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Scientist Q & A

Scientist Q & A

An optional 30-minute discovery session where students can ask their own questions

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! This is a highly open-ended conversation, where student’s questions drive the content presented. As such the topics can include:

  • How do you become a scientist?
  • What do scientists actually do?
  • What opportunities are there for someone who studies science?
  • I want to know about…. (insert topic here!)

Rather than trying to cram these questions into the end of a given workshop, this format allows students to get a deeper understanding of why STEM is so important and how every industry is influenced by discoveries and research. Available as a primary school science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any school around the globe!

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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS014), (ACSIS024) & (ACSIS037)

Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE013), (ACSHE021) & (ACSHE034)

People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022) & (ACSHE035)

Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050) & (ACSHE061)

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051) & (ACSHE062)

Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE081) & (ACSHE098)

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083) & (ACSHE100)

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge (ACSIS053) & (ACSIS064)

With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS231) & (ACSIS232)


Appropriate for Years K to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class. If you have more than 30 students it is likely that not all of the students will have a chance to have their questions answered.

Some prior preparation of the students is ideal; consider running students brainstorm their questions and bring these along to the session.

Access to 1 electrical power socket, a white screen and a whiteboard. If you have a projector in the room this would be handy too!

Chairs are not required.

Duration 30 minutes, set up time 5 minutes and pack up time 5 minutes

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you’d like us to cover.

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$70 GST Free for a 30-minute workshop. This is best run as an addition to one of our school science workshops.

Minimum school visit cost per day is $440 GST Free

Available as an online class anywhere in the world.
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