information for teachers: kickstart chemistry
The Chemistry School is actively committed to maintaining and expanding its links with High School and TAFE teachers throughout New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory. Dr Jeanette Hurst is in charge of coordinating and expanding the ways we can be of assistance to school teachers.
Workshops for chemistry teachers
School visit by a staff member
Workshops run from June to the school holidays in July. A calendar of current Chemistry Kickstart Workshop bookings can be found at the bottom of the page. For email enquiries contact Dr Jeanette Hurst.
In these workshops we do experiments from the Chemical Monitoring and Management topic. There is also a choice of some experiments from the optional topics:
- Industrial chemistry
- Forensic chemistry
- Shipwrecks, corrosion and salvation
The students participate in a series of hands-on experiments and instrumental demonstrations.
Each year we have been running these for about 100 schools (1500 students).
The workshop takes approximately 2 hours. The cost is $25.00 (plus GST) per student. We have a minimum of 15 students per session and a maximum of 40.
The hazard assessment sheets for all the experiments can be found here.
Details on how to register
Places fill up quickly so please register as soon as possible. Please use this link to register for Kickstart Chemistry.
The workshops are run during Term 2 at the following times Mondays to Fridays: 10.00am to 12 noon and 1.00pm to 3.00pm.