Science Week 2023 at Elizabeth College 14 – 18 August

This year’s National Science Week 2023 starts with a reception at Government house hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers AO. This reception provides an opportunity for invited students from Southern Tasmanian High Schools and Colleges to network and discuss current issues, and concerns in the science domain with local professional scientists, professors, current post-graduate students, fellow students and teachers.

The Primary Schools Workshops are booking up fast. This year there are activities for primary school students in the Elizabeth College labs and classrooms around the College. They include topics such as Rocket Cars and Science you can Eat!

In Year 9 Workshops with Hobart City High School, students will join our college students in various workshops. Some of the workshops on offer are exploring alloys as we Turn Copper into Gold, Marble Waterslides and Electronic Party Lights.

The week will finish off with 150 of our College students attending the Festival of Bright Ideas on Friday the 18th. They will get the opportunity to see STEM knowledge and skills in action across a wide range of Tasmanian businesses, industries and educational institutions. They’ll be able to talk to scientists about the work and its importance, and future career/study options. One year they were even able to eat crickets!