2019 Science Quest Tour

Day Three...

Friday, October 25, 2019

On Thursday we started at the National Arboretum where we learned about sustainability and enjoyed the botanically designed playground. Then we headed to the CSIRO discovery to inquire into current research that benefits both Australians and other global citizens.

The students were delighted to be reunited with some technology as they used iPads to explore the centre and answers questions. Congratulations to Team Aeroguard (Stas & Fraser) who won the most points.

We then headed to the war memorial along ANZAC Parade. The students showed great respect as they learned about the history of Australia’s involvement in various wars and how technology has changed in relation to that. Many students searched for relatives or friends who are remembered on the ‘Roll of Honour’.

Our final activity of the day was a night visit to Mt Stromlow Observatory where we used telescopes to look at the stars as well as Jupiter and Saturn.



Day Two...

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Today we visited the Australian Museum, which included a special Dreamworks Animation Exhibition. After that we went to the Institute of Sport and Questacon. It’s been great to enjoy so many interactive displays and see our students engage in some excellent STEM inquiry. After dinner we went to the Dinosaur Museum for a night tour. Despite a 30 degree day and surviving, on what is probably a lot less sleep than normal, our students continue to impress us and our various guides with their behaviour and inquiring minds.


Farewell Adelaide...Hello Canberra!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Day One

Today we embarked on our inaugural STEM trip to Canberra. After an early start, two flights and a bus ride we arrived. Mr Bennett and Jake had a slightly longer stop in Sydney due to a nose bleed preventing Jake boarding the plane. But Virgin Australia looked after them well and gave them meal vouchers to tide them over until they could fly out to join us.

We have been to Mount Ainslie Lookout to view the city and then onto the Education Centre at GeoScience Australia, before settling in at our accommodation and having dinner. Our students are already making a great impression on people, particularly with their inquiry skills and good manners...but we are all a bit tired and need a good night’s sleep 💤