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

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QUT also offers a range of primary school workshops.

Primary school workshops

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Science workshops

Identify suspected pest organisms, discover mysterious rock samples, explore energy consumption, produce clean water or investigate forensics in our exciting science workshops.

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Engineering workshops

Build bridges and test physics concepts in different engineering challenges.

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Mathematics workshops

Investigate how features and reproductive patterns of strange creatures determine their chances of survival, use well-loved carnival games to learn about estimation and probability and take command of starships and satellites to explore post-apocalyptic Earth.

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Geography workshops

Explore interconnections between people, places and the environment to build a 3D city.

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Biosecurity: border control

Year level
Year 7
Workshop activities
Students work to identify suspected pest organisms found by border protection officers. The students will use classification keys to identify the pests and make their recommendations to Border Protection Services.
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU111 - Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms.

Crystal clear: effective water filtration for the modern engineer

Year level
Year 7
Workshop activities
Discover how dam water is made safe to drink and delivered to your tap. Students explore treatment techniques to make dirty dam water sparkle. This workshop demonstrates the complexity of water treatment and the role of the water cycle in maintaining life on earth.
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU113 - Mixtures contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques.

Earthquake Factory

Year level
Year 9
Workshop activities
Develop an understanding of the moving tectonic plates and how these produce the topography of our planet. Students actively participate in experiments to measure seismic activity. Demonstrations of global plate boundaries show students how earthquakes are linked to the theory of plate tectonics.
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU180 - The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement.

Successful suspension: bridges that work, and why

Year level
Year 9
Workshop activities
Learn how bridges are designed to cope with loads by building model bridges to investigate how the structures of different types withstand forces. Students are introduced to existing bridge structures to get inspiration for their own bridge designs.

Return to Earth

Year level
Year 9-12
Workshop activities
Sats and Stats is an exciting game of exploration, settlement, science and engineering! Students take command of starships, satellites and research teams to explore a post-apocalyptic Earth, facing terrors and gathering data on their quest to dominate the planet. Multi-level diplomatic and social gameplay will keep students deeply engaged in the plight of the planet, and their collective choices will determine the future of the entire world.

Crime scenes and genes

Year level
Year 10
Workshop activities
Capitalising on current interest in all things forensic, in this workshop students apply biotechnology techniques to solve crimes. Using DNA agarose gel electrophoresis, students match samples from suspects to crime scenes and explore the use of DNA for crime scene analysis.
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU184 - Transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes.