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About Experimentary

Building Science skills and knowledge

Experimentary is all about enquiry based learning. We make it easier than ever to get students doing experiments, so they learn not just the science context, but also how to do science. Skills and knowledge that will be invaluable to their future.

 

It all started with a TV show, called Scope…

For over 10 years, Dr Rob hosted a popular kids TV science show called Scope. During that era, Scope gained quite a following in schools, with teachers showing segments or episodes to students. Whilst this showed that there was a thirst for this kind of thing, as a TV show it was largely passive, and not interactive.

And so Experimentary was born. To make relevant, interesting, engaging science content for schools, wrap it in curriculum and most of all, ensure it was hands-on. The hope is to empower teachers and inspire students, readying them for a future where STEM skills will be all the more important.

Who’s behind all this?

Dr Rob Bell

Founder and Chief Scientist

Having cut his teeth with the CSIRO Education team before hosting the channel 10 science show Scope for over 11 years, Dr Rob developed a great knack for making science accessible, interesting, engaging and relevant.

Geoff Cooper

Founder and Chair

Geoff has worked for several free-to-air networks including the Nine Network, ABC and Network Ten. Geoff is currently the Production and Programming Manager at the Nine Network overseeing Queensland based production.

Stephen Waller

Founder and Head of Production

Stephen is a highly accomplished Producer with 15 years’ experience in broadcast television with the Nine Network and Network Ten in Brisbane. Stephen has been at the helm of Nine’s new children’s science program BrainBuzz.

Education Advisory Panel

Sue Monteath

Secondary Science Teacher

Sue currently coordinates the Aspley Science Cluster for Primary school teachers, but also has an impressive 31-year career as an active and innovative science teacher. This includes being Involved in writing Chemistry textbooks, winning awards and being the Queensland coordinator of National Science week for schools.

Louise Hoey

Primary Science Teacher

Louise is a passionate science educator with years of experience and is currently at St Stephen’s Catholic Primary School. She’s won many awards for her teaching, was one of five teachers nationally chosen for Bush Blitz Teachlive and is a long standing member and current councillor of the Science Teachers’ Association of Queensland (STAQ).

Dr Mary Rafter

Lecturer in Science Education

Mary teaches teachers and is currently at the School of Education (Uni of Qld) lecturing in the area of Science with an emphasis on the reciprocal roles with Engineering, Technology and Mathematics in enhancing human endeavour. Mary has recently (2017) co-authored a book chapter and some academic papers on the subject of inquiry based learning.

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