About Science Unleashed
Making science fun and accessible to everyone
The Australian Museum Science Festival - Science Unleashed is a new initiative by the Australian Museum and our partner 3M to ensure that enquiring minds have equal access to a greater understanding and enjoyment of the scientific world through state wide festivals and special events. The goals of these events are to:
Provide students and the public with a valuable educational experience through science exhibits, demonstrations and the opportunity to hear from practicing scientists.
Contribute to raising community’s awareness of subjects of importance to the community and the nation, and of the current and potential roles of science in addressing these concerns.
Create accessible programs for students and their communities from Indigenous and low socio economic backgrounds.
Help establish linkages and networks with science organizations and among science educators including teachers in remote and regional locations.
Inform youth, school students and the community of opportunities for study and the types of science-based careers that are available.
Facilitate the development of autonomous science awareness events in suburban and regional NSW
Showcase, engage and inform visitors about Australian science and technology.
Science Unleashed at Jenolan Caves
Held at Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains on 21 March.
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Topics covered include geology, cave formation, hydrology and simple chemistry. Students also go on a tour of the cave and apply information by hands-on investigations of the hydrology and Karst ecosystem within the caves.