COVID-19 Note

Please note that due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, our PrimeSCI! presenters are currently not visiting schools. Instead, all incursions for Term 4 2020 are provided online as a live and interactive Virtual Incursions for classrooms. 

At Swinburne, we offer interactive on-site classroom lessons for primary schools, designed for maximum hands-on participation. These one-hour sessions are run by our partner PrimeSCI at your school or venue.

There are sessions for all class levels across biology, chemistry, physics, robotics, astronomy, geography and earth sciences.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, PrimeSCI! will be providing live-streamed Zoom workshops to classrooms in Term 4. The live and interactive workshops are scheduled to run for a minimum of 40 minutes and include exciting demonstrations, hands-on activities to follow in the classroom, interactive polls, and the opportunity to ask science questions to be answered by our PrimeSCI! presenters. 

PrimeSCI! can provide the school with an Activities Kit with all the consumables and equipment required for each classroom hands-on activity (fees apply).


  1. Demonstration-only PrimeSCI! Virtual Incursions with one presenter
    PrimeSCI! will run a demonstration-only online sessions. Instructions will be provided for you to lead the hands-on science activities in your own class time.
    Cost: $200 +GST for 60 students
    Consumables: $60 +GST for PrimeSCI! Consumable Kits for up to 60 students (optional).

  2. Regular PrimeSCI! Virtual Incursion with two presenters
    The lesson includes live demonstrations and hands-on activities for the class to follow.
    Cost: $350 + GST for 60 students
    Consumables: $60 +GST for PrimeSCI! Consumable Kits for up to 60 students (optional).

  3. Regular On-site PrimeSCI! Incursion
    Based on COVID-19 restrictions at the time. Please contact the PrimeSCI! Office for our full list of science lessons.
    Cost: $470 + GST for minimum 2 hr booking


Help the Three Little Piggies choose better building materials! Become a Material Scientist to learn about the different properties of ordinary and amazing materials. What happens when we change the shape of materials?

This delightful hands-on session will draw children into the world of chemistry and engineering as they explore the phenomena of dissolving, crystallisation, and make colourful discoveries with materials sourced from around the house.

Explore how planet Earth’s temperature, atmosphere and water cycle make it ideal for supporting life. Make your own planet in a cup and watch it transform at home!

This activity-filled and noisy session is designed to help children discover for themselves the fundamentals of sound and light as they manipulate these two energies.

Our lives are changing because of something we cannot see - but the unseen have always been around, and we have found ways of living with them on our amazing planet. Explore the incredible world of microbes (and viruses), the impact they have on our everyday life, and understand why we must do the things we are asked to do now, to protect ourselves and one another.

It's time to dust off your fidget spinners and yo-yos or make your own, pre-session! This fast-paced session will frame student understanding of forces and how they interact. Learn the role of gravity, friction and magnetism in making objects move faster than the speed of sound.

Big ideas like conduction, convection and radiation are learnt through play as children uncover the heat in everyday things like keeping doors closed, wearing jumpers and hot air balloons.

Explore the world of plastics and go beyond looking at plastics as just waste materials that can be recycled. Make your own slime, shrink some plastic and discover more about these useful materials.

Discover the hidden life in our creeks and rivers. Learn about the impact from humans and the simple things we can all do to keep freshwater habitats healthy. Presented by the Healthy Rivers, Healthy Bay Team.  Book online at

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