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ANSTO e-learning

Discover the amazing world of nuclear science from your classroom.

Education Resources Elearning - Video Conference 

Connect with ANSTO by videoconference

Teachers can accrue NESA-registered professional development hours at the proficient level for time spent planning and reflecting on all ANSTO e-learning programs.

Meet an expert: Research task (Free)

In this two-lesson plus homework program students will gather, process and present information about a practising Australian scientist. Our staff are experienced science communicators and can talk to primary and secondary students at an appropriate level. This programs is designed to address:

  • Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills content descriptors for Years 5-10
  • Skill outcomes for preliminary and HSC science subjects and Year 11 and 12 science subjects in other Australian states

Please note that we have booked our speakers for a 3 hour time slot. When you book one of these sessions, we will contact you by email and ask you to select a 30 minute period within this time slot for your students to talk with our expert.

Lesson 1 (in class or at home)Lesson 2
(videoconference)
Post-work or homework

As a class, students:

  • Gather information about the scientist and their research from secondary sources
  • Prepare interview questions for the scientist during the videoconference

As a class, students:

  • Interview the scientist
  • Gather first-hand information from the scientist

Students:

  • Present information about the scientist in a research task format selected by the teacher

   

 

Upcoming "Meet an expert" sessions

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Daniela Fierro

Wednesday August 9, 2017, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now.

Daniella and the team in Environmental Research use nuclear techniques to investigate low-level environmental radioactivity in soil and sediments for both research and commercial projects. Her work is crucial for finding out how humans have altered the Earth's surface throughout history and helps us understand current problems in land and water management.

 

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Kate Brandis

Tuesday 15 August, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now.

Kate analyses bird feathers using nuclear techniques to track the movement of waterbirds to create the first ever Feather Map of Australia.

Suggested pre-reading about Kate Brandis and the FeatherMap project.

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Lidia Matesic

Tuesday August 22, 2017, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now.

Tuesday November 7, 2017, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now.

Lidia is involved in radiochemistry development research, creating new radiotracers for diagnosing and treating diseases.

 

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Michael Corry

Wednesday August 23, 2017, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now.

Michael and the team in Environmental Research use nuclear science to monitor human impacts on the environment, in the soil, water systems, the atmosphere and in living systems.

 

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James Hardiman

Thursday August 24, 2017, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now

Wednesday November 15, 2017, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now.

James and his team manages the radioactive wastes that are generated at ANSTO each and every day. These waste products have been generated during complex research and the production of important nuclear medicines.

 

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Patricia Gadd

Tuesday August 29, 2017, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now.

Patricia has extensive experience in analytical chemistry. Patricia and the team in Environmental Research use nuclear techniques to investigate low-level environmental radioactivity in soil and sediments for both research and commercial projects. Her work is crucial for finding out how humans have altered the Earth's surface throughout history and helps us understand current problems in land and water management.

 

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Brett Rowling

Wednesday August 30, 2017, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now.

Brett conducts chemical analyses of water, soil and other samples for ANSTO and external clients. Using a range of different chemical techniques, Brett can determine and monitor the human impacts on different environments.

 

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Helen Maynard-Casely

Thursday November 9, 2017, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now.

Helen uses neutron diffraction to study the crystal structure of small molecules. In particular, Helen is interested in how molecules and ices behave under pressure in conditions similar to those found inside planets.

 

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Krystyna Saunders

Thursday November 23, 2017, 12.30-3.30pm. Book now.

Krystyna uses nuclear science to study the layers of sediment that accumulate on the bottom of lakes over time. Each layer represents a particular period of time and contains information about the history of the lake’s ecosystems, surrounding catchments and climate.

 

Enquiries

For further information and enquiries use the contact details below. For bookings please see the sessions listed to the left or contact us for a customised time and date.

Contact Us

 Education Resources Elearning - Email

tours@ansto.gov.au

Education Resources Elearning - Phone

(02) 9717 3090