WA’s Most Exciting Excursion Destination
NEW Education Flyer now available.
The main objective of the GDC is to provide a stimulating and engaging Science Education Program for students. We aim to inspire students to aspire to careers in Science, and to ignite a passion for Science in students of all ages. Secondary Education Programs focus on freefall experiments from the Leaning Tower, physics experiments using large equipment, Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and Science as a Human Endeavour. Students learn about our place in the Universe, and have the unique opportunity to be at the location of exciting cutting edge scientific research.
Professional Learning events are currently being planned for 2013. Details will be available shortly.
Astronomy and Rocketry incursions available. Bring science to life in your school. See flyer for details.
Teacher resources, student worksheets and lesson ideas are available in the Teacher Resources section.
To book an excursion, please return the booking form below. For further information contact (08) 9575 7577 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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John and Robin de Laeter secondary and tertiary student scholarships
The Gravity Discovery Centre (GDC) has established scholarships for secondary and tertiary science students to recognize the huge contribution to science education in Western Australia made by the late Professor John de Laeter and his wife Robin. The scholarship is designed to enable students studying science to work with scientists from Curtin University and/or University of Western Australia and staff at the Gravity Discovery Centre to plan and install an exhibit or activity which will be accessed by tens of thousands of visitors to the GDC and help motivate and educate school students visiting the Centre.
For more information and to view the winners for 2011 please visit our Scholarship page.