National Science Week

biodiversity gallery

When: 13 – 19 August 2018

2 sessions per day at 10:00 and 12:30 for 90 min

Cost: Free 
Bookings: This program is now fully booked.

This multi-site learning program provides opportunities for students in years 4-7 to connect with the Australian Curriculum: Science and the Visual Arts.

Students will visit the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia for two 1.5 hour guided sessions. Delve deeper into the National Science Week theme ‘Game Changers and Change Makers' with a visit to the Museum’s Biodiversity Gallery and learn about the research projects our change making early career researchers are working on. Also, explore the science of art in the Gallery’s permanent collection and connect with hands-on learning in the Studio.

SA Museum Session:

Dragon lizards across Australia are incredibly diverse and scientists are wondering why and how this happened in a relatively short 30 million years since the first species arrived. Students will explore the Biodiversity Gallery in special hands-on sessions looking for SA dragons and use largescale 3D printed skulls learn to about the cutting edge scanning and printing technology being used by SA Museum/ University of Adelaide PhD student Jaimi Gray to quantify skull shape and help answer these puzzling biological questions.