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Digital Microscopy

Learn to why scientists use microscopes,
the biology of microbes and
how to create biological drawings

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Hands-on Biology Lab

An interactive hands-on science workshop for primary school where students get to look at all sorts of things up close! We can structure this interactive workshop around microbes and their structures should your class be studying this topic; otherwise students can rotate in pairs or threes around the 10 digital microscopes to observe:

  • your students' own hair and skin
  • leaves, flowers, stems, algae, seaweed
  • feathers, scales
  • coca cola, coffee and tea stains
  • nylon, polyester, acrylic, silk, foam and wool
  • insect legs, abdomen and wings
  • fungus, beans, rice
  • microfilm, newspaper and magazine clipping + much more!

We discuss why the observed structures are present with the students sketching and labeling their specimens. Often the excitement builds through the workshop as the students realise there is much more than meets the eye. Even seemingly mundane objects having amazing qualities under the microscope!

This engaging science workshop offers primary science students a chance to be introduced to microscopes in a fun atmosphere. 

What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Lots of hands on activities and great presentations. The activities were appropriate for the levels of students and showed that science is fun 

Enngonia Public School; K to 6 Technology Camp


Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect people's lives (ACSHE100).
  • Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217).
  • Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS055).
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Multigrain bread under a digital microscope

NSW Science Syllabus Content

A student:
  • describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features (ST2-10LW).
  • recognises the importance and relevance of science and technology in their lives now and for their future (ST3-3VA).

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions


  • Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class
  • 10 Tables arranged around a room
  • Chairs are not required
  • Access to 2 electrical power sockets
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes


  • $390 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop
  • $480 inc. GST for a 90 minute workshop
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day
  • In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!
Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school. 

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We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.

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Classroom biology resources
Giant algae by Giant Microbes!

microbe algae
  • Use to talk about algal blooms
  • Many more Giant microbes online!

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Microscope slides (pkt 50)

glass microscope slide packet
  • Create your own microscope slides
  • Now, what will students investigate?

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Giant red blood cell plush toy

Giant microbe red blood cell
  • Use for discussing blood analysis
  • Its very cute too!

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Teacher favourite: Chem mug!

mug periodic table
  • Ok, we're just having fun here :)
  • Show your love of science!

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Over 100+ Free Online Science Experiments!

  • Fun science experiments that you can do at class or home! 
  • Use for science projects or lesson plans.
  • Step by step instructions make each science experiment fun, safe, cheap and easy to make.
  • There are also links to good science websites, so teachers, parents and students can use this section as an online science resource. 
  • Of course, the science experiments are highly engaging for all kids! 
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1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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