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Kickstart Science

A workshop for HSC science students
Kickstart workshops give HSC students a chance to do experiments and demonstrations of key ideas in the syllabus that are difficult to do in the classroom.

Workshops

Designed to meet the demand expressed by science teachers in response to changes to the NSW HSC Science syllabus, these workshops cover experiments that require equipment or expertise in areas that many schools may not be able to provide.

Duration: All workshops run for 2-3 hours

Class size: Minimum class size of 15 students for Biology and Chemistry. Physics has a minimum of 8 students. If your class size is smaller than this, please contact us.

Cost: $29.70/student (inc GST)

Regional tour

Kickstart on the Road brings our workshops to towns in regional Australia such as Armidale, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour. Stay tuned for the 2019 event dates and locations.

Kickstart on the Road Dubbo
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday 12, 13 March 2019, Term 1 Week 7
Venue: Dubbo College Senior Campus

Disciplines available: 
Biology registration
Physics registration

For more information or if you have trouble registering, please contact science.kickstart@sydney.edu.au

Subjects


Physics

Our physics workshops cover many points of the HSC syllabus overseen by your own dynamic tutor, all in a real physics lab in the historic Physics Building at the University of Sydney.

Kickstart Physics will be running new and updated workshop for Year 11 and Year 12 students in 2019. Our workshops will reflect new experiments and content in the syllabus together with some of our old favourites.  Kickstart will also be offering day long Depth  Study workshops for you to bring your students to in order to cover some skills, content, experiments and knowledge.

You can still register your classes for our current workshop modules for Term 4 2018. The flexibility of our “Combination of Modules” choice lets you mix-and-match up to 5 of our experiments to make your Kickstart workshop as engaging and relevant as possible.

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Chemistry

In our chemistry workshops students will undertake many hands-on experiments using analytical instruments and chemicals not readily available to high schools.

To address the new 2019 HSC syllabus content, our workshop content has been updated for Term 4, 2018 and further new content will be made available from 2019 onwards. This new content will include Depth Studies content. More information will be provided closer to the end of the year.

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Biology

Enhance the HSC biology syllabus with a workshop that is totally hands-on and features real specimens that the students can see and touch - living plants and animals, preserved museum specimens and fresh tissue for dissection.

To address the new 2019 HSC syllabus content, our workshop content has been updated for Term 4, 2018 and further new content will be made available from 2019 onwards. This new content will include Depth Studies content. More information will be provided closer to the end of the year.

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Frequently asked questions

Chemistry

Yes. The core module, Chemical Monitoring and Management, can be combined with any of the experiments in the Industrial Chemistry, Shipwrecks, Corrosion and Salvation or Forensic Chemistry optional topics in one two hour session.

Physics

Yes. You can choose any five experiments from any of the core modules or options workshops we have in one two and half hour session.

Biology

No. You can only do one module per 2.5 hour session. But you can fit two sessions in a day.

No, all workshop materials will be provided. Please have your students bring a pen and a calculator.

No bus parking is available on campus. See the Driving and Parking section of the University website for more information.

Most school groups come on the train - it's a 30 minute walk from Redfern Station, and 5-10 minutes walk from City Rd. Also many buses pass the University along Parramatta Rd or City Rd. From the Parramatta Rd bus stop it is a 5 minute walk. See the Public Transport section of the University website for more information.

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Caitlin Fisher

School Programs Officer