What if you had the legs like a cassowary? What if you could camouflage like a cuttlefish? Let your imagination go wild in this biological exploration of animal adaptations.
Augmented Reality (AR) brings digitally created content into the real world. Embraced by a range of industries, it is changing the way we work, learn and make decisions. In this program, it’s your turn to get creative and bring your ideas to life with AR.
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.
Rocks tell the story of Earth’s history. Become a Geologist and investigate how time shapes and transforms the ever changing landscape in which we live.
Put on your lab coat and become a scientist as you explore physical and chemical changes and solve the mystery substance challenges.
Work as an analytical chemist in monitoring water quality. Use gravimetric analysis, UV-Vis Spectroscopy and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) to analyze water.
This ‘hair raising’ session explores electrical energy in static and circuit form.
Get charged up whilst exploring electricity. Create a range of circuits and see if you can master the 'mouse trap challenge'.
Take on a construction and coding challenge to create a ‘smart’ Lego EV3 SumoBot that will track your opponent and apply sumo-power to win the battle.
Students will use use Micro:Bits to develop basic block coding skills and interact with the world around them using different inputs and outputs.
The landscape of Earth has been formed over millions of years and is under constant change. Some of those changes occur so slowly that you might not even know it is even happening!
Explore the power of earthquakes working as an engineer, seismologist, and geologist. Will you be able to escape the quake?
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.
Spin the turbine! Discover the magic of energy as it continually transforms to power the many aspects of our modern lives.
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.
A brief introduction into flight using experimentation with paper planes. Through investigation and inquiry, we look at what causes lift and steering in planes.
Be a paleontologist for a day whilst you discover fossils from millions of years ago.
Work as a paleoanthropologist to examine 6 hominin skulls and real-life models to determine patterns of evolutionary development.
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.
Maps can show us streets and railways and cities and countries. But they can also show us what we can’t see, what we can only imagine, or how to build something. Become a map-magician!
Join a STEM design or science inquiry challenge within the context of a picture storybook.
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?
Who left all this rubbish here?! It will take no time to clean with Dash! Can you help drive dash to clean up the rubbish?
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.
From powering smart phones to brushing our teeth, almost everything we use is a mineral resource, but do you know where they come from and how we get them?
Bop along with the Jazz Fly as we strike, shake, blow and scrap our journey through the science of sound.
Explore and develop knowledge of visual coding and robotics as they navigate through a dinosaur park.
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.
Quench your thirst for knowledge about all things water in this hands-on exploration of one of our planet's most vital resources.