Curriculum Connections

The Young Tassie Scientists program supports the three strands of the Australian Science Curriculum, as follows:


Science as a Human Endeavour

Showing how scientists think and work in different contexts, and implications of their research for society and the environment.


Scientific Inquiry Skills

Illustrating ways in which scientists investigate and explain the world.


Science Understanding

Providing opportunities for students to engage with established scientific knowledge and cutting-edge research.

Ideas for Classroom Activities

Use the Young Tassie Scientists profiles to explore some of the following questions:

  • What does it mean to be a scientist?
  • Where do scientists work?
  • What personal qualities do you need to be a scientist?
  • What skills do scientists need?

Choose a Young Tassie Scientist:

  • What are they studying?
  • Why does their work interest them or why do they consider it important?
  • If you were going to interview a Young Tassie Scientist for radio or a podcast, who would you interview and what questions would you ask them?
  • How is their work relevant to daily life and /or your life in the future? Try showing this through a collage of images.
  • If you were a scientist, would you want to work in any of the same areas as the Young Tassie Scientists? Which ones and why?

Useful Links

National Science Week – ideas and support for schools to get involved in National Science Week.

CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools – flexible, ongoing partnerships between science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals and teachers in schools across Australia.

University of Tasmania’s Schools’ Engagement Program   – activities for students, teaching resources for the classroom, and professional development opportunities across a range of disciplines.