Resources for high schools

Find out about our outreach programs for high schools.

The ANU Colleges of Science cover a broad range of scientific areas including astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth and marine sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, health, psychology, physics, and science communication.

Our world-leading research is headed up by some of Australia’s, and the worlds, greatest scientists and they are available to inspire your students through a range of practical and informative workshops, and presentations.

If you are interested in a particular science area and you cannot find a relevant program listed please contact science@anu.edu.au to see if we can arrange another activity for your class.

We encourage you to come onto campus and try one of our practical laboratory classes in one of the following areas - biology, chemistry and physics.

Our academics can also present at schools, online or on-campus on a number of topics.

Presentations can be tailored to suit the current curriculum and meet the requirements of science teachers. Below is a list of the scientists and disciplines available for school visits.

School program Program format Location
Alpine Ecology in a changing climate
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
  • Online
ANU Maths Day
  • Activities
  • Experiments
  • On campus
  • In school
Biological nitrogen fixation - from genes to environment
  • Experiments
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
  • Online
Biology at ANU: Practical Classes
  • Activities
  • Experiments
  • On campus
Chemistry at ANU: Practical Classes
  • Activities
  • Experiments
  • On campus
Chemistry of Medicines
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
Chemistry of Natural Systems
  • Experiments
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
Climate Variability, Vulnerability and Adaptation
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
Daytime School Visit to Mount Stromlo Observatory
  • Interactive tour
  • On campus (Mount Stromlo)
Discover the Universe with our astronomers and astrophysicists
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
  • Online
Earth Climate Science
  • On campus
Evening School Visit to Mount Stromlo Observatory
  • Interactive tour
  • On campus (Mount Stromlo)
Evolution and medicine
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
  • Online
From single cell to human body
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
  • Online
Geometric topology
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
How many species are there on earth?
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
  • Online
Knots and Shapes in Mathematics
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
Lively and Energetic Science Shows with the Science Circus
  • Interactive presentation
  • In school
Marine Biology
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
Parasites - What's Eating You
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
  • Online
Photosynthesis, the most important biological process on earth
  • Experiments
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
  • Online
Physics at ANU: Einstein and Relativity
  • Activities
  • Experiments
  • On campus
Physics at ANU: Optics and Photonics
  • Activities
  • Experiments
  • On campus
Physics at ANU: Physics Walk
  • Activities
  • Experiments
  • On campus
Physics at ANU: Radioactivity, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Nuclear Medicine
  • Activities
  • Experiments
  • On campus
Physics with Prof John Close
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
Planetary Geochemistry
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
Read My Mind: A User's Guide to the Brain
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
Spiders, Evolution or Things that Live in Rotting Logs
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
  • Online
The Drugs Don't Work
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
  • Online
The Mathematics of Fractal Geometry
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
Tropical Forest Ecosystems
  • Interactive presentation
  • On campus
  • In school
Work Experience at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Work experience
  • On campus (Mount Stromlo)