The Science Roadshow is a volunteer program that involves a group of RMIT students travelling to regional schools over a period of one week.
VISUAL: Science Roadshow. RMIT students visit regional schools to perform science shows and workshops to inspire and excite the next generation to study science. RMIT University logo.
VISUAL: Megan Mundy speaking to the camera. Title at bottom of screen reads: Megan Mundy, Peer Mentor Co ordinator, RMIT University.
Megan Mundy: So the science roadshow is where a bunch of university students and myself head to the country for a week and we visit four different schools in the area.
VISUAL: Video of the front entrance garden and single level school buildings in the background. A sign in front of the school buildings reads: Welcome to Birchip P 12 School with an arrow pointing to the right of the screen giving direction to the Administration Office.
VISUAL: Three RMIT science student volunteers (two males and one female) standing behind a car window. The camera is inside the car looking directly at the students. They smile and open the car’s rear window. The female in the centre reaches in and pulls out a large clear plastic tub filled with their materials.
Megan Mundy: The aim of the program is to generate enthusiasm ...
VISUAL: Four RMIT students are carrying bags and plastic tubs of science equipment from the car in the carpark into the school buildings of Birchip P 12 School in the background.
Megan Mundy: ... for science with students from ...
VISUAL: Close up of a class of Prep students sitting on the floor and listening to someone speaking who is off screen. Many are smiling and laughing and a couple at the back are raising their arms with a question. The camera is side on to them.
Megan Mundy: ... Prep to 12 so there’s more likelihood that they’ll ...
VISUAL: Close up as camera pans across a group of younger students (probably kindergarten age) who are standing in the classroom looking at Megan Mundy who is speaking to them and wearing a bright dotty lab coat. Standing beside Megan is a male RMIT student volunteer and he steps into view at the right of screen.
Megan Mundy: ... go on to study science when they finish Year 12. We’ve been able to get ...
VISUAL: Camera pans across classroom with high school students standing around three tables each have an RMIT student standing beside the table speaking to the students. The tables have items on them related to science experiments.
Megan Mundy: ... funding from Boeing for a number of years which has meant that we can ...
VISUAL: The six RMIT students (three males and three females) walking towards and past the camera along a covered walkway in the school. They are all wearing black t shirts with RMIT University’s logo on it and which read: Science with Real Discovery and one male student’s shirt reads Science Rocks.
Megan Mundy: ... go to rural areas like Birchip, Wycheproof and Donald.
VISUAL: Michelle Lee speaking to the camera. Title at the bottom of the screen reads: Michelle Lee, Teacher, Birchip P 12 School.
Michelle Lee: We live considerable distance from major centres so it means that our kids have access to ...
VISUAL: Close up of RMIT male student volunteer, Ricko, wearing the Science Rocks t shirt speaking to students who are off screen, camera is side on to him. The camera pans down his body, he is holding a bottle of blue liquid (contents unknown) and is wearing his RMIT name badge which reads Ricko. There are four small plastic cups in front of his on the table, each with different coloured contents.
Michelle Lee: ... visiting programs and specialist people to spread the ‘science is fun’ message.
VISUAL: Deborah Crockett speaking to the camera. Title at the bottom of the screen reads: Deborah Crockett, Teacher, Wycheproof P 12 College.
Deborah Crockett: Students at the school, there’s about 121 from Prep to Year 12 so we’re very small.
VISUAL: Camera is outside classroom looking through window at Megan Mundy who is sitting at a table with about five primary students sitting on the other side of the table listening to her. On the table are three plastic cups with coloured liquid inside them – blue, yellow and green.
Deborah Crockett: Being so isolated ...
VISUAL: Close up of Megan’s hand wearing a plastic glove stirring a brown liquid in a plastic cup in the centre of the table. A couple of the children’s hands can be seen leaning on the table beside them.
Deborah Crockett: ... we try and get our kids to ...
VISUAL: Camera is on the other side of the table, behind three students’ backs looking at Megan Mundy who is pointing at a plastic cup filled with liquid to make a lava lamp. The children are stooped down at eye level with the cup to see the experiment (lava lamp) inside the cup.
Deborah Crockett: ... experiment as much as we can but ...
VISUAL: Close up of the lava lamp experiment in the plastic cup. Megan’s finger points at a bubble as it moves through the blue liquid from the bottom of the cup to the top which has oil sitting on the surface of the blue liquid. In the background, a young female student is looking over the edge of the table with eyes wide in wonder.
