Invention Convention

Questacon Invention Convention

Don't just use the latest technology- create it!

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Workshops for students

School Workshops

Workshops in Canberra

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Holiday Workshops

Workshops during the school holidays

students building their prototype

Touring School Workshops

Touring workshops brought to your classroom.

students building their prototype

Virtual Excursion

Live workshops streamed from our studios in Canberra to your school.

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Workshops for teachers

Teacher Workshops

Accredited workshops for teachers.

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Social Media

See what everyone's been up to.

Workshops around Australia

Within the Community

Enterprising Australians

Find out about Australian inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Taj Pabari, founder of Fiftysix Creations, works with a student

Community Events

Public events and talks.

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Make at Questacon in Canberra

Virtual Excursion

Engaging workshops and events, delivered via video conference to schools across Australia. Questacon Maker Project virtual excursions are available for schools and other education centres with H323 video conference equipment (or compatible). This should be available in all NSW DEC schools, most schools in Victoria and many others across Australia.

Currently, we have single-session virtual excursions, as well as longer-term projects offered over several weeks. Contact the virtual excursions team for more information.

Under the Sea

under the sea

Students will explore life in our ocean, how physical aspects of the deep sea makes it hard to explore and the innovations and endeavours humans have taken to travel to our deepest ocean trenches.

Duration: 1 hour
Year Level: K - 6
Cost: Free

Please contact the virtual excursions team to arrange a session time that suits your school.

Encryption Decryption

encryption decryption

Students will explore the history of using mathematics to hide information, from Julius Caesar to modern computer science. They will investigate how encrypting information keeps their information safe every day, how they can use maths and language to break decipher encryptions from their friends in class, and how Alan Turing saved lives by breaking the Enigma Code in World War II.

Duration: 1 hour
Year Level: 6 - 10
Cost: Free

Please contact the Virtual Excursions team to arrange a session time that suits your school.

Foldable Flight

foldable flight

Students will investigate how design factors can influence flight by making paper planes and drawing examples from real planes. Students will be encouraged to experiment with different elements of their paper plane to explore various aerospace engineering design features.

Duration: 1 hour
Year Level: 3 - 10
Cost: Free

Please contact the Virtual Excursions team to arrange a session time that suits your school.

Virtual Program Series (Trial)

Places Still Available

We will be trialling a new Virtual Program Series in Term 2 and Term 3, 2018. These will be FREE and available to participate in as one-off 1 hour workshops, or as a series of workshops exploring a particular topic. The series in development are:

  1. 3D Design
  2. Submersible/floating devices

These workshops will be supplemented by teacher resources, so that you can continue to explore these concepts with your students in class.

Duration: 1 hour
Year Level: 6 - 10
Cost: Free

Please note that these series are subject to change. Please contact the virtual programs team for more information, or to register your interest.

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