News

Science In The City 2011


25 August 2011

During the 2011 National Science Week, Compass support the attendance of more than 750 students from our partner schools at Science in the City which is undertaken by the University in partnership with the Australian Museum. Students from Yagoona, Athelstane, Wilkins, Revesby South and Panania public schools along with Marrickville, Fairfield High School, Marrickville IEC and Kogarah IEC attended the educational fun-filled event.

Students participated in the science workshops, educational talks and interactive whiz bang shows. Students participated in a range of scientific experiences from Cosmodome - 3D The Earth's Wild Ride, Volcano Explosion, The Human Body, Hot Rocks and Electric Circuits. From all accounts students had a great day and enjoyed the interactive activities.

For all the primary school students that that attended Science in the City a post lesson will be provided by Compass at their school. During the lesson, students are given the opportunity to reflect positively on their science experience and make links to higher education. Generally these sessions are facilitated by University staff or student volunteers.

Schools can book their lesson facilitated by University of Sydney student volunteers by using the Compass Activity booking form.