Deborah Crockett: ... cost wise, it's very expensive.
VISUAL: Michael Vuong speaking to the camera. The title at the bottom of the screen reads: Michael Vuong, Student, RMIT University.
Michael Vuong: We start off with the science show where we perform some magic tricks ...
VISUAL: Ricko, wearing cow print lab coat and a female RMIT student standing at the front of a classroom of students who are off screen. Ricko is pouring red liquid from one flask into another and is holding it up in front of his face as he pours.
Michael Vuong: ... and explain the science behind each of them.
VISUAL: Close up of an RMIT male student’s hands gathering together a pile of alka seltzer on a table and placing the powder into a plastic film canister.
Michael Vuong: So we set off some alka seltzer rockets.
Unidentified Female RMIT Student: All of that gas that’s been ...
VISUAL: Two film canister containers (filled with the alka seltzer) are sitting on a plate on a table. In the background are six school students sitting on the floor of the classroom watching, smiling and laughing.
Unidentified Female RMIT Student: ... created builds up inside the little ...
VISUAL: Close up of the two film canisters sitting on the plate, camera is now at a different angle and three of the RMIT students are in the background sitting to the side of the room watching the experiment. The containers pop.
Unidentified Female RMIT Student: ... container. Ready?
VISUAL: The two film canisters pop into the air and the six school students (as seen previously sitting on the floor) scream and laugh; two cover their heads but are still laughing.
VISUAL: Close up of at least four students’ legs standing on top of an upturned school desk, two RMIT students wearing animal print lab coats (one is Ricko) are holding the legs at the edge of the table to support it. Coloured balloons can be seen almost squashed flat under the table. Other students are sitting on the floor around the table watching.
Michael Vuong: Get kids to stand on top of a table with balloons.
VISUAL: Another group of school students (possibly six) are standing on the upturned table on top of balloons. The camera is side on to them and is focusing on their legs. To the left of the screen are other school students sitting on the floor watching. The balloons all pop and the desk lowers to the floor.
VISUAL: Close up of a group of school students (as seen earlier in the video) laughing as they react to the balloons popping.
VISUAL: Close up of RMIT male student wearing cow print lab coat and science rocks t shirt touching the top of a group of nails (possibly 50 or more) sticking up out of a piece of wood about 30cm by 30cm.
Michael Vuong: And have one of the teachers ...
VISUAL: A female teacher, Michelle Lee, sits on the square of nails as male and female RMIT students standing at the front of the room do a countdown (3, 2, 1 using their fingers).
Michael Vuong: ... stand on a bed of nails.
VISUAL: Close up of Michelle Lee’s face as she laughs while sitting on the nails.
VISUAL: A group of nine male and female school students (possibly 12 – 13 year olds) sitting on the classroom floor looking and laughing at someone who is off screen.
Michelle Lee: When you came today and ...
VISUAL: Close up of a male RMIT student filling a balloon with air from a hand pump.
Michelle Lee: ... all of a sudden you were starting to talk about ...
VISUAL: Students are sitting on the classroom floor watching as a male and female RMIT student release two balloons with some sort of propeller attached to the tail into the air and the two balloons fly up towards the ceiling of the classroom, the camera pans up towards the ceiling.
Michelle Lee: ... chemical reactions and blowing things, I could just ...
VISUAL: A group of kindergarten students sitting on the classroom floor, most have their backs to the camera watching an RMIT student who is at the front of them but off screen. At the back of the group, two boys have turned to look behind them towards the camera at something off screen, they are smiling at each other.
Michelle Lee: ... see their eyes going ...
VISUAL: Michelle Lee speaking to the camera and smiling.
Michelle Lee: ... this is the best science ever.
VISUAL: Close up of a kindergarten female student standing beside Ricko (wearing a cow print lab coat). The camera is side on to the student and Ricko has his back to the camera. In the background are other school students, sitting on the floor, watching and laughing.
Deborah Crockett: It was really lovely to have the Kindy kids ...
VISUAL: The same kindergarten female student is standing at the front of the classroom holding a long blue balloon, another person is just off screen holding a long orange balloon. The rest of the students are sitting on the floor watching and giving a count down. As the balloons are released into the air, they fly quickly to the back of the classroom at the group of students. The students are laughing and squealing.
