Located at Scitech, the CSIRO Lab is part of CSIRO’s nationwide network of nine interactive science and technology education centres.
The CSIRO Lab is designed to excite and inform students and their teachers about the vital role scientific research plays in the community.
It does this through programs which enable students to experience realistic laboratory research in classes that challenge on a number of levels, including investigating, learning about materials, communicating ideas and science in society. A student's experiences in the CSIRO Lab highlight the everyday applications of scientific research from forensics to food, the environment to electronics.
Through their involvement with the CSIRO Lab, students will have the opportunity to become involved in various programs designed to help excited them about science, such as the Double Helix Science Club. They will also be given the chance to participate in real life research projects with actual scientists through the Scientists in Schools Scheme.
Scitech's mission is to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics