July 7, 2014
From cool physics to chemistry creations: Teenagers get hands-on with science at school holiday experience
High school students from around New South Wales will gather at UOW for a fun three days of school holiday science from 9-11 July.
The ConocoPhillips Science Experience, aimed at Year 9 and 10 students, will feature hands-on science activities, including sessions on measuring the temperature of absolute zero, creating a concoction of chemical combinations and a field trip to the Wollongong Science Centre. Students will also have the opportunity to work with academic staff in UOW laboratories and use equipment not normally available to schools.
Now in its 23rd year, this annual event is managed nationally by the Science Schools Foundation and coordinated locally by Dr Melissa Thompson, UOW Schools Liaison Manager.
“The event will be a fun three days of hands-on, exciting and challenging sessions. Students will learn about the human body, technological developments of ancient cultures over time and how to become a forensic investigator,” Dr Thompson said.
“We’ll also give students all the tips on courses and careers in science and the world of opportunities on offer at UOW,” Dr Thompson added.
The program is aimed at encouraging students to continue science studies in senior years at high school and eventually at university. The three-‐day experience will cover a range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The practical activities, field trip and lectures are designed to be both interesting and informative and are aimed at widening the perspective of science and its applications.
UOW ConocoPhillips Science Experience
Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 July
$115 for the three days per attendee
Media contact: Victoria DiMise, Marketing & Communications Coordinator in the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health at UOW, +61 2 4221 5853 or email@example.com.