Students at Hastings Secondary College and Wauchope High have been exploring the science behind modern technologies during Science Week.
From bees to machines, students showed off their new-found knowledge to other students and community members at a Science Fair on August 12, at Panthers, Port Macquarie.
Jayme Reid, head of science at Wauchope High, said it was a wonderful opportunity for students to come together.
"We love participating in the Science Fair with Hastings Secondary College because it is a chance for our students to come together and learn from each other," Mr Reid said.
"Year eight students have explored science and technology throughout history and our year 10 students are showing their individual research projects.
"We also have primary school students from across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region come to see what our students have produced. So it is all a lot of fun."
Jayda Mola from Wauchope High said her group wanted to explore the history of corsets.
"Corsets are such an interesting item of clothing and we really wanted to understand the impact they have had on the human body," Jayda said.
"They are pretty unique and when you look at lots of different corsets lined up next to each other they really have changed over time."
Hastings Secondary College's Fiona Irving said giving students the opportunity to present their work to the community and to other students was always valuable.
"All the students have done a great job this year and looking at all the projects there is a wide range of topics covered," Ms Irving said.
"In year eight it is about group work and learning together and then the year 10 students are showing their individual projects.
"For the students, being able to see what other students are doing is so valuable because it gets them out of their own classrooms.
"This is especially important in year 10 as these students are about to start their HSC and will be competing with students all over the state, not just in their school."
Millie Davies from Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus said her project with Ellen Nicholson was about exploring pianos.
"You might not think pianos have changed much over time but the tradition pianos are very heavy whereas electric keyboards get the same sound but are a lot cheaper to create," Millie said.