National Science Week School Activities: Queensland Museum Southbank

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National Science Week (NSWk) is one of our biggest celebrations of the year, and 2014 is set to top them all. In the week of Monday 18 August 2014, the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre will host a full program of fun, educational activities and student sessions. There will be something for every age group from Prep through to Year 12, with opportunities for innovative teacher engagement. Spend the whole day exploring the Museum and Sciencentre engaging with scientists, performers and students in free and paid sessions.

What you can expect…

    • Create your own mechanical deep sea diving machine with Meccano in INVENTory
    • From the labs and collection stores to the gallery floors; meet our Scientists and Collection Managers as they bring out specimens from the ‘vault’
    • Come up close and personal with our street performing scientists as they work their way through the Museum crowds wowing you with tricky pocket experiments
    • Be a part of the fun, interactive, educational presentations from local school groups and Scientists from the Queensland Brain Institute
    • Experience the mythology of mermaids with storytelling, costume creation and a fashion parade
    • Reserve your seat for the first ever Queensland live link demonstration of the Synchrotron machine!
    • Take in the Deep Sea creative exhibition on display in the Collector’s Cafe 
    • Discover more in the Discovery Centre with Animal ID. Have you found something in your backyard? Bring in your specimens and work with our Scientists to identify your animal and discover more about its behavior, habitat characteristics and impact

The whole program will be available on this page, on Monday 3 March 2014 so ensure you check back next month as school group booking are essential for all activities.

If you would like to receive an update on NSWk activities once the schedule is live, please email Olivia Muir, Community Engagement Coordinator at olivia.muir@qm.qld.gov.au (07) 3840 7668.