About 20 year 9 and 10 students from across North and North-West Tasmania, including one from Flinders Island, are spending three days immersed in everything science.
The Science Experience at the University of Tasmania exposes the students to hands-on science lab sessions with expert scientists.
On Tuesday morning they were learning how to make aspirin from scratch at the Newnham Campus.
They will also be exposed to chemistry, information and communication technology, architecture and design, agricultural science, marine science, and human health.
“We give them an idea of what they can study in science, what career options are available to them – just trying to open up their horizons,” said manager of community and student engagement at the college of science and engineering, Jeannie-Marie Leroi.
“There’s a whole range of different careers out there, and as long as you’ve got that understanding of thinking critically, thinking scientifically, those skills can stand you in good stead whatever you decide to study.”
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