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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 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.

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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:

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

School Testimonials

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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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!

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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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