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A round-up of the best National Science Week events happening in WA throughout August!


For the full list of events, check out the National Science Week website. 

Dr Magda’s & Nerdy Nard’s Chemistry Party

 Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 August,
5.00 - 7.00pm

Scientists from ECU and ChemCentre are offering students in high school Years 7&8 and 9&10, the opportunity to participate in hands-on experiments in the ECU science SuperLabs. As part of the event, Dr Magdalena Wajrak will explain the use of UV absorption spectrophotometry theory and Beer Lambert Law, and the ChemCentre scientists will share how they use these instruments as part of their everyday work in the field.

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 Regional WA
Wednesday 10 August, 5.00 - 6.30pm

ECU Scientists invite you to join their interactive science demonstrations and experiments, broadcasting live from the ECU Science SuperLabs.  They will be creating free science ‘kits’ including fun experiments, which will be sent to your home so that you can join in the fun alongside their scientists.  You will also have the opportunity to ask lots of questions about science.

This event is suitable for children aged between 6-12 years and who live in Regional WA.

Microscopy: revealing the hidden detail of our world

DIY Miscroscope Kit and public exhibition

Microscopy underpins discoveries across the breadth of all science disciplines. The  modern microscope combines advances in optics, light generation, computing, and engineering

Register with UWA to receive a free DIY microscope kit to see how a simple glass lens can reveal more than meets the eye. 

Using the microscope, create a microscopy image to be displayed at the National Science Week exhibition in UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery!

Histology Workshop

Saturday 13 August,

12.00 - 1.00pm

Observe the hidden details of the human body in a hands-on microscopy workshop during National Science Week in the Histology Laboratory at UWA.

Through a light microscope, participants will be taken on a journey by senior UWA lecturer, Dr Meyer, to explore the eyes of primates by microscopically examining the cells that allow them to see. 

Public Symposium

Saturday 13 August,

2.00 - 3.30pm 

Join UWA in exploring the art and science of modern imaging techniques, the stunning images they can produce and the spectacular insights into the macro and microscopic world that they can reveal.

The symposium will feature the internationally renowned photographic artist, Martine Perret, alongside Dr Jeremy Shaw, a senior researcher from the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, UWA.

South west science fair - Bunbury

Saturday 13 August, 2.00 - 6.00pm


A consortium of Bunbury based organisations have partnered to deliver the South West Science Fair. The fair will see multiple organisations, businesses and community groups collaborate and exhibit together to form a Science themed fair with a variety of exhibitors and STEM-based activities to bring the community together for an afternoon of learning and fun.


The South West Science Council will support the fair by sourcing three guest speakers for the event from Discover Deadly, Leschenault Catchment Council and GreenTeach who will discuss Herpetology and the local environment.

Not only are Bunbury Public Library hosting the South West Science Fair on their facilities, they will also be engaging Supersonic Science, who will put on inspiring science shows and demonstrations throughout the event.

Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre will present an array of replica navigational instruments from the 18th & 19th centuries set up for public with views across the city to the coast. The community will have the opportunity to find landmarks using these visual aids and compare changes in navigation from early astrological wayfinding to current satellite technology navigation.

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