Science is a Superpower
Welcome to Science is a Superpower. Here you will find our collection of easy science experiments, fun STEM activities, fascinating sci tech news and binge-worthy science videos! Whether you want to know how science can help our environment, or you are looking for a fun science project, there's something here for every budding scientist.
It’s the classic superpower. But what’s the secret to being strong? Holly learns that strength can be found in surprising places.
Asking questions is the secret to science. Join Holly as she discovers that things are not always what they seem.
Holly explores the impact of technology and social media on our brains—and learns some tricks for staying calm.
Want more power? Discover how electricity works and harness the power of the wind.
Can kindness be a superpower? Sometimes small acts of kindness have big impacts. Holly learns how her choices can change the wider world.
Easy science experiments and activities
Constellations in a cup
Hold a galaxy in your hands, with this constellation in a cup activity. Ask a grown up for some help, so you can enjoy the projections together!
Let's make a rainbow
There is more than meets the eye with this experiment. Use some household items to pull apart colour and create some gorgeous art.
Make your own ball run!
Why does an apple fall from a tree? Or a spin top spin? Or a ball roll or bounce?
Binge-worthy science videos
Triceratops: Dino experts review the Jurassic Park series
Two world leading dinosaur experts discuss how realistic the dinosaurs are in Jurassic Park?
Can data be beautiful?
Discover how visualisations can display data in stunning ways that make climate change easy to understand.
What's involved in conservation
From wedding dresses to meteorites, our Conservation team protect and preserve over 15 million objects in Museums Victoria's collection. This episode of Discover takes a look at how they do it!
Sci tech news and stories
How poo shapes a city (and other scatalogical stories)
What do Melbourne’s laneways, the Spotswood Pumping Station at Scienceworks, and termite mounds all have in common?
Eight myths about snakes
Some common misconceptions, and what you can do to keep snakes out of your yard.
The champion of dinosaur discovery
Australia’s megafauna were unique, and included giant marsupials, huge flightless birds and giant reptiles.
Free science lessons and project ideas
STEM and Innovation
Read about Australia's first computer, take a virtual scavenger hunt and contemplate past and future innovations
We have put together a range of ocean themed resources and activities for school students to dive into during National Science Week.
Stars, galaxies and the universe
Years 9 and 10
A series of activities including making a star map, a quiz on Black Holes and exploring the evolution of the universe
Forests and their secrets
Connect with nature mindfully, take a virtual tour of the Forest Gallery or dive into classification and food web activities
Featuring Holly Ransom
Holly is a globally renowned content curator, speaker, master questioner and the CEO of Emergent. In 2017, Sir Richard Branson’s nominated Holly for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of Future Game Changers. The Australian Financial Review has also recognised Holly by naming her among Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women. Holly fights complexity with curiosity, apathy with empowerment and fear with facts. Her new book, The Leading Edge: Dream big, spark change and become the leader the world needs you to be, helps people harness their leadership potential by asking better questions, thinking beyond biased answers and building collective momentum for change.