Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Science Experience - Holiday Science for Yr 9 – 10

Contact: Jeannie-Marie LeRoi, UTAS
P: 6226 7477 E: jeanniemarie.leroi@utas.edu.au W: www.scienceexperience.com.au

Locations & dates: Hobart 14-16 January & Launceston 28-30 January 2014
RSVP: 20 December 2013

Intended Audience: Year 9 & 10 students

The Science Experience (formerly the Siemens Science Experience and now the ConocoPhillips Science Experience) is on again this summer break at the University of Tasmania.  This is a national program of hands-on science for students in Year 9 and 10 held annually across Australia.

As part of the three-day program, your students could explore how the brain works, study animal behaviour, undertake a fish dissection, test foods for sugar content, analyse DNA, learn about quarantine issues, solve an engineering challenge, and create 3D computer-generated models - just some examples from the wide range of activities that students have undertaken in past programs.

Each program provides those who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of researchers who love their work. Programs take place in university laboratories and lecture theatres in thirty-three universities around Australia. Participants perform experiments in the university laboratories, meet and hear university lecturers, and experience what it is like to be on a university campus. Programs also provide information about further studies in science, technology and engineering, and highlight the wide range of careers that will allow students to pursue their interest and abilities in the sciences.

The cost is $115 per student to cover expenses associated with running the program.

Students may seek financial sponsorship from a local Rotary Club or other sponsor to meet this cost.

The program is non-residential, but discounted accommodation for families of participants who may need to travel to attend can be organised through the University of Tasmania's Accommodation Services..

Students can apply directly to attend on the Science Experience website.