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Science that’s online and hands-on

Helping today’s teachers and parents create tomorrow’s scientists and engineers

Experimentary is for teachers and parents who want to engage their students with hands-on science

Engaging Videos

Hands-on Experiments

Digital Lab-book

Real World Links

Curriculum Alignment

Fun and Inspiration

What is Experimentary?

Experimentary is a lot of things

It is a resource, an online lab book, a collaboration tool and a science community.
In short, it is a new way to help connect kids with science.

 

So, how does it work?

Experimentary, as the name suggests, is full of experiments.

In general, teachers assign experiments to the students based on curriculum, area of science, or just the time and equipment they have to spare.

Students then walk their way though:

  • An introductory video
  • A how-to video for the experiment (which varies depending upon year level)
  • Planning and conducting their experiment
  • Entering their results and conclusions
  • A wrap-up video that helps to explain the real world links to the science they encountered
  • Sharing results with the class

Students learn while doing, they’re not just sitting passively in front of a screen. And for teachers it is a new way of bringing great STEM activities into the classroom (and beyond).

This can all be done as groups or individually – in one big session or spread out over time (progress is automatically saved)

There are quick experiments (1 hour work time) and more involved experiments (2 – 3 hours, though this may be scattered, if growing a plant for example)

With over 12 different experiments, at three different levels available, and another 10 on their way (not to mention Science@Home) that’s almost 60 hours of hands-on science to explore.

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Who’s it for?

Experimentary is for schools, home-school parents, and anyone keen on science.

Our experiments are designed for Australian primary school to middle school aged students, that’s kids 5 to 14yrs. Of course, students from any country or age can find our experiments engaging and useful.

Experiments tie in with the Australian curriculum, covering topics such as Physics and Forces, Earth and Space, Living Things, Engineering and Technology, and the Chemical World.

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    Year 5-8 (10-14 Years)

    But wait, there’s more?

    Yes, there is! How about “The Big Experiments“? These whole class experiments are designed so the results can be compared and shared around the country (or the world!).

    The first big experiment is a watermelon implosion, and that says it all really. Don’t worry – it is science. But spoiler alert, the watermelon doesn’t make it out in one piece.

    Take the science home with you!

    If students want to continue their science at home, they can! Apart from the more structured experiments (designed for use with the curriculum and the class) there are also fun science based experiments in Science@Home. Think slime making, or crystal growing. Each one comes with it’s own video and for the more serious scientist, they can save all their experiment notes here for the future. I mean, if you make the perfect batch of slime, you want to remember how you did it, right?

    Why choose us?

    Experimentary is the online science lab book of the future hosted by TV presenter and former CSIRO scientist, Dr Rob Bell. Filled with engaging curriculum based science experiments, it’s the perfect mix of curriculum science standards complete with lesson plans and reporting tools for teachers.

    It’s the perfect platform to help primary teachers plan and illustrate science principles, oversee student-driven experiments and track comprehension.

    Sue Monteath, coordinator Aspley Science Cluster for Primary school teachers

    “Experimentary provides teachers with terrific videos exploring the step by step approach to an authentic investigation. Great for teachers to be shown how they may help students approach a topic and how variables could be manipulated. A real confidence builder underpinned by rigorous science.”

    Bardon State School

    “Experimentary provides teachers with terrific videos exploring the step by step approach to an authentic investigation. Great for teachers to be shown how they may help students approach a topic and how variables could be manipulated. A real confidence builder underpinned by rigorous science.”

    Deborah Henderson, Online Science Teacher, Brisbane School of Distance Education

    “In a world where overseas content permeates our student’s lives, it’s great that the well known face of Dr Rob is there to guide our students and teachers through concepts and activities.”

    Ryan Edney, Science Club and Year 4 teacher, St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

    “The kids really love the hands-on, science based work.”

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