Course details

Hands on Science

Year level



1–2 hours



Max students


Course details

Hands on Science

INDUSTRY FOCUS AREA: Space Science, Engineering
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM LINKS: Science, Digital Technologies, Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking
TECHNOLOGY USED: Virtual Reality, iPads, Optics Equipment

Science allows us to answer interesting and important questions about the biological, physical and technological world. Science allows us to make sense of our world by exploring the unknown.  Science challenges us to investigate universal mysteries, make predictions and solve problems. Scientific knowledge is contestable and is revised, refined and extended as new evidence arises. Hands on Science provides opportunities for students to understand important concepts and processes.  Hands on Science introduces students to the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, the contribution of science to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. Possessing such skills allows students to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to pursue science-related careers if they elect to.

Program Summary
This program will expose students to careers in Science and plant the seed for a future career in STEM.  Students will learn about the unique position of Earth in the solar system and consider the use of mixed realities in learning about Space and training astronauts.  They will earn about the solar system and do experiments with light.


Career Links:
Engineers: Civil, construction, electrical, mechanical
Scientists: Chemists, physicists, biologists, sports scientists, environmental scientists, medical scientists