Find answers to your questions and more information about the STEM in Schools virtual classroom and classroom activities.

Virtual classroom

What time is the virtual classroom and how long will it run for?

  • The one-hour virtual classroom will be held for schools across Australia at 11.30 AEST | 9.30 AWST | 11.00 ACST on Friday, 18 August 2017. This timing should allow all Australian time zones to take part in the virtual classroom.

How do I enrol in the virtual classroom?

  • In order to participate in the virtual classroom, please enrol your class as soon as possible using the link from your information pack. After enrolling, you will receive a confirmation to the email address entered on the enrolment form with information on how to join the virtual classroom. You will also receive a reminder email the day before the event and on the day. More information on the STEM in Schools event is available on the STEM in Schools website.

How can I submit student questions to the panel?

  • The virtual classroom will give your students an opportunity to ask the panel of space professionals about their work. Ahead of the event, please email your students' questions to by Friday 11 August for consideration. Please note that while we will try to get to as many student questions as possible, we cannot guarantee your school's questions will be answered.

Can my students connect on individual devices?

  • As we have a limited number of places in the webinar, we suggest that schools bring classes together in one room to attend the virtual classroom. Unfortunately, there is not capacity for students or multiple classes to log in on separate devices.

What system will be used for the virtual classroom?

  • We'll be using the GoToWebinar platform. The GoToWebinar website has a range of support documentation to help you get access, including a test session. You can access the test session at GoToWebinar - Join a test session

What should I do if I can't access the virtual classroom on the day?

  • If you experience trouble connecting to GoToWebinar on the day, you may wish to share with your students our compilation of videos and resources that showcase science and scientists from the Australian and International space industry. A recording of the virtual classroom will be available on our website after the event.

Classroom activities

What do I need to do for the classroom activity?

  • Below we've put together a list of suggested classroom activities that your school can run after the STEM in Schools virtual classroom. Other activities can be designed by your school to suit the time and resources available, and can be very simple. Suggested STEM in Schools classroom activities include:
  • Your school might also consider running a classroom activity from the Australian Science Teachers Association teacher resource book for National Science Week 2017
  • If you are matched with a STEM professional, you'll need to get in touch with them before the event to decide on a suitable activity and how they can help you deliver it.

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