part of what the event is, and that's part of bringing Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) and Earth Ed into our schools, to show kids that there is a huge variety of careers for science," she said.
Mrs Crowe said Pscyhology and Biology were the most popular science subjects at the school.
"Chemistry is probably the next one. Physics is a little more specialist, not many kids take it up," she said.
"Most of the kids are into para-medicine, nursing and sports biology. I think that's because they haven't been exposed to the variety of jobs that are out there."
Mrs Crowe said students who opted science subjects for their year 12, were likely to take up careers in science.
About 500 Wimmera VCE students studied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) band subjects in 2017 and 2018.
"The STEM is helping teachers to engage kids more in science and give them hands-on and academic experience," Mrs Crowe said.
Mathematics and Physics teacher Ryan Breeze said Horsham College had about 15 students in each year level, who studied Physics.
"It's slightly less in year 12 as students drop out to study other subjects," he said.
"The year 12 class that I teach, many express strong intentions to go on to study Engineering, Physics or Chemistry. It seems to be a big aspiration. I certainly am aware, that lot of our students go to universities and study Science."
Mr Breeze said many of the Physics classes were male dominated.
"There are very few young girls who take Physics," he said.
Mr Breeze said the subject was likely to be mistaken as difficult, due to its mathematical components, and could be one of the reason why lesser number of students opted for Physics.
"I wish the numbers were more, I wish more girls and young women studied Physics," he said.
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