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Primary school workshops

Earth under the microscope

Year level
Year 4
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU075 - Earth's surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity.
Workshop activities
Students investigate how rocks and soils change as a result of natural processes. Students examin samples using microscopes and test rocks and soils to learn more about their characteristics.

Adaptations

Year level
Year 5
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU043 - Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.
Workshop activities
Students use microscopes to investigate features of plants and animals that help them adapt to their environment.

What's in stuff?

Year level
Year 6
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU095 - Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting.
Workshop activities
This chemistry workshop is designed to get students thinking about chemical and physical changes. Students make sherbert to investigate the ingredients that make it fizz, make glue from milk, and test for acids and bases.

The case of the Dudesville bank robbery

Year level
Year 6
Curriculum alignment
ACSHE100 - Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples' lives.
Workshop activities
Students become forensic detectives for the day when they investigate a fictitious bank robbery. They will get to use microscopes and scientific techniques to analyse all the evidence from the scene of the crime.

Investigating electrical energy

Year level
Year 6
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU097 - Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity
Workshop activities
This workshop is designed to give students hands-on experience in building and testing electrical circuits. Students use 'clip circuit' kits, which are safe and easy to use.

Alternative energy

Year level
Year 6
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU097 - Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricty.
Workshop activities
This workshop discusses the different types of alternative energy available, and how they are used to generate power. Students use solar panels and wind sails to investigate how different environmental variables affect energy output.

Microscopy: the playground uncovered

Only available in August to celebrate National Science Week.

Year level
Prep - Year 3
Workshop activities
Explore and discover what lies in and under the playground. Designed to stimulate enquiring minds and show that there is more than meets the eye to everyday things.

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Our curriculum-aligned workshops are delivered by QUT students studying in science, engineering, mathematics and technology.

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