Science Experiences 2019
Designing Medications for the Future!Pharmacy, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about how drugs work and design their own model drug and name it.
Level Up - Science of Game DesignCoder College
Learn how games are designed and create your very own level as part of a larger platformer game created as part of FOBI.
Get Creative with MATHSMathematics, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania
Navigate your way around a mobius strip, try your hand at building a hexaflexagon, see if you have what it takes to outwit a mathematician!
The World Under Our FeetTasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania
Feel, smell and see how a healthy soil structure is vital to sustaining life.
Photo credit: ID 140121795 © Denis Trofimov | Dreamstime.com
Brilliant Biological Sciences: Beetles, bones and botanyBiological Sciences and CABAH, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania
From plant cells to mega fauna, join us to learn about some current research on Tasmanian animals and plants.
Photo credit: Tessa Smith
Treasure hunting in our lake with GPSHydro Tasmania
Discover what satellites, space missions and GPS have in common, find our 'treasure' using GPS and construct a model satellite.
Photo credit: Hydro Tasmania
Growing plants on the moon?TasWater
Visit the TasWater display and make your own biosphere. See the water cycle in action!
Photo credit: TasWater
Hobart HackerspaceHobart Hackerspace Inc
Learning new ways to use old and new technology in different ways.
Marine Discovery CentreMarine Discovery Centre
Touch tank with live animals; view plankton under microscopes; introduced marine pest species; remotely operated underwater vehicles.
Photo credit: Chloe Simons
Fishy ScienceDepartment of Primary Industry, Water and Environment
Marine educational display promoting sustainable recreational fishing practices, including fish dissection to explain science behind rules.
Photo credit: DPIPWE
Urchin pest Virtual RealityInstitute for Marine & Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
Using VR headsets and other materials to tell the story of invasive long-spined sea urchins damaging reef life off Tasmania's East Coast.
Photo credit: IMAS
Shaping and mapping the earth with drones and magic sandGeography and Spatial Sciences, School of Technology, Environment and Design, University of Tasmania
Fly our mini-drones or shape the earth in our digital sandpit as a means for thinking through big environmental challenges.
Photo credit: Terraluma
UTAS MotorsportUniversity of Tasmania, UTAS Motorsport
Meet the team who designed and built the 2018 electric race car and discover what goes into the engineering of a race car.
Photo credit: Caleb
TasNetworks STEAM ChallengesTasNetworks
Construct your own transmission towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows or build an electricity network using snap together circuits!
Photo credit: TasNetworks
Secrets of the SeafloorMarine National Facility, CSIRO
Australia has the third biggest marine territory on Earth, but only around 25% of our seafloor has been mapped. Find out how our research vessel Investigator helps uncover what’s down there, from shipwrecks to under-sea volcanoes.
Photo credit: CSIRO
Make Science TinyMake Science Fun
Have you heard of Tiny Cooking? Well, come and find out about Tiny Science! Fun science demonstrations with teeny, tiny equipment.
Marine National Facility
All aspects of marine science: Oceanography, Biology, Geoscience & Atmospheric sciences
Photo credit: Owen Foley
Fungi - life's great recycler, connector and bio-inspirerCity of Hobart
Explore beneath the forest floor and discover a subterranean social network of fungi.
Photo credit: Rob Armstrong
Cats, Friends and Foe of our Environment and CommunitiesTen Lives Cat Centre
Discover how STEM helps us learn and address the impact cats have on our wildlife and communities.
That is not a stick!Nature. Be in it.
Create something new from something outside. Use your imagination and learn the art of whittling to carve and create!
Photo credit: Kara Spence
The science of tasteMONA/24 Carrot Gardens
Put your tongue to the
test to explore why plants make flavours and how we perceive them with our
Credit: Jesse Hunniford
The Tasmanian Albatross FundThe Tasmanian Albatross Fund
Learn what brave
scientists are doing to conserve Tassie’s very own Shy Albatross!
