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SciFest 2014

It is time to start planning for SciFest and National Science Week. The SciFest video conferencing festival is on 4 – 8 August and provides a great lead in to National Science Week 16 – 24 August.  Join in with SciFest and National Science Week to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science.

SciFest showcases science across Australia

SciFest provides an opportunity for your students to connect with exciting science, experts and experiments without leaving your classroom. There will be a variety of activities for students and teachers across the 5 day video conferencing festival. This means there will be something to interest every student.

 

Monday 4 August

SciFest – Museum Secretes Revealed

This video conference provides a glimpse behind the scenes of Australia’s oldest natural history Museum.

Time: 10am

SciFest – Minibeast Magnified

Minibeasts Magnified explores the exciting and diverse world of invertebrates. Students will learn how to identify common groups of invertebrates and why they are important.

Time: 11am

SciFest: Liquid Nitrogen Show – Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases

Find out how solids, liquids and gases change when rapidly heated and cooled. Smash a squash ball! Shrink a balloon instantly! What happens to living things if they are frozen?

Time: 12.00pm

SciFest – Geology Rocks

The Video conference will look at the dynamic earth forming processes. There will be explosive experiments demonstrated including the step by step exploration of the different phases of a volcanic eruption.

Time: 12.30pm

SciFest -Minibeast Magnified

Minibeasts Magnified explores the exciting and diverse world of invertebrates. Students will learn how to identify common groups of invertebrates and why they are important.

Time: 2pm

SciFest: Liquid Nitrogen Show – Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases

Find out how solids, liquids and gases change when rapidly heated and cooled. Smash a squash ball! Shrink a balloon instantly! What happens to living things if they are frozen?

Time: 2.00pm

 

Tuesday 5 August

SciFest: Transport: Past & Present

Have you ever wondered what types of transport zoomed around our streets, railways and skies before motor cars, electric trains and planes? Join the Powerhouse Museum with Finn, their 20th Century transport enthusiast, as he transports you back in time to Sydney in the early 1900s.

Time: 10am

SciFest: Sustainable Solutions Workshop

Put on your eco-designer thinking caps and take part in this hands-on workshop! Learn about ecological footprints and what it means to be sustainable.

Time: 11.30am

SciFest – ANMM Unlocked: Unlock Conservation

With Australian National Maritime Museum unlocked series, go behind the scenes at the museum and direct to our experts. Meet conservator Rebecca Dallwitz who will discuss conservation practices at the museum.

Time: 11.30am

SciFest – Meet the Experts

The Australian Museum is bringing our scientists to you! This is your chance to come face to face with an Australian Museum scientist and ask your questions

Time: 2pm

SciFest: K – 2 Science in Art

Explore chemistry in colourful art creations you can make in your class!
Your class participates in a number of activities as a series of group activities run in class during the video conference.

Time: 2pm

 

Wednesday 6 August

SciFest: For Good Measure: Fun with measurement and standards

What do ‘Peter Piper’ and ‘Jack and Jill’ nursery rhymes have to do with maths and measurement? What are gills, bushels, pecks and the smoot? Find out in this special hands-on maths video conference!

Time: 10am

SciFest – ANMM Unlocked: Unlock Conservation

With Australian National Maritime Museum unlocked series, go behind the scenes at the museum and direct to our experts. Meet conservator Rebecca Dallwitz who will discuss conservation practices at the museum.

Time: 10am

SciFest – Meet the Experts

The Australian Museum is bringing our scientists to you! This is your chance to come face to face with an Australian Museum scientist and ask your questions

Time: 2pm

Scifest: 4 Slimes in 30 minutes – Kitchen Chemistry fun!

4 slimes in 30 minutes…. how could you go wrong! Join Fizzics Education for SciFest as we dive into kitchen chemistry in this fun yet educational workshop

Time: 2pm

 

Thursday 7 August

SciFest: Stars and Planets

Students investigate our Universe and space exploration techniques in this hands-on workshop. What did the big bang really look like? How are the tides formed? Where is Earth in the Solar System?

Time: 9.30am

SciFest – ANMM Unlocked: Unlock Conservation

With Australian National Maritime Museum unlocked series, go behind the scenes at the museum and direct to our experts. Meet conservator Rebecca Dallwitz who will discuss conservation practices at the museum.

Time: 2pm

SciFest – Meet the Experts

The Australian Museum is bringing our scientists to you! This is your chance to come face to face with an Australian Museum scientist and ask your questions

Time: 2pm

Scifest: 4 Slimes in 30 minutes – Kitchen Chemistry fun!

4 slimes in 30 minutes…. how could you go wrong! Join Fizzics Education for SciFest as we dive into kitchen chemistry in this fun yet educational workshop

Time: 2pm

 

Friday 8 August

SciFest – Weather and Pressure

What is air pressure? Why are low and high pressure areas important? How are clouds formed? What is our atmosphere made of anyway?

Time: 9.30am

SciFest – Museum Secretes Revealed

This video conference provides a glimpse behind the scenes of Australia’s oldest natural history Museum.

Time: 10am

SciFest – Minibeast Magnified

Minibeasts Magnified explores the exciting and diverse world of invertebrates. Students will learn how to identify common groups of invertebrates and why they are important.

Time: 11am

SciFest – Weather and Pressure

What is air pressure? Why are low and high pressure areas important? How are clouds formed? What is our atmosphere made of anyway?

Time: 11.30am

SciFest – Fantastic Fungi

Join our Royal Botanic Garden research scientist and explore the important world of fungi from The Royal Botanic Garden and The Australian PlantBank.

Time: 12 noon

SciFest – Geology Rocks

The Video conference will look at the dynamic earth forming processes. There will be explosive experiments demonstrated including the step by step exploration of the different phases of a volcanic eruption.

Time: 12.30pm

SciFest – Minibeast Magnigfied

Minibeasts Magnified explores the exciting and diverse world of invertebrates. Students will learn how to identify common groups of invertebrates and why they are important.

Time: 2pm

SciFest – Weather and Pressure

What is air pressure? Why are low and high pressure areas important? How are clouds formed? What is our atmosphere made of anyway?

Time: 2pm

 

Bookings and topics are available at DART connections. Simply search SciFest to see all the exciting events from organisations across Australia.

 

SciFest event is proudly supported by Virtual Excursions Australia

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