Virtual science excursions for schools | Fizzics Education

Video Conference

Video Conference

Highly interactive lessons!

To support student engagement we send you a list of inexpensive materials to pick up at your local shops prior to the day plus guide these science experiments from our location. To make sure your unit of work is covered we also send pre-workshop and post-workshop lessons to you plus you can use the >100 free science experiments on our website to support STEM in your school, library or museum!

In 2014 our Director completed a Churchill Fellowship on best practice in science education via video conferencing. You can apply the findings in your own classroom by downloading the report “Best Practice in Science Education via Video Conference” here. Ben is also on the leadership team for ISTE Interactive Video Conferencing network and a founding member of Virtual Excursions Australia.

The provision of video conference excursions is highly cost effective for remote and regional schools due to the reduction in embedded travel and accommodation costs normally associated with an in-school visit. Treat a video conference like any other excursion; parent permission slips are still needed and we still need to organise the booking date and time with you as per any other school visit. Please be aware of timezones and dates on booking!

 

Free date and timezone converter

Video conference presentations available worldwide.

Prices quoted below guarantee a 1:1 connection between your class and us in Australia.
Simply arrange a date and time for the workshop with us, just like a normal school excursion!
For open bookings where there may be up to 5 other classes at the same time the cost per class reduces to $110 inc. GST (eg through DART Connections).

International rates for USA, Canada and England are between $150 and $195 inc. GST for 1:1 connections only (see Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration).

Chemistry Show
  • Ages 8 to 15
  • 60 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Create a Buzz!
  • Ages 8 to 15
  • 60 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Digital Microscopy
  • Ages 8 to 12
  • 60 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Flight or Weather
  • Ages 8 to 15
  • 60 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Geology Rocks!
  • Ages 8 to 12
  • 60 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Hot & Cold Workshop
  • Ages 5 to 12
  • 60 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Lego Robotics
  • Ages 8 and up
  • 60 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Light & Colour
  • Ages 6 to 15
  • 45 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Liquid Nitrogen Show
  • Ages 8 to 15
  • 45 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Human Body
  • Ages 8 to 12
  • 60 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Science of Sound
  • Ages 6 to 15
  • 45 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Stars & Planets
  • Ages 8 to 15
  • 60 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST
Renewable Energy
  • Ages 8 to 15
  • 45 minutes
  • 30 students (suggested max)
  • $150 inc. GST

***Ensure learning outcomes***

Free 30 minute video conference with >3 booked primary or secondary incursion workshops at your school. Use for revision or to discuss more science!

Requirements to connect virtually

There are number of ways to join us in a video conference science excursion.
The easiest way is to simply contact us and book in a timeslot that fits our shared schedules.
This external link can help with working out time zone differences.

All we need are the following requirements:

Web conference (no H.323 VC hardware on site)
  • A desktop computer or smart tablet connected to a data projector, interactive whiteboard or TV
  • Once the date & time is arranged we will send you simple connection instructions (one click & you’re in!)
  • We can handle up to 25 separate computers connected at once if needed!
  • A date and time you wish to book (please be aware of time zones to Sydney)
Video conference (you have H.323 VC hardware on site)
  • Your IP address (also known as the ‘dial in’ number)
  • A virtual meeting room (VMR) number if available. Often a virtual excursion doesn’t need this.
  • We support conferences between 384kbps and 1980kbps and can bridge 3 sites at once if needed
  • A date and time you wish to book (please be aware of time zones to Sydney)

Contact us or speak with IT support or your distance learning officer if you need help in setting up a video conference excursion with us!

Australia: Call 1300 856 828email us or see DART NSW.
Overseas: Call +612 9674 2191, email us or see Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration

Otherwise, for NSW public schools we have scheduled a number of science events through DART Connections, a NSW Department of Education and Communities Unit that provides support for NSW public schools to access video conferences. Bookings for these particular dates must be arranged through DART Connections.

If you’re an Australian independent school or a school outside the NSW public school system we can connect directly to you without a 3rd party.

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