As part of National Science Week, more than 1000 students participated in a webcast with UK scientist Dr Chris Smith and BBC journalist Victoria Gill.
The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. Their BBC radio show has an audience of millions across the globe.
Through a collaboration of E-Schooling at the Department of Education, Scitech and SIDE primary and secondary staff, students from across Western Australia and beyond participated in interactive webcasts using the Department's Centra live conferencing system. The webcasts were produced as part of National Science Week. Questions from students were raised through the presenter, Angela Signorile from SIDE's Online Teaching and Learning team.