Our scientists can visit you virtually!
Help your students meet real scientists to help inspire them in STEM
Bring the best science communicators from across Australia to your school
Run experiments and explore data with scientists in real time
Learn about cutting edge research and how to get students involved
Meet diverse scientists while learning about a variety of research
Excite and inspire your students with stories from real scientists
Choose from topics you and your students are interested in, like:
Drop us a line and let us know what you want to learn more about
Request a free virtual incursion!*
Thanks to support from the Australian Government Department of Education through the Emerging Priorities Program, we are able to offer free incursions with our Arludo Ambassadors.
Make a booking request below and we’ll be in touch!
*One free virtual incursion per Australian Primary or Secondary School
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your virtual incursions available for Homeschoolers?
Yes! Homeschoolers are welcome to join any of our free public virtual incursions listed on DART Learning.
How many students can attend a virtual incursion session?
Our virtual incursion sessions have unlimited capacity. If you’re concerned about your class size, please send us an email at email@example.com to discuss your needs.
What time do your sessions start?
Our virtual incursions can have flexible start times to suit your group needs. In your booking request form you can provide your preferred session start time.
What do we need to connect?
- Adequate sound volume either from external speakers or your smartboard. Laptop speakers will likely not be loud enough for the whole class to hear
- A microphone so the presenter can hear the class for Q&A sessions
- A screen large enough so that the class can see the presenter
- Internet connected devices if you would like to play an Arludo game. Students can share a device (such as a tablet) to play the game, but they will need their own device (a desktop, laptop or tablet) to complete the e-worksheet after the session.
Do you collect students’ personal data?
Screens on or off?
For our private sessions, schools can choose to turn their cameras on during the session, however by default they will be off when joining.
Four our public sessions we recommend joining with cameras off, as you will be joining the session with other participants.
Microphones will always be muted when joining. Groups with a private booking can turn their microphones on at the start of the session, but in our larger public sessions we request microphones remain muted so that everyone can hear the presenter.
I have another question!
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Terms & Conditions
Virtual incursion Terms & Conditions can be found here.
How can I book a virtual incursion?
Australian Primary and Secondary schools can submit a booking request for a free virtual incursion via the form above. We offer one free virtual incursion per Australian Primary or Secondary school per calendar year.
For homeschool groups, virtual incursions can be booked via our DART Learning provider page here.
How many teachers can attend a virtual incursion session?
At least one teacher must be in the room with their group of students per session as behaviour management remains the responsibility of the teacher at all times. Teachers attend free of charge.
Can we run our virtual incursion via a platform of our choosing?
Our virtual incursions run via Zoom. Please email us at email@example.com if you require a different platform for your incursion.
Do we need any other materials or resources?
Arludo run no-mess virtual experiments, so there’s no need to raid the craft cupboard for baking soda, matches, balloons or popsticks! Our worksheets are also hosted online so there’s no need for printing.
If you would like to play an Arludo game we recommend that students either have their own device, like a computer or tablet however at the gameplay stage they can share a device and take turns at playing.
For the worksheets we recommend that all students are using their own device like a computer or tablet so that each student can complete their own work and the teacher can accurately assess learning.
Do you record virtual incursions?
Virtual sessions will not be recorded, unless previously advised.
Can I request a custom topic?
Absolutely! If you have a particular topic that you would like us to run for you please add it into the additional information field in the form above. Once we receive your request we will be in touch via email with more information.
Can I book more than one free virtual incursion with Arludo?
Thanks to funding from the Australian Government Department of Education through the Emerging Priorities Program we’re able to offer one free virtual incursion per Australian Primary or Secondary School.
If you would like to book more sessions with us, we offer two free virtual incursions with every Arludo Teacher Dashboard subscription. This gives you access to the full range of games and worksheets from Arludo for a year plus two free virtual incursions for unlimited students!
Find out more about subscribing here.