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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 high school workshops.

High school workshops

Earth under the microscope

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

Waste free world

Year level
Year 4 - 6
Workshop activities
Students participate in a discussion about waste and the environment. They then create their own innovations on how to tackle this global issue. The workshop takes place in two sessions booked at least two weeks apart with in-class work required between sessions.
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU073 - Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive.
ACSSU094 - The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment.

Adaptations

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

The case of the Dudesville bank robbery

Year level
Year 5
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.
Curriculum alignment
ACSHE083 - Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples' lives.

Toy Lab

Year level
Year 6
Workshop activities
This chemistry workshop is designed to get students thinking about chemical and physical changes. Students make lava lamps and bouncy balls to investigate chemical reactions (formerly What's In Stuff).
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU095 - Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting.

Harnessing energy

Year level
Year 6
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 turbines to investigate how different environmental variables affect energy output.
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU097 - Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity.

Investigating electrical energy

Year level
Year 6
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.
Curriculum alignment
ACSSU097 - Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity.