Welcome to the world of augmented reality (AR), where you can see what you may look like in 50 years, translate foreign languages at the click of a button, try before you buy furniture, clothes, and makeup from the comfort of your own home and even catch Pikachu in your neighbours’ yard. Now it’s your turn to go behind the scenes in AR creation!
Enjoy working as a palaeontologist - dig up the past and enter the age of dinosaurs! Discover how fossils are used to inform us about how dinosaurs survived and adapted for over 174 million years.
We use energy every day to make life easier, from boiling the kettle to turning on the lights and travelling to school or work. Explore energy systems and their impacts on our environment.
Students will explore why the ocean water looks blue by learning about light - how it travels and how we see colours of objects. They will observe some experiments with water and light and will be challenged to explore light by completing their own experiments using the scientific inquiry process of prediction, observation and explanation.
Explore key Australian and world man-made landmarks to identify key features. Students will be challenged to ‘design and build their own man-made wonder’ using materials found around the house or online platforms such as Minecraft or Lego Digital Designer.
Our dynamic planet is under constant change. From the islands of Hawaii, Australia’s Cosgrove Track to the San Andreas Fault we face the imminent challenge to adapt to the power of the convection currents that push the crust below our feet. Get ready for an engineering challenge of seismic proportions!
Energy is all around and continually transforms to power the many aspects of our modern lives, but how long can we continue to generate the majority of our energy using non-renewable sources? What are the ongoing effects of our energy generation and energy consumption? What will the future of energy look like?
Reach to the moon and back in this exciting outreach program! Students will have a blast using 21st century problem solving and collaborative skills to design, engineer and launch their very own bottle rocket.
Curiosity and wanting to make sense of the world around us come naturally to young kids. The STEM Academy program offers students the opportunity to explore the world through a STEM-based lens.