Join us online direct from your classroom for a series of Virtual Labs. Discover the upcoming facilitated online programs below and book your space or check out some of our previous virtual labs delivered by scientists and researchers.
Year 7 - 12 | Register for exclusive online access to special National Science Week talks, featuring our collections staff sharing their exciting and innovative work.
What does a palaeontologist actually do? What is the best part of their job and what sort of things do you need to know to become one? Helen Ryan, technical officer of palaeontology at WA Museum, lets you in on some of the things she gets up to in her varied role as a palaeontoligist at WA Museum.
Dr Brian O’Brien was an Australian physicist whose career in space science began in the 1960s designing and launching satellites into space to measure auroras. He also pioneered the study of lunar dust during the Apollo missions, his experiments even ran on the moon! Be inspired and amazed hearing not only about Brian O'Brien's amazing scientific knowledge, but his passion for his scientific endeavours and ever-changing career that spanned 60 years in science.
Join Dr Andrew Hosie, curator of crustacea and worms at WA Museum and hear about his current research project. We'll outline the stages of crab development and how identifying crab larvae from plankton samples, then using genetic barcoding to aid in identification, might be useful in future management of our aquatic resources.
WA Museum maritime archaeologists are asking this very question through exploring the chemical make-up of glass bottle fragments found on shipwrecks to see if they can help determine where the glass came from.