Science Unleashed - Primary school students joined in the Science Festival

10 September 2013

Primary school students at Science Unleashed

Students from Wilkins, Revesby South, Panania and Condell Park Public School through the Compass Program joined in the Science Unleashed Festival at the Australian Museum in August. School students immersed themselves in a day full of hands-on science activities, talks, shows and workshops.

More than 260 students participated in activities such as: Unbelievabubbles, Big Bang Science Expo, Natural Phenomena and Energy and CSI Worlds. They also had a chance to walk through the Skeletons, Dinosaurs Gallery and surprise encounters with some exotic animals. Students were fascinated with the wonderful world of science and learned many interesting discoveries.

Students at Science Unleashed

Following the visit Compass staff and volunteers took the time to visit students in their classroom for a follow up lesson as part of the Compass 3 Phase program. Students gave a very warm welcome to Compass volunteers and enthusiastically shared their experiences. The class also took the opportunity to ask many questions about studying science at university and continued discussions about higher education options. A teacher from Panania PS commented, "It was a great follow up to the museum visit. It allows students to make the connection from the museum (experience) to University studies"

Compass would like to thank Revesby South PS, Panania PS and Condell Park PS for their collaboration in organizing the follow up visit. We also would like to thank Steph Clews and Hannah John for volunteering with much enthusiasm.

Students at Science Unleashed

Interested in science and want to learn more? Visit Enquiring Minds and meet university academics sharing their knowledge in science. Enquiring Mind series is produced for primary school students and encourages students to develop their interests and hobbies into careers through university study.