School of Physics and Astrophysics

Physics in the community

We run and are involved in a range of activities and events for teachers, students, corporate functions and the general public.

The Physics Outreach Team can put on interesting demonstrations at your school for science fairs, career expositions or for pure enrichment. The schools can be primary, secondary or colleges of TAFE.

The team also puts on demonstrations at school fetes, scout jamborees, shopping centres and at STAWA's Physics Day at Adventure World.

The team can also provide visits to country schools.

Bring your class to Physics

We host numerous school tours throughout the school term. See our teaching labs, talk to our researchers and technicians, conduct experiments and more!

The Physics Outreach Team can provide interesting demonstrations on the principles of physics in well equipped lecture theatres.

The team also provides a lab with four to five stations of demonstrations where small groups can manually interact with the equipment and demonstrators.

Contact Giuesppe (Joe) Coletti or Jay Jay Jegathesan if you are interested in bringing your class to UWA, or if you would like someone to come out to your school.

SPICE Program

SPICE is a secondary science teachers' enrichment program, providing interactive learning, enrichment and interaction with UWA scientists, teachers in residence program, professional development, and teaching and learning resources.

UWA Medical Physics Blog
UWA Medical Physics Blog

We blog about our activities in medical physics. Learn more about medical physics research, teaching and practice by UWA Scientists and collaborators. 

Work experience

We have a unique programme called the 'School of Physics Science Journalism Work Experience Programme' where students will interview and photograph researchers and PhD students and produce a mini-newsletter called Particles.

UWA Expo

Every year, we put on amazing (and noisy!) displays, demonstrations, lab tours, career displays and information sessions, designed especially for students thinking about studying physics at university.

Other activities

We are involved in many activities which enrich the scientific learning of secondary school students and their teachers. These are just some:


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Wednesday, 19 August, 2015 10:22 AM