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Science Week

Join us for the annual celebration of science and technology! It's a chance for everyone to see science, talk about science and do science – this year, from the comfort of your own home, through various online live streams and virtual programs.



Monday 16 August | 10.30 - 11.30am 
Join us for an educational talk on indigenous bush foods. Presented by Paul Saeki from Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation (ILSC).



Saturday 21 August | 11.00am - 12.00pm
The Universe is waiting to be discovered! SciVR will take you on a hunt out to Mars and then into the universe, tracking explosive events as they occur with A/Prof Alan Duffy and Dr Rebecca Allen. People participating in the streamed event can have access to the presenters for live Q&A. 
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VR Headsets
As with the current situation, VR headsets are temporarily unavailable to be picked up from any City of Ryde Libraries. You will receive an email if they become available for pick-up. It is still possible to use the SciVR app without the VR headset.

Science with Food Workshop (6 – 10 Years)

Saturday 21 August | 10.00 - 11.00am
We're going to be creating science using... FOOD!

Join us online for this educational and exciting hands-on science activity for children!

During this session, children can use paper chromatography to see how food colours can be separated, make discoveries about electric charges with balloons, perform chemical experiments with foods and so much more!

Please note: you will need to have prepared your own supplies. Please download a copy of the equipment list(PDF, 120KB) available here, a copy of this list will also be sent to participants via email closer to the day of the event.

National Science Quiz

Thursday 19 August | 6.00 - 7.00pm
Much more than just trivia – the National Science Quiz is a celebration of the world of science.

The panel of scientists and science communicators will be made up of two teams and will answer a series of thought-provoking questions that delve into the many branches of science using humour and some good scientific and mathematical reasoning.

While the teams discuss and ponder their answers, you can also play along, test your knowledge and compete for prizes! 

Last updated on 29 July 2021