Secondary Programs

Build a smart autonomous rescue robot to help gather intelligence from a collapsed mine. A real life application for robotics using Lego EV3 robots.
Explore the geological history of one of Ballarat's oldest volcanoes and discover changes over time.
Use augmented reality to explore the earth's structures and process and discover links with natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanoes.
What is a turbine and why are they so important to our lives? Students explore the importance of turbines in electricity generation through hands-on challenges in which they are tasked to build a wind turbine, assemble a hydro-electric turbine and investigate how variables can impact performance.
Explore rocks and minerals and how they apply to industry and to our daily lives. Identify minerals, go core sampling and find your treasure whilst metal detecting.
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.
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.
Work as an analytical chemist in monitoring water quality. Use gravimetric analysis, UV-Vis Spectroscopy and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) to analyze water.
Examine the structure and function of enzymes through the example of amylase
Observing and measuring various hominins, investigating our own human evolution through accurate life size models and skulls.
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.
This session is a brief introduction into geology.
Have a blast in this exciting outreach program! Students will use 21st century problem solving and collaborative skills to design, engineer and launch a water rocket.
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