Inspiring a passion for STEM through the power of film


Thanks to the Toyota Community Trust, we are providing schools with access to SCINEMA films and education resources to help teachers strengthen their STEM teaching skills and inspire students to think critically about how STEM impacts their daily lives.


SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest single event of National Science Week. In 2019, 1388 screenings were held to an overall audience of more than 100,000.


About the SCINEMA Teachers Engaging Pupils (STEP) project


This project will provide professional development workshops for teachers in West Melbourne and beyond to discover interesting new ways to better engage students in STEM through the power of film. Sessions will equip you with the skills and confidence to deliver engaging SCINEMA activities suitable for both classroom and remote learning.


Sessions and Workshops


There are three ways in which you and your school can get involved in this project:


  • Attend a virtual PD session: Learn effective ways to engage students in STEM using SCINEMA films and educational resources which are all mapped to the Australian National Curriculum. Ask questions and get involved in a discussion about STEM education in your community – This event has now passed but you can watch the recording here.


  • Host a class workshop: Get your students to participate in a virtual series of  SCINEMA workshops hosted by our Education Specialist. We will use the power of film to elicit a passion for STEM while connecting scientific concepts to the real world – These are all now available here.


  • Host a community screening: Throughout August (including National Science Week) you can run your own SCINEMA film festival. All you need is a screen, laptop, access to the internet and a curious audience ready to embrace the wonders of science – popcorn optional, but highly recommended – Sign up here to access the playlists now.

While you wait…

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This project is proudly supported by

SCINEMA is part of National Science Week

 supported by the Australian Government