SMART Program

SMART: Science Maths And Real Technology

The Faculty of Science's 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.

The SMART program aims to support the outcomes of the NSW Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus, and content can be tailored for junior high school and community audiences.

Science Shows

Our interactive science shows use demonstrations, experiments, drama, and multi-media to explore STEM concepts and spark ideas for future careers. Science shows are usually 50 minutes in duration, however, timing and content can be tailored to suit event requirements and learning needs.


Our workshops offer enjoyable, inquiry-based learning experiences in science, coding, and robotics. Workshops can be delivered as stand alone sessions (1 - 2 hours duration), or, be packaged into full-day events or multi-week lesson series.

Teacher Professional Development

SMART offer a variety of professional development workshops, designed to support teachers to build skills and confidence in delivering STEM learning activities.


  • Booking inquiries for in-person Term 3 and Term 4 delivery of SMART science shows and workshops are welcome.
  • Online delivery of some SMART activities is possible. Please contact us to discuss your learning needs.
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