Programs

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Outreach

Dash

Be a robot controller. Students explore how robots are controlled and take on a range of challenges.

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Onsite

Wind Turbine Design Challenge

How does wind make electricity? Explore turbines through VR then work as an engineer to design and build a wind turbine before visiting Waubra wind farm to get up and close with these amazing structures.

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Seismic Engineering

Earthquakes are devastating natural disasters. Explore earthquakes through VR then work as an engineer to design and build an earthquake proof house using the ‘Engineering Design Process’. You must stay in budget and survive the earthquake simulator.

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Fire
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Fire Ecology

Investigate the role of fire in Woowookarung Regional Park. Head out into the field and gather real time data on the impacts of fire and help build the ESRI database using GIS mapping.

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Water Analysis

Work as an analytical chemist in monitoring water quality. Use gravimetric analysis, UV-Vis Spectroscopy and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) to analyze water.

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Evolution

Observing and measuring various hominins, investigating our own human evolution through accurate life size models and skulls.

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Fuel Cells

Explore how PEM electrolysers and PEM fuel cells work, their current and potential future uses in society while comparing their benefits and costs with other alternative energy sources.

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Picture book STEM

Join a STEM design challenge or science inquiry within the context of a picture storybook. Students will work through the engineering design process or scientific inquiry method relating to the chosen book.

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Man made wonders of the world

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.

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Flight

A brief introduction into flight using experimentation with paper planes. Through investigation and inquiry, we look at what causes lift and steering in planes.

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Fossil hunters

Fossil skeletons and trace evidence allow us to picture what life and creatures from the past may have looked like. Explore what is a fossil and specifically examine what is a trace fossil. Students will be making salt dough fossils.

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Sphero Australis

Explore efficient visual coding to create a repeating pattern then create an aurora by painting with your Sphero robot.

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It’s Electrifying

Get charged up whilst exploring electricity. Create a range of circuits and see if you can master the ‘mouse trap challenge’.

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Mission Mindstorm

Build a smart autonomous rescue robot to help gather intelligence from a collapsed mine. A real life application for robotics using Lego EV3 robots.

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Change Detectives

Put on your lab coat and become a scientist as you explore physical and chemical changes and solve the mystery substance challenges.

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Earthquake Explorers

Explore earthquakes through virtual reality and discover how they relate to tectonic plates. Work as an engineer and a geologist to survive the quake!

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3rd Rock

Use augmented reality to explore our changing earth and create a digital poster to share your discoveries.

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Essential Energy

Work scientifically by creating experiments to explore a range of renewable energies and learn about the impact of fossil fuels on our world.

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Remote

Mapping

Explore how and where maps are used before being challenged to create a map of bedroom, backyard, neighbourhood, schoolyard etc. Students might like to use Minecraft to create a 3D model of space.

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