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Community engagement

Science events, high school outreach activities and resources
Explore the wide range of events and activities run by the Faculty of Science. We’ve got everything from public talks, HSC revision and school activities, to teaching resources.

Public events

Science activities for schools

HSC Revision

Years 7–11


Camden Open Day

A day of activities for years 9 and 10 students

Camden Open Day is a full day program especially designed for high school students in years 9-10 interested in the environment, agriculture, science and veterinary science.

Spectacular Science

For high school students from Years 7 to 11

Students will experience first hand some of the intriguing and important areas scientists are working in and spend a spectacular day submerged in science.

Virtual Visits

Have one of our maths researchers take over your classroom

Book in for a one hour virtual visit from one of our mathematics researchers and discover maths puzzles, career tips and have the chance to ask them anything.

Mega Maths Day

For students in Years 9 and 10

An opportunity to surprise and inspire students with mathematics and showcase the variety of disciplines and careers that require mathematics.

Tea Composition

Researching the living soil - a simple method

You and your students are invited to participate in this practical, real-world research project that evaluates decomposition and its relation to local soil type, properties and environments, using simply, a tea bag.

Unearthing Science

Energise the budding scientists in your Year 9 and 10 students

Introducing rural and regional students to the concept of independent scientific investigation, with a focus on environmental and ecological research.

All years


Dr Karl

A favourite in Australian science

A master of all trades, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is a qualified scientist, doctor and engineer whose fun-loving personality led him to become a well-known author and science communicator.

Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prizes

Video competition for primary and secondary school students

Become the next generation of Dr Karl and Adam Spencer by telling a scientific story.

Museums, theatres and galleries

History buffs and culture connoisseurs are spoiled for choice

Mad for mummies? Intrigued by invertebrates? Or just plain preoccupied with performance? We offer the best in international and local culture and history.

International Science School

2019 applications are now closed

Every two years the ISS gathers 140 top science students from Australia and overseas for a two-week residential program of talks by world-renowned scientists, laboratory tours, hands-on activities and social events.

Book a school visit

Help your students discover more about the University of Sydney

Our student ambassadors are available to visit schools in the Sydney metropolitan area and share their insights and experiences with your students.

Paper Planes

Making science fun, one fold at a time

An exciting hands-on curriculum aligned educational paper plane extravaganza.

Teacher resources