Exploding rockets, levitating beach balls, flaming waves and a Van de Graaff generator entertained Brauer College students on Tuesday as part of the University of Melbourne’s science delivery program.
With ten presentations in the region this week, the program is designed to increase participation in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
Brauer College head of science Anna Gage said it also gave the high school students a chance to hear from the presenters, all from rural or financially-disadvantaged backgrounds, about their experiences of studying at university.
“I’m hoping it gave the kids an opportunity to see it’s achievable, that they too can go and do these sciences at university,” she said.
The University of Melbourne’s science delivery program will also visit Baimbridge College, Heywood District Secondary College, Hawkesdale P12 College, Mortlake P-12 College, Derrinallum P-12 College, Camperdown College and Colac Secondary College.