SMART: Science Maths And Real Technology

The College of Engineering, Science and Environment SMART Program has created and delivered engaging science shows and workshops since our establishment in 1998.

Our interactive experiences support inquiry based learning, and are designed to inspire, inform and involve young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

SMART shows and workshops can be delivered in schools, at community venues, or on campus at The University of Newcastle by our professional team of university students, research scientists, teachers and STEM professionals.

We’re welcoming enquiries for our after-school STEM Club.

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SMART presenter at Science in Practic

Science Show and Workshops

Science show - 19 August 2021

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DIY Science Workshop - 19 August 2021

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DIY SMART Science Experiments

Kitchen chemistry

Experiment with food colouring to discover the interesting effect of detergent on milk.

Air Pressure

See air pressure in action with this easy balloon experiment.


Spot the patterns of magnetism with this easy spoon experiment.

Sound Vibrations

Did you know sounds are just vibrations? Find out for yourself with this easy coat hanger experiment.

Balloon Power

See air pressure in action with this easy balloon and straw experiment.

Slip or Grip

Race objects to see friction in action and find out what slips, and what grips.

Ocean Currents

Learn about ocean currents from your very own kitchen with this easy cup experiment.

Where can a passion for science take you?

Meet current Bachelor of Science students Hayden and Amanda and hear first-hand why they chose to study science at the University of Newcastle.

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