Education » Video Conferences in 2017/18

Bring the museum to your classroom

We can use a range of technologies for your students to have access to these programs.

Virtual experts program 

Our 45 minute interactive sessions, presented by researchers, academics and museum staff, provide unique experiences and syllabus-relevant content for junior and senior high school science classes. Video conferences can now be booked at times and dates that suit your class. 

  • Genetic diseases and genetic counselling (HSC Biology 9.3.2, H4, H9)
  • The effects of HPV vaccination on the epidemiology of cervical cancer (HSC Biology 9.4.5, 9.4.6, H4, H11, H12, H13)
  • Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance (HSC Biology 9.4.3, H4, H5, H10)
  • Hearing, hearing loss and hearing technologies (HSC Biology 9.5.6, H3, H4; Preliminary Senior Science 8.4.4, P4, P5, P10; HSC Senior Science 9.3.1, H3, H4)
  • Cystic fibrosis: Cause, symptoms, treatments (Stage 5 Science 5.8.4, PFA 5.5; HSC Biology 9.3.2, 9.4.6, H4)
  • Structure and function of the skin (HSC Senior Science 9.2.3, H9)
  • Stem cells for tissue repair in biomedical engineering (HSC Biology H4, H5; HSC Senior Science 9.3.3, H4, H5, H9)
  • Epigenetics in disease (HSC Biology 9.3.3, H1, H6, H9, H10)
  • The brain, genes and behaviour (HSC Biology 9.5.7, H4, H5)
  • Neuroscience, touch and neural prosthetics (HSC Biology 9.5.7, H4, H5)
  • Brain and nerve function (HSC Biology 9.5.7, H4, H5) 

Exclusive booking (for your class only) = $100

Book at a time and date that suits your class (dependant on availability of speaker). Your session will be attended by your class only. Email us or call us on (02) 9385 1522.

Standard booking = $50

Book at a time and date that suits your class (dependant on availability of speaker). Your session may be subsequently booked by up to two other classes. Email us or call us on (02) 9385 1522.

Group booking = $25

Book a time and date that has already been selected by another school. Your session will be attended by up to two other classes. Email us or call us on (02) 9385 1522.

Bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the video conference, as we need to give our presenters sufficient notice. Our presenters kindly volunteer their time on top of their busy schedules. We will endeavour to accommodate your requested date and time, but this depends on the availability of the presenter for your chosen topic. A $100 cancellation fee will apply for cancellations within 3 days of the booked date. 

Heart and respiratory disease - Suitable for Years 8, 9 and 10.

We explain the anatomy of the lungs, heart and liver during a live dissection of a pluck, and use museum specimens and images to illustrate how different infectious and non-infectious diseases affect these organs. Watch a snapshot of the video conference in this short video.
Cost: $200 per class of 30 students - Includes worksheets for before and during the conference
Duration: 1 hour
Times: Teachers can book the video conference at a time that suits you and your class
Bookings: Email us or call us on (02) 9385 1522

Infectious and non-infectious diseases - Suitable for Years 8, 9 and 10. Can be adapted for Year 11 and 12 in rural locations.

We use museum specimens to discuss a range of infectious and non-infectious diseases affecting the respiratory, digestive, circulatory, excretory, nervous, skeletal and immune systems.
Cost: $100 per class of 30 students - Includes worksheets for before and during the conference
Duration: 1 hour
Times: Teachers can book the video conference at a time that suits you and your class
Bookings: Email us or call us on (02) 9385 1522

Bionics and medical technologies - Suitable for Years 10, 11 and 12

We use museum specimens and a full-sized skeleton fitted with implantable bionics to discuss medical technologies, such as pacemakers, artificial heart valves, stents, by-passes, joint replacements and cochlear implants.
Cost: $100 per class of 30 students - Includes worksheets for before and during the conference
Duration: 1 hour
Times: Teachers can book the video conference at a time that suits you and your class
Bookings: Email us or call us on (02) 9385 1522

HSC Biology revision: Maintaining a Balance

In an interactive conference, students revise key ideas from the Maintaining a Balance module from the HSC Biology course, and work through example exam-style questions.
Cost: $150 per class of 30 students - Includes pre-conference worksheets
Duration: 1 hour
Times: Teachers can book the video conference at a time that suits you and your class
Bookings: Email us or call us on (02) 9385 1522

HSC Biology revision: Blueprint of Life

In an interactive conference, students revise key ideas from the Blueprint of Life module from the HSC Biology course, and work through example exam-style questions.
Cost: $150 per class of 30 students - Includes pre-conference worksheets
Duration: 1 hour
Times: Teachers can book the video conference at a time that suits you and your class
Bookings: Email us or call us on (02) 9385 1522

HSC Biology revision: Search for Better Health

In an interactive conference, students revise key ideas from the Search for Better Health module from the HSC Biology course, and work through example exam-style questions.
Cost: $150 per class of 30 students - Includes pre-conference worksheets
Duration: 1 hour
Times: Teachers can book the video conference at a time that suits you and your class
Bookings: Email us or call us on (02) 9385 1522

HSC Biology revision: Communication

In an interactive conference, students revise key ideas from the Communication option from the HSC Biology course, and work through example long-response exam-style questions.
Cost: $150 per class of 30 students - Includes pre-conference worksheets
Duration: 1 hour
Times: Teachers can book the video conference at a time that suits you and your class
Bookings: Email us or call us on (02) 9385 1522