Deborah Crockett: ... up this morning and they were very excited ...
VISUAL: A group of Kindergarten students walking through a door being held open by an RMIT female student to the outside garden.
Deborah Crockett: ... when they came back down the hill. I popped in to the ...
VISUAL: Close up of Megan standing behind a table which is surrounded by students watching her as she is speaking and holding up a bottle of blue liquid in one hand and a clear plastic cup half filled with the blue liquid in the other hand.
Deborah Crockett: ... 4/5/6s and they were ...
VISUAL: Camera is behind the students looking between their arms towards Megan standing and speaking with the blue and yellow liquids in bottles and plastic cups on the table in the background.
Deborah Crockett: ... so engaged.
Megan Mundy: It’s great for them to ...
VISUAL: Close up of three students (two females and one male) looking intently down at something on a table which is off screen.
Megan Mundy: ... have lots of interaction ...
VISUAL: An RMIT female student standing between two female high school students and speaking with them.
Megan Mundy: ... with students ...
VISUAL: Close up of a female school student using an eyedropper to mix a white liquid which is in a small plastic container sitting on a table. There are three other plastic containers beside this filled with other coloured liquids. Another male school student is leaning on the table beside her.
Megan Mundy: ... from university and find out ...
VISUAL: Close up of the faces of the female and male students as they look down at what they are doing on the table, which is off screen.
Megan Mundy: ... what it’s like studying science.
Michael Vuong: After the science show, we run ...
VISUAL: Camera pans across four rows of three plastic cups in each row sitting on a table. There is a different coloured liquid in each of the cups and most of the cups have paddle pop sticks sitting in the liquid inside.
Michael Vuong: ... smaller workshops for the kids to have a go.
VISUAL: Close up of a school student’s hand above a plastic cup. Green slimy liquid is dripping from their fingertips back into the plastic cup below.
Michael Vuong: Some of these workshops ...
VISUAL: Screen splits into four different videos. The top two are of the same student at a different stage of the same experiment – top left video is of her pouring water from a jug into a plastic cup. Another plastic cup filled with water is at the front of the screen. The video on the top right has a student, off screen, dropping green food dye into the water in the cup at the front and the student in the background is still unscrewing the lid of her food dye bottle. The two videos on the bottom of the screen are the same experiment but a few seconds apart. The same male student can be seen in both videos sitting at the end of the table watching the experiment. The video on the bottom left has oil being poured from a bottle into a cup of green water. The video on the bottom right has a lot more oil on the surface of the green liquid which is in the cup.
Michael Vuong: ... includes freaky fluids where we make the lava lamps ...
VISUAL: Ricko (wearing cow print lab coat) is sitting at a table speaking to students who are standing around watching him. He is wearing plastic gloves and conducting the storm in the saucer experiment. On the table in front of him are two cartons of milk, bottles of different coloured food dye and a saucer with milk in it.
Michael Vuong: ... out of oil and water; a storm in a saucer ...
VISUAL: Screen splits into four different videos of close ups of the same storm in a saucer experiment. The video on the top left of screen is of milk being poured into a saucer. The video on the top right of screen is of two food dye bottles, blue dye is being dropped back into the bottle and a dropper is sitting in the green dye bottle. The video on the bottom left of the screen is of a couple of drops of red dye being added to the milk in the saucer. The video on the bottom right is of a red and blue dye blob sitting in the saucer of milk. A drop of dishwashing liquid is placed on top of the saucer and causes the red and blue drop to spread out and run to the sides of the saucer.
Michael Vuong: ... where we have dishwashing liquid; and we get them to make ...
VISUAL: Female school student is pouring green slime from one plastic cup to another.
Michael Vuong: ... slime, as well, with cornflour. There’s a food analysis ...
VISUAL Screen splits into four different videos from the food analysis workshop. The video on the top left is of three young students standing around a table looking at the RMIT student who is off screen. The video on the top right is of someone’s hand as they transfer drops of orange liquid (possibly orange juice) from a large plastic cup into a smaller plastic container with a dropper. The video on the bottom left is of a person’s hand squirting the contents of a dropper onto a white substance in a plastic cup. The video on the bottom right is of a student using an eye dropper to squirt a red liquid into a plastic cup.
Michael Vuong: ... workshop where we test different foods for nutrients ...
