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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.


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.



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.

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

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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.

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Frequently asked questions


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.


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.


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

Programs Officer