Information for Teachers

Kickstart program for high school students

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
  • 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 .

Chemical monitoring and management

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.

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: 10am to 12pm and 1 to 3pm.

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

Contact details:

Jeanette Hurst

Dr Jeanette Hurst


Dr Jeanette K Hurst
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney
T: 61 2 9351 3105
F: 61 2 9351 7098

Please check availability for Chemistry workshops.