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Videoconferences

Connect with us through one of our free videoconferencing sessions

Teachers can accrue NESA-registered professional development hours at the Proficient Teacher level for time spent planning and reflecting on all ANSTO e-learning programs. ANSTO provides three different videoconference programs to classrooms across Australia.

Nuclear science inquiry skills

In this two-lesson plus homework program, your students plan and conduct an investigation first-hand. Give your students access to high-quality radioactive sources, instruments, and scientific expertise at ANSTO.

This program is designed to address content and skill outcomes in the Year 9, Year 10 and Senior Physics Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabuses. 

Teachers can book this program at a time and date that suits your class. Please book at least 2 weeks before your preferred date.

Contact the ANSTO Discovery Centre to book 

Required resources for this videoconference
Suggested lesson sequence
Lesson 1 (in-class) Lesson 2 (videoconference) Post-work/Homework

As a class, students:

  • Develop an aim and hypothesis for their investigation
  • Select appropriate equipment from the list provided
  • Write an experimental method
  • Conduct a risk assessment

As a class, students:

  • Perform the investigation remotely with the help of an ANSTO Education Officer
  • Record their results
  • Answer questions about the reliability, validity and accuracy of the experiment
  • Consider real-life applications of their results

Students:

  • Display their results appropriately
  • Write a discussion to assess reliability, validity and accuracy, and relate their results to real-life applications
  • Write a conclusion

 

Nuclear science as a human endeavour

In this two-lesson plus homework program, your students investigate the production of nuclear medicines in the OPAL multipurpose reactor, the use of nuclear medicines to diagnose and treat disease, and the science behind working safely with radiation.

This program is designed to address content and skill outcomes in the Year 9 and Year 10 Science Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabuses. 

Teachers can book this program at a time and date that suits your class. Please book at least 2 weeks before your preferred date.

Contact the ANSTO Discovery Centre to book 

Required resources for this videoconference
Suggested lesson sequence
Lesson 1 (in-class) Lesson 2 (videoconference) Post-work / Homework

Students:

As a class, students:

  • Discuss the Half-life Hero game and why ANSTO works quickly to make nuclear medicines
  • See how nuclear medicines are used
  • See and learn about the OPAL multipurpose reactor
  • Model a fission reaction
  • Conduct an experiment and collect data about the effect of distance on radioactivity
  • Consider real-life applications of their results

Students:

  • Graph their results appropriately
  • Write a conclusion

 

 

Meet an expert

Choose from our list of research topics and let your students lead a 30 minute Q&A session with ANSTO experts.

Enquiries

Book a videoconference

For any videoconference questions please contact the ANSTO Discovery Centre.

Book a tour

Come and discover the world of nuclear science at ANSTO or book a school holiday workshop.