The Unearthing Science program tasks students from within their school with designing a research project, collecting data from their own local environment or community, and presenting their work scientifically.
Students will do this with the help of our science kit backpacks with scientific equipment, posted ahead to teachers.
Each Unearthing Science class will be assigned a University of Sydney researcher who will go through the “How To” of designing a scientific project, working directly with teachers and students.
Teachers can follow our recommended lesson plan, or work with their guide to tailor the program to suit them.
Schools are invited to choose fro the following themes, or a combination:
"As a teacher in a rural area of Australia, it can be challenging to find ways of exposing my students to new ideas and the range of opportunities science can create for them. The knowledge of experts like those at the University of Sydney provide invaluable insights that enrich learning. The Unearthing Science program is a fantastic innovation that makes it easy for high school students and teachers to engage in meaningful scientific investigations."
- Teacher, Coomealla High School, rural NSW
Unearthing Science is a free program and exclusively available for high schools in regional & rural areas of New South Wales.
Term 1 – 9 December 2023
Term 2 – 3 March 2023
Term 3 – 5 May 2023
Term 4 – 28 July 2023
To register for the program or for more information, please contact:
Senior Science Communicator of Biology, Agricuture and Sustainability
P: (02) 9036 5490
M: 0466 248 886