Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV) makes it possible for Year 9 and 10 students in Victoria to access specialised STEM subjects through a virtual classroom.
ESV would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we meet, the Wurunjeri and Boonwurrung people,
among the very first scientists and engineers to tread and work on Australian soil, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Broadcast from a purpose - built studio on the campus of John Monash Science School, Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV) makes it possible for Year 9 and 10 students to access specialised STEM subjects through a virtual classroom.
ESV offers a number of different courses each semester, with new subjects and topics added regularly. Each course is delivered live through our virtual classroom.
In Frontiers of Physics, students journey through the Universe where they explore the phenomenon of black holes, quasars, dark matter and dark energy. We discuss how stars, the solar system and other objects are formed and link this to the likelihood of life existing on these objects.
In this course, students will explore the world of fractals, multiple dimensions, irrational numbers and their relationship with the natural world, the mathematics of paper folding and topology, the nature of mathematics itself, as well as the complexities of infinity.
Big Ideas in Neuroscience will tackle what we already know about the brain and how cutting edge technologies are changing this, using a mix of videos, discussion, practical activities, guest speakers, group and individual work.
Bioinformatics explores how we use technology to understand DNA and genetic codes. Students will examine the structure and function of the cell, DNA and proteins, the development and uses of genetic technology.
Climate change is a complex issue that is very difficult for us to solve for reasons such as incomplete or contradictory scientific data, the number of people and opinions involved (including Fake News!), economic and political factors, and the interconnected nature of these issues with other problems.
As our society continues to use energy at an ever increasing rate we are being forced to think carefully about where we get our energy from and how we make the most effective use of it. Join us in learning about existing and possible future alternative energy sources and how these might help us build a more sustainable future.
Have you ever wondered how medical diagnostic equipment work? Why is an MRI preferred over an X-ray in the diagnosis of knee injuries? Why are pregnant women advised against having X-rays? Why does the heartbeat result in spikes on a monitor? These are some of the questions that are explored in the medical physics course.
Have you ever wondered how Australia’s first people incorporated science and technology into their culture? In this course we will explore how the traditions, culture and stories of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people embedded within them a deep understanding of how the world around them worked.
Our state-of-the-art virtual classroom makes engaging, collaborative and inclusive learning available to all students - regardless of their geographic location or socio-economic situation. Students collaborate online using shared documents and use video cameras and headsets to interact with classmates and teachers.
Our free ESV Information Sessions allow teachers to experience a sample of the classes and courses on offer through Emerging Sciences Victoria, and provide an opportunity to ask questions about teaching and learning through our virtual classroom.
With support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training, ESV courses are affordable, accessible and made available to all students currently studying in Victoria, regardless of their geographic location.
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