School and University Groups

School and University Groups

Inspire your chemistry students and take learning beyond the classroom with the ChemCentre outreach program. Learn about the intriguing and vital role of Chemistry in our community. Hear from chemists, their experiences and stories, or explore a working laboratory!

We are passionate about inspiring the next generation of Chemists. With ChemCentre’s free tours of the laboratories and visits by scientists to Perth schools and universities, we offer your students the chance to learn more about a future career in Chemistry.

Laboratory Tours

Year 11/12 and university student groups are invited to tour our world-class forensic and analytical laboratories. A visit to ChemCentre’s Bentley laboratories will give students an insight into a future career in chemistry, the opportunity to meet ‘real life’ chemists and explore their workplace.
 
A visit begins with a welcome presentation that introduces students to ChemCentre, its role in the community and the diverse roles a chemist can have throughout their career. Tour either our Forensic, Organic or Inorganic laboratories. This is an opportunity for students to quiz chemists, explore their work environment and learn more about the role chemistry has within our community.
 
The visit will conclude with a selection of activities* that are both entertaining and informative for all ages and highlight the diversity within the field of chemistry - try on the Emergency Response Personal Protective Equipment, view forensic samples, solve a case and more!

Tours are free of charge, limited and book out quickly – request your ChemCentre visit.

 Availability

 Ongoing throughout the year

 Times

 Between 9:30 am and 2: 30pm

 Cost

 No charge; schools are responsible for   organising drop off/pick up bus.

 Duration

 2 hours

 Student Age

 Year 11/12 or University groups

 Maximum Students

 30 Students

 Minimum Students

 10 students

*We are unable to offer hands-on laboratory activities.

Request a laboratory tour now

ChemCentre Presentations

Prefer for the ChemCentre team to visit your school or university? We can! The ChemCentre team of science communicators and scientists can visit your group to provide insight into a future career in chemistry!

School groups

Organise a one hour presentation from the ChemCentre team to give students an insight into a future career in chemistry. Students will hear about real cases, test their observation skills and volunteers can try the Emergency Response Personal Protective Equipment. Students will leave the presentation inspired and informed about the variety of roles a chemist can have throughout their career. Alternatively, hear from the chemists directly! ChemCentre scientists can visit your school to share an insight into the world of chemistry, their career path and where the skills learnt at school are used in the workforce.

 

University groups

Meet a chemist, hear their experiences, learn more about ChemCentre’s latest research and see where a career in Chemistry can take you by inviting the ChemCentre team to join your next careers day, networking event or information session.
 

Request a ChemCentre visit now

 

Special Events

Each year we look forward to offering students and the public new and exciting ways to learn about chemistry. ChemCentre often partners with other organisations to offer a range of exciting one-off events for secondary school groups. 

Upcoming Events  

Join us on Friday 20 November for ChemDay 2020; an inspirational, immersive science day at ChemCentre for up to 80 lucky year 9-10 students. ChemDay is packed with science careers information, hands-on chemistry investigations and unique opportunities to meet scientists one-on-one for your own Q&A sessions.

Hosted by ChemCentre and supported by Curtin STEM Outreach and other partner organisations, this eye-opening experience will expose students to a range of chemistry career paths available, while helping them to develop a greater appreciation of various applications of chemistry in the community.

ChemDay 2020
Time and date: Friday 20 November (Week 6) 9:15am - 2:15pm
Location: ChemCentre
Cost: FREE

Notes: ChemDay is free-of-charge, however you will need to arrange transport for your students. Please ensure that students bring sufficient recess and lunch as ChemDay is a full day of activities and there are no food outlets located near ChemCentre. Student numbers are capped at 20 students per school.

Register here

Stay up to date!

If you would like to hear about our events for schools, please join our quarterly mailing list where we will update you on the latest ChemCentre science engagement opportunities and news. 

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In addition to the school and university events, ChemCentre offers a number of exciting community events for people of all ages, including our Open Day! Follow us on social media to ensure you are the first to hear about these exciting opportunities for all ages!

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Postal address

ChemCentre
PO Box 1250
BENTLEY DC WA 6983

t: (08) 9422 9800
f: (08) 9422 9801
e: enquiries@chemcentre.wa.gov.au

ABN : 40 991 885 705

Street address

ChemCentre
Resources and Chemistry Precinct
Corner Manning Road and Townsing Drive
Bentley WA 6102

Reception: Level 2, South Wing, Building 500.

Deliveries: Ground floor - use Conlon Street entrance

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