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Sydney Science Trail

Sydney Science Trail: Education
 National Science Week
August 16 - 20th 2021

Your ticket to Sydney Science Trail: Education gives your students a full day of STEAM programs - one science show, access to the Sydney Science Trail Expo, and one hands-on workshop or panel discussion.

The Primary School programs will be live shortly as we resolve some technical issues.

Click here to download the full program.

Program Details

Street Science Show: The Secret Life of Fuels: Past, Present and Future.  

Join Dr Sharon Palit, renowned Science Communicator and experienced Biofuel researcher as she takes you on a journey through the past, present and into the future of fuels, with this highly explosive presentation. Explore energy transformations and combustion reactions live on stage! Dr Shaz will blow minds and educate as she digs deep into the science of fossil fuels, biofuels and provides a glimpse of what the future of energy may look like for us here in Australia.

 

WORKSHOPS

Bee Hotels presented by Kids Connecting Nature
The Sydney area hosts over 200 amazing native bee species, vital for pollination and ecosystem function. Learn about these amazing pollinators in this engaging presentation and get hands-on in a workshop creating your own bee-hotels for your school. ​

Bush Foods presented by The Royal Botanic Garden
Recent years have seen Australian native foods increase in popularity. In this workshop students will explore different types of plants used and eaten by Aboriginal people including their methods of collection and processing on a tour of the Cadi garden. Students will prepare a simple bush food recipe and have the opportunity to taste a variety of other recipes with bush food ingredients. 

 

PANELS

Women in STEM
Hear from the panel of incredible women in STEM, and their individual journeys that have brought them to where they are today. Follow their amazing research over their careers and get inspired by their work. 

Queer in STEM
This panel will share stories of LGTBQIA+ scientist who have successfully established careers in science while being out to their peers.  

“A Day in the Life” 
What does a scientist actually do all day? Meet our panel of scientists and learn about what their jobs involve, how they got there, and what they do in their spare time. 

Talking about STEM 
Meet our panel of scientists and science communicators who are engaging audiences with STEM in new and exciting ways. We'll discuss why they've pursued these careers and how to engage audiences with important messages. 

STEM Startups
Join our panel of scientists and entrepreneurs as they discuss how science and technology is being used in start-ups that are changing the world.  

 

EXPO

The Sydney Science Trail Expo

Are you ready to be dazzled by ground-breaking discoveries, immersed in the latest technologies and interacting with real-life scientists for STEAM-based experiments and games? Join us for the Sydney Science Trail Expo, where you can meet our diverse line-up of scientists, research organisations and university teams in one location as we celebrate all things science - and beyond. Uncertain about career options? Perhaps you’re more curious about what the future of science will bring. Learning has never been this much fun! Bring your questions and your imagination, and prepare to be amazed. 

SHOWS

Food Science Show presented by Fizzics Education
Specially designed for National Science Week 2021, this fun science show from Fizzics Education makes food science visible and fun! Students will learn about molecular gastronomy and how it is used in food design, how much energy is in food and how it is release, food preservation and how to understand nutrients and healthy choices when it comes to food. 

Plants & Fire show presented by Royal Botanic Garden 
This show will explore why fire is essential for some plants, and harmful for others. We'll also explore how fire management techniques have shaped the Australian bush, and how we can learn from our First Nations people in preventing major fire events and caring for our natural environment. 

Science Show presented by Science Space Wollongong
Bubble, Pop & Smash! Get your lab coats on for an adventure through the wonderful world of liquids, mixtures and changes of state! We will learn why bubbles are so stretchy, what really happens when liquids boil, and why the Sydney Harbour Bridge shrinks on a cold day - plus some explosive experiments with liquid nitrogen. 

 

WORKSHOPS

Bee Hotel presented by Kids Connecting Nature
The Sydney area hosts over 200 amazing native bee species, vital for pollination and ecosystem function. Learn about these amazing pollinators in this engaging presentation and get hands-on in a workshop creating your own bee-hotels for your school. ​

Bush Foods presented by The Royal Botanic Garden
Recent years have seen Australian native foods increase in popularity. In this workshop students will explore different types of plants used and eaten by Aboriginal people including their methods of collection and processing on a tour of the Cadi garden. Students will prepare a simple bush food recipe and have the opportunity to taste a variety of other recipes with bush food ingredients. 

Climate Change presented by the Australian Museum
What does a change in temperature or rainfall mean for our native animals? How does the impact of climate change affect our animals and impact their food chain? How can we learn from First Nations sustainable practices to improve land management and better care for our animals? During this session students will learn about the effects of climate change on Australian animals, explore First Nations sustainable practices, and create a podcast to share their ideas and possible solutions.   

Forensic Science presented by UTS
Who Did It? Calling all junior detectives! Solve a case and get a real taste of Crime Scene Investigation. Learn forensic techniques used by forensic scientists to collect fingerprints, analyse a crime scene, and examine blood splatters.  

Spud-tastic Potato Power presented by Children’s Discovery
Join us in investigating the potential to generate electrical energy using two types of metal and a fruity intermediate. Design and conduct a series of experiments to help us understand the nature of this unique renewable energy source - but will it be enough to power your home? Explore, discover and take home your own spud-powered digital clock! 

 

EXPO

The Sydney Science Trail Expo

Are you ready to be dazzled by ground-breaking discoveries, immersed in the latest technologies and interacting with real-life scientists for STEAM-based experiments and games? Join us for the Sydney Science Trail Expo, where you can meet our diverse line-up of scientists, research organisations and university teams in one location as we celebrate all things science - and beyond. Uncertain about career options? Perhaps you’re more curious about what the future of science will bring. Learning has never been this much fun! Bring your questions and your imagination, and prepare to be amazed.