Credit: Kris Carlyon
A-Lab Technologies taking you to the Moon!Peter Underwood Centre
Participants will use
A-Lab technologies including VR, robots and green screen to investigate space science.
Credit: Peter Underwood Centre
Polymers are everywhere!The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Tasmanian Branch
everywhere! In your devices, in your kitchens, in your bedrooms, everywhere!
But what are they? How can we use them?
TMAG’s Missions into DarknessTasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
From the ocean’s depths
to the forest at night, TMAG’s scientists discover hidden secrets.
Come and blow our minds!Aurora Energy & Goldwind
Aurora and Goldwind will present an interactive demonstration of how wind energy is created using model wind turbines.Credit: Goldwind and Aurora Energy
Innovating for the futureEngineers Australia
Create it - Everyone can be an engineer. If anything is possible and you had unlimited time, money, help, and skill, what would you engineer?
Photo credit: Chris Barbalis on Unsplash
Data in the Wild: Innovation in the observation and analysis of the environmentICT, School of Technology, Environments and Design, University of Tasmania
Learn how UAVs and
sophisticated audio and image analyses are being used to enhance understanding
of Tasmania's natural environments
Credit: University of Tasmania
HEAT - Home Energy Audit ToolkitCity of Hobart
The City of Hobart Climate Change Team will demonstrate how to reduce your energy use in your home with a specialised toolkit.
Photo credit: City of Hobart
Physical and Biological SciencesDominic College
Demonstration of project-based education along with interactive activities.
Photo credit: Louis Reed on Upsplash
Tasmanian Model Solar Challenge
Come and learn a little bit more about the School Solar Challenge and get hands-on with these miniature solar powered vehicles.
Photo credit: TMSC
University of Tasmania, Menzies Institute for Medical ResearchMenzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Take a close-up look at how the human body works and learn something you didn't know before about the health of the Tasmanian population.
Photo credit: Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Sourcing metals for future technology from wasteEarth Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania
Explore how we may be able to recover metals for future technology from mining and industrial waste.
Photo credit: Jonny Caspari on Unsplash
Rock around Australia: Explore the 3D Virtual Library of Australia's GeologyEarth Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania
Explore the Australia’s iconic rocks cliffs and fossils
using virtual glasses
Photo credit: Cody Board on Unsplash
Remote controlled and autonomous robotsUTAS Robotics, University of Tasmania
Interactive demonstrations including our 2019 FRC robot, arduino-based robots, and LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots.
Photo credit: Rob Torok
Find out what Scientists REALLY do!Young Tassie Scientists, University of Tasmania
Meet local researchers and test out our hands-on activities for all ages – from astrophysics to zoology, neuroscience to glaciology! Enter our World’s Easiest Competition and win great prizes!
A Taste of ScienceInspiring Tasmania
Join us for some delicious liquid nitrogen ice-cream and discover why physics and chemistry are actually super cool.
Playing with 4D Fun Innovative Augmented RealityEKIDAZ
Inspire your kids with STEM. EKIDAZ offers innovative augmented reality solutions that help children learn and thrive.
Hands on LearningSouthernstorm Environmental Consultants for Business
Demonstrating how 3dp is becoming extremely useful on customising 'tools & prosthetics' for disability.
SCIENCE/STEM Competitions - what's the thinking?Science Teachers Association of Tasmania
STATS Tasmanian Science Talent Search (TSTS) and CSIRO Gold CREST Awards lead to BHP Bilitons Awards. Entry to UTAS Science and Engineering Challenge can lead to entry into TSTS. 2019 Tasmanian TSTS winners took out the National BHP Award!
Forest in a BoxThe Forest Education Foundation
Integrate STEM with Forest in a Box! Explore forest systems, design and innovation in wood and future perspectives for sustainability.
Credit: Forest Education Foundation.
A whale of a time with the Australian Antarctic ProgramAustralian Antarctic Division
Learn about Antarctic blue whales and get up close with their favourite food - Antarctic krill.
Credit © Myriam Schuller /Australian Antarctic Division