STEM: Canberra

Secondary School: Astronomy, Digital Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

A comprehensive 3-day STEM tour designed to deliver maximum educational value for secondary school students, and drive engagement in areas of astronomy, digital technology, engineering & mathematics.

Request Info Request Quote
STEM Canberra Primary School Tour

https://worldstrides.com.au/itineraries/stem-canberra-secondary

STEM: Canberra

Secondary School: Astronomy, Digital Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

A comprehensive 3-day STEM tour designed to deliver maximum educational value for secondary school students, and drive engagement in areas of astronomy, digital technology, engineering & mathematics.

Request Info Request Quote
Skip to Content
Share itinerary

3 days

Learning areas

AstronomyDigital technologyEngineeringMaths

Highlights

CSIRO Discovery Centre visitAustralian Institute of Sport guided visitIan Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre visitQuestacon National Science & Technology Centre visitDeep Space Communication Complex visitAustralian National University visitNational Film and Sound Archive visitMt Stromlo Observatory guided visit

Your Adventure

1 Canberra
  • Travel to Canberra Depart your school and travel to Canberra.
  • CSIRO Discovery Centre visit Robots educational workshop
    Through inquiry-based learning and design thinking, re-imagine Lego NXT robots to create innovative solutions. Working collaboratively, explore basic programming concepts before coming up with creative ways to use robots for a new purpose. This workshop aligns to real world CSIRO robotics applications and the Australian Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies Curriculum.
  • Australian Institute of Sport guided visit Go behind the scenes and discover where Australia’s sporting champions are created and gain a unique insight into the life of elite athletes. Explore the facility and learn about Australia's rich sporting past and glimpse into the window of the future. Finish your tour at Sportex, an educational and engaging sports experience where you can try wheelchair basketball, virtual downhill skiing, rock climbing, football penalty shootouts and more.
2 Canberra
  • National Film and Sound Archive visit Sound out of the box program
    Discover how sound technology has evolved from wax cylinders to vinyl, tape and digital audio while exploring sound recordings with cultural and historical significance.
  • Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre visit Maker project workshop
    During this inquiry-based learning workshop, explore innovative solutions to engineering challenges and build a prototype using simple tools and materials.
  • Questacon National Science & Technology Centre visit Free-fall down a six-metre slide, freeze your own shadow, experience an earthquake or challenge a robot to a game of air hockey. Questacon’s eight interactive exhibitions feature more than 200 hands-on experiences covering a range of science topics, from astronomy to zoology and everything in between.
  • Mt Stromlo Observatory guided visit Night educational session
    Explore the research buildings and telescope domes at Mt Stromlo Observatory while learning about the science that has occurred here over the past 100 years. Delve into the exciting projects Mt Stromlo is involved in, view labs where instruments for the Giant Magellan Telescope are being built - and see the Laser Space Debris Telescope, a 250kg meteorite, and more! Into the evening, participate in a stargazing session using Mt Stromlo's outreach telescopes and meet astronomers for a Q&A session.
3 Canberra
  • Deep Space Communication Complex visit Educational program
    Explore the key historical aspects of the Complex during an introduction and orientation of the visitor centre. Delve into the significant role Australia plays in space exploration and see some of the latest missions and images being returned from space.
  • Australian National University visit Knots and shapes in mathematics interactive presentation
    Dr Morrison teaches students about mathematical gadgets called ‘fusion categories’ and ‘topological field theories’, how they’re useful in understanding the different ways strings can form into knots, and the different shapes 2- and 3-dimensional objects can have.
  • Depart Canberra

Request Quote

Thank you for your interest in our WorldStrides STEM: Canberra Tour! Please tell us a little more about yourself so we can get you sent to the right place.