Kickstart Physics on the Road

Kickstart on the Road has returned to Sydney after a very successful program for 2013. We visited Tamworth, Broken Hill, Parkes and Wagga Wagga in June and July. We took 9 student demonstrators with us as well as the Biology Science communication team as well. We saw some great and enthusiastic students and had outstanding feedback from them and their teachers.

We had excellent exposure for the School of Physics and a whole lot of fun. Next year we'll be back on the road again with more experiments and more opportunities to extend the influence of the School of Physics to regional areas in NSW. The Kickstart on the Road program is continually developing and will further target learning outcomes, syllabus content and skills.

Full details of the Physics modules in each workshop are on the Kickstart Physics Home Page.
Similarly for the Kickstart Biology modules.

Visit the Kickstart photo gallery for some pictures of previous regional trips and other events.

Dates for 2013

  • This year, Kickstart on the Road is bringing Physics and Biology workshops to Tamworth, Broken Hill, Parkes and Wagga Wagga
  • Tamworth: Monday June 17 and Tuesday June 19
    Location: Peel High School
  • Broken Hill: During Education Week Jun 26-28
    Location: Broken Hill High School
  • Parkes: Monday July 22 and Tuesday July 23
    Location: Parkes High School
  • Wagga Wagga: Thursday July 25 and Friday July 26
    Location: Wagga Wagga Christian College


  Time Activity Cost per student (incl. GST)
Session 1 9:00am - 11:30am

Kickstart workshop 1

Physics: From Ideas to implementation  

Physics: Year 11            

Biology: Blueprint of life

Session 2 12:00pm - 12:45pm           

Kickstart Lecture

Physics: Space

Biology: Search for a better health

Session 3 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Kickstart workshop 2

Physics: Motors and Generators

Biology: Communication


The program is repeated each day, so you only need to book in to one of the two dates on offer.

You can tailor the day to suit your class’ needs.

A standard day incorporates a morning and an afternoon workshop, with a lunchtime lecture, amounting to $65 per student. There is no charge for teachers, and no minimum class size. Booking details are below.

The year 11 Physics students are invited to stay for the Space lecture and the afternoon Motors and Generators session. There is no Year 11 program for Biology students

After your Kickstart session a tax invoice will be sent to you. You can pay by cheque or credit card. Cash is not accepted.

Community exhibitions

In addition to the Workshops and lectures, Kickstart on the Road will be hosting public exhibitions for the community to get involved. This is chance for the parents, teachers and other community members to also benefit from the visit. Amongst the invited will be local interest groups, business leaders and local government representatives.

The community exhibitions will be held from 6pm - 9pm with the following details:

  • Tamworth public exhibition
    Date: Tuesday June 18
    Time: 6-8pm
    Location: Peel High School
  • Parkes public exhibition
    Date: Tuesday July 23 at the
    Time: 6-8pm
    Location: Parkes Radio Telescope visitors Centre
  • Wagga Wagga public exhibition
    Date: Friday July 26
    Location: Wagga Wagga Christian College

Students must wear closed footwear in order to participate in the workshops, and long hair should be tied back. Full safety information about Kickstart Workshops is found in our risk assessment forms.

More info can be found on the Kickstart Home Page and in the Kickstart FAQs.


Kickstart on the Road bookings for 2013 are open through the Online booking form.

email us:
Your contact details, (school name, address, phone and fax)
Number of students.
The day on which you would like to attend.

Dan and the Meissner effect


The Widening Participation Grant, which is generated from the University's Social Inclusion Unit, will keep the Kickstart on the Road program running for another year - a good outcome not only for the Schools of Physics, Biology and Agriculture, but also for regional students.

Contact us

Kickstart Physics is co-ordinated by Tom Gordon.
Phone: 9351 3201

You can also contact , School Programs Coordinator, Division of Natural Sciences if you are interested in finding out more about this exciting science opportunity and to make a booking.