Little Scientists - Big Science

High school students learn to communicate science to primary students doing experiments

John Monash Science School (JMSS) students in Year 10 and 11 apply and are selected to participate in the “Little Scientists - Big Science” outreach program, as part of their co-curricular studies.

It’s a great way for Year 10 and 11 students to learn about communicating science concepts, as well as making science fun and engaging for a younger audience.


Year 5 and 6 students come from primary schools in Melbourne’s south-east suburbs such as Clayton, Carnegie, Oakleigh and Dingley. Primary schools send teams of 4 keen students, with a supervising teacher/parent, to JMSS on Wednesday afternoons to do experiments. Young students share their excitement for science, and are able to ask in-depth questions.

Older and younger students work together on experiments such as egg drops, to understand the effects of gravity. Little scientists work through several topics during the term, and then choose a topic or question that interests them to do their own science project. 

Little scientists return to JMSS to present their project as part of Science Exhibition Night or Science Fair.

Download an info sheet here (PDF 3.7MB)