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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
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


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



Upcoming "Meet an expert" sessions

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Helen Maynard-Casely

Thursday November 2, 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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Lidia Matesic

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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James Hardiman

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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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.



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.

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Education Resources Elearning - Phone

(02) 9717 3090