University of New England's Discovery Voyager stopped by Inverell Public School last week to inspire students.
The team of scientists and science educators delivered hands-on, interactive and play-based experiences, encouraging students to direct their own exploration and discovery.
Coordinator Dr Jean Holley said local students rotated through different activities and were able to experience a wide range of disciplines from chemistry, and physics, to natural history and ecology, sports science and coding.
"Our activities have been developed in collaboration with UNE researchers to highlight current ways of thinking in a range of scientific disciplines," she said.
Students participated in creative chemistry performing their own experiments to look at change of state, fizzing reactions, pH and density.
They also got to play with Busybots to learn the basics of coding. They put the bots into practice by sending robots into Mars, inside the human body and even to the bottom of the ocean.
Smart farming taught students the importance of healthy landscapes, and take measurements to monitor plant and ecosystem health.
"Eating Energetics saw students look at the energy that we obtain from food and how we can balance the energy that we take in with what we use," she said.
In Living Latin students created their own creatures and gave them names based on the system that biologists use to give things scientific names.
Plants, Poop and Pollinators encouraged students to learn about the importance of insects and other invertebrates in the environment.
Finally, Physics of Sound showed kids what sound is and use several experiments to look at the properties of sound waves.