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Praxical Science Workshops

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Praxical Workshops give you the opportunity to learn science by doing science. Express your interest for our National Science Week workshops

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Praxical is a new learning initiative to create online workshops where everyone can actively engage in the scientific process.

For National Science Week this year Praxical will be producing a series of workshops where you will get the opportunity to engage in the scientific data and skills used by leading research organisations to understand the world around us.

Register for this Eventbrite event to express your interest in participating in our workshops during National Science Week.

Praxical is collaborating with Australia's leading research organisations, so that in our workshops you will get to work on real data and to solve real problems. These organisations include ANSTO, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and the Australian Centre for Astrobiology .

The workshops will be accompanied by “Zoom a scientist” sessions so you can meet the researchers behind the data. These sessions will allow you to talk with scientists, asking questions about the workshop, their career choice or how to get more involved in the science.

These workshops are suitable for audiences in year 9 or 10, or for anyone who has left school and is interested in re-engaging in science.The workshops are separated into modules, with the whole workshop being able to be completed in 1 hour, or it can be broken up and done over a week.

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These workshops are great for your year 9 or 10 science class! When registering for the event, please indicate that you are interested in using this in the classroom. We can then contact you with more information about how our workshops are self-led, syllabus directed, flexible and perfect for either the classroom or for assigned independent learning.

Want to know more? Check out this Inspiring Australia article about the project and its creators.

The Workshops

Monitoring our Air Pollution - ANSTO

What can air pollution data tell us about the world around us? This workshop will give you the opportunity to explore 30 years of ANSTO fine particle pollution data, to find trends and links to real world events. Follow the data to see how local pollution can have a global impact!

Conserving Native Species - Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

How do ecologists decide what bushland to protect? In this workshop, you will use the tools ecologists use to model the different environmental characteristics that contribute to selecting the best habitat for endangered species conservation.

Focusing on the endangered Regent Honeyeater, this workshop will let you explore the ecological issues relevant to the protection and management of ecosystems.

Exploring Habitable Worlds - Australian Centre for Astrobiology

What do scientists look for when trying to find other planets suitable for life? In this workshop, learn what makes a planet habitable by using a JPL planet simulator to explore how planet and star characteristics affect planetary conditions. Use the same data scientists use to study planets in other solar systems, to learn how they search for potential habitable worlds!

This initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia as part of National Science Week

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