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Introduction to Science Professions

Activity code: SCI-08
Year level: 7-12
Target audience: School groups
Venue: Schools with a confirmed LEAP Higher event
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Your students will gain insights into science profession careers and the presentation can include. 

  • Different branches of science and the scientists who study them
  • The role of science in society and how important science literacy is to the general public
  • An introduction to science after high school, including at university level and into the workplace
  • Frank accounts from scientists about their career ups and downs
  • Group activities with aspects of the Science Communicator workshop
  • A typical day in the life of a Uni Student or Scientist
  • First in family – why you should go for it!
  • Science networking skills
  • When you don’t get into the Uni course you want – don’t panic!

For more information contact the LEAP Team.

Careers Curriculum Framework learning outcomes

Year 7: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9
Year 8: 3, 4, 5, 8
Year 9: 1, 4, 6, 7
Year 10: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8
VCE: 11.4, 11.5, 11.6, 12.2, 12.3, 12.6

Curriculum links

The Victorian Curriculum
Science

Year 7: tba
Year 8: tba
Year 9: tba
Year 10: tba
VCE: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Psychology. 

Encourage your students to check out more information on this website about the sciences professions. They can learn about the diversity of roles in the sciences profession, discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding the Professions
Duration: 45 mins
How to participate: Negotiable - limited availability. Apply below
Max numbers: 150
Min numbers: 20
School Application

If you/your school need support for travel costs to join in this activity,
please read about LEAP travel support before registering.

Science and Well-being: Formulation Chemist

Activity code: SCI-07
Year level: 7,8
Target audience: School groups
Venue: Schools with a confirmed LEAP Higher event - wet lab required
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Activity Outcome

 Students will discover how science works to improve and maintain people's health and well-being. They will learn about how formulation chemists create products that are effective and affordable.

Students will also learn about the diversity of careers within the sciences professions, so that they can start considering and researching options for science-related studies at university.

Workshop

In this lab based chemistry activity, students will formulate and test sunscreen and learn about the active ingredient that protects our skin.

In this hands-on activity, your students will determine the best ratios of provided ingredients to formulate the most cost effective sunscreen that meets a specified standard.  

Careers Curriculum Framework learning outcomes

Year 7: 2, 4, 6, 8
Year 8: 3, 5, 6

Curriculum links

Victorian Curriculum
Year 7/8: SU (SHE Solutions, BIO Classification, CHEM Mixtures), SI (Plan & conduct, Record and process, Analyse and Evaluate)


Encourage your students to check out more information on this website about the sciences professions. They can learn about the diversity of roles in the sciences profession, discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding the Professions
Duration: 1.25 hrs
How to participate: Negotiable - limited availability. Apply below
Max numbers: 25
Min numbers: 10

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