Physics outreach

We are enthusiastic about improving the quality of physics education across Australia, helping today's students become tomorrow's physicists.

The Research School of Physics and Engineering offers a variety of outreach activities for high school students. We encourage you to come onto campus and visit our world class laboratories.

Our physicists can also present at schools, online or on-campus on a number of topics, including nanotechnology, classical physics, quantum science and relativity. Presentations can be tailored to suit the current curriculum and meet the requirements of science teachers.

ANU Extension

ANU Extension provides on-campus university-level physics education for year 11 and 12 students in the ACT.

This course begins to address the fundamental questions we have about science and includes an engaging experimental program, providing a pathway into undergraduate physical science and engineering programs.

Find out more about ANU extension »

Getting involved with Physics

School visits

The ANU science outreach program offers numerous interactive physics experiences for high school students both on and off campus.

Flipping the classroom

MeriSTEM aims to change the way students learn and teachers teach by providing schools with videos, questions, exercises and projects that empower teachers.

Minilabs experiments

We have developed a range of experiments and equipment for use in teaching optics, photonics and electronics at high school through university level.

Lecture demonstrations

We have a large number of physics demonstrations available to help liven up the student experience in the lecture hall or class room.

Women in science

Encouraging diversity in science, these wall posters celebrate the contribution of some world class female scientists.


Outreach contact

(02) 612 52824

Deputy Director (Education)

(02) 612 59973

MeriSTEM contact

(02) 612 50974