VISUAL: Close up of the RMIT student’s hands holding a dropper over a plastic cup filled with brown solution. Three young male school students are looking intently at a container filled with this brown solution.
Michael Vuong: ... like vitamin C and protein and ...
VISUAL: Students sitting on the classroom floor playing with various child friendly circuit boards. One of the RMIT students (Michael Vuong) is sitting on the floor with a group of students setting up the circuit board.
Michael Vuong: ... also electronic workshops where we get ...
VISUAL: Close up of two school students sitting on the floor around a circuit board, looking down at what they are working on, which is off screen.
Michael Vuong: ... kids to put circuits together and ...
VISUAL: Close up of the students’ hands as they build the circuit board.
Michael Vuong: ... learn about electronics.
VISUAL: Megan Mundy speaking to the camera.
Megan Mundy: It’s really easy for students to get involved in ...
VISUAL: Video of Ricko wearing the cow print lab coat writing on the white board at the front of the classroom, camera is side on to him.
Megan Mundy: ... these science roadshows. All they need ...
VISUAL: Close up of a male RMIT student wearing army cams print lab coat speaking to a group of students (most are off screen) sitting around a table with him.
Megan Mundy: ... to do, here, is have a passion for sharing science ..
VISUAL: Video of female RMIT student standing at a workbench speaking to some students who are off screen.
Megan Mundy: ... and also have a background in studying ...
VISUAL: Video of Michael Vuong sitting in a circle on the floor with other school students and holding a ping pong ball in his left hand. The male student sitting beside the RMIT student is placing his finger on the ping pong ball.
Megan Mundy: ... a science, health or engineering ...
VISUAL: Same video as before camera is focused on a close up of the boy’s finger touching the ping pong ball as it lights up red.
Megan Mundy: ... degree.
VISUAL: Christian McKersie speaking to the camera. The title at the bottom of the screen reads: Christine McKersie, Principal, Wycheproof P 12 College.
Christine McKersie: Having RMIT come along and run some exciting and engaging science shows is a great way to get students ...
VISUAL: Close up of students sitting on the classroom floor around a circuit board which is inside a box titled Brain Box. One of the students is moving their finger across a page of notes in a spiral bound plastic folder, probably the instructions.
Christine McKersie: ... thinking about science and what ...
VISUAL: Video of Michael Vuong wearing a pink lab coat sitting at a table with young school students watching him pour cornflour into a plastic cup with blue dye liquid.
Christine McKersie: ... they can do in science.
Michael Vuong: Other than teaching young kids ...
VISUAL: Michael Vuong speaking to camera.
Michael Vuong: ... it’s actually quite fun to ..
VISUAL: Photograph of the six RMIT student volunteers standing in front of a painted street art wall in a school.
Michael Vuong: ... meet new people ...
VISUAL: Same image as before but now students change their pose by pointing in different directions.
Michael Vuong: ... and ...
VISUAL: Same image as before but now students change their pose by standing with fingers on their face in a thinking pose.
Michael Vuong: ... have hands on ...
VISUAL: Photograph of the six RMIT students sitting around a dining table eating a meal and smiling at the camera.
Michael Vuong: ... experience with ...
VISUAL: Photograph of the six RMIT students smiling at the camera and standing in front of the entrance driveway to a motel they stayed in during part of the roadshow, the sun is low in the sky, probably dusk.
Michael Vuong: ... the rest of the RMIT students.
VISUAL: Michael Vuong standing behind a table covered in a black cloth with RMIT University’s logo on it at the front of a classroom and conducting an experiment in front of a group of school children sitting on the floor. Megan Mundy is also standing at the front asking the children to clap and then they all clap.
VISUAL: Close up of the children sitting on the classroom floor laughing, clapping and looking at the RMIT student who is in front of them but off screen, camera is side on to them.
Megan Mundy: When I see the joy on the kids’ faces ...
VISUAL: Megan Mundy speaking to the camera.
Megan Mundy: ... it really reminds me that science is pretty incredible.
VISUAL: Special thanks to ... Our student volunteers: Amanda McKenzie, Kartini Beghin, Michael Vuong, Ricko Suryadinata and Rodolfo Maia. Birchip P 12 College, Wycheproof P 12 College and all the schools we have visited in the past. And Boeing Australia for their continued support on this program. RMIT University logo.
VISUAL: RMIT University Logo and website www.rmit.edu.au.
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