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Digital Microscopy

Digital Microscopy

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

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 labelling 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.

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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).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content A student:

ST2-4LW-S
compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

ST2-1WS-S
questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

ST2-2DP-T
selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST3-1WS-S
plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

ST3-2DP-T
plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)

Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (VCSSU060)

Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies (VCSIS067)

Use a range of methods including tables and column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (VCSIS069)

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)

Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to record, represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data (VCSIS085)

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School Testimonials

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Enngonia Public School

Lots of hands on activities and great presentations. The activities were appropriate for the levels of students and showed that science is fun

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Requirements

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

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and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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Cost

$420 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop

$490 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop

Minimum school science visit cost is $490 inc. GST per day

Find out about offers & discounts here!

In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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Extension Ideas!

Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

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! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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