This years’ Conference was held at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).Our Keynote speaker was be Dr. Alice Gorman. Dr. Gorman is an Australian archaeologist whose passion has always been for space.
Across the country, Laboratory Technicians are working hard in Australian schools to support Science Teachers with important lesson preparation. This involves organising materials, mixing chemicals, calibrating and maintaining test equipment plus much more.
Dr John Elfick from UQ’s School of Education maintains the School Science Lessons site which contains useful information for school laboratory technicians and links experiments to equipment sold by the Australian laboratory equipment suppliers. http://www.uq.edu.au/_School_Science_Lessons/
A science fair at a Victorian school required the attendance of the fire department Hazmat team following a parent/student demonstration produced chlorine gas with two people requiring medical attention. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/school-science-experiment-gone-wrong-sends-children-and-parent-to-hospital-20160816-gqtk6t.html