Information for Teachers

Kickstart program for high school students

student sitting at fume hood

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.

These include:

  • High School Kickstart Chemistry Workshops
  • Workshops for chemistry teachers
  • Chemical questions

Workshops run from May until the end of the year. A calendar of current Chemistry Kickstart Workshop bookings can be found at the bottom of the page. For enquiries please contact Dr Jeanette Hurst on 9351 3105 or .

Chemical monitoring and management

student in lab

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 $27.00 (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.


Places fill up quickly so please register as soon as possible. Register for Kickstart Chemistry.

The workshops are run during Term 2 at the following times:

  • Mondays to Fridays: 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

For further information

For further information about the Kickstart Science Workshops please visit Kickstart Science.

Contact person

Dr Jeanette Hurst


Dr Jeanette K. Hurst

Science Communicator

School of Chemistry

Telephone: +61 2 9351 3105

Facsimile:  +61 2 9351 3329


Please check availability for Chemistry workshops.