Young scientists at Deepwater Public School, north of Glen Innes donned white lab coats, wielded magnifying glasses, and peered through microscopes as they tried to unravel the secrets of the universe.
The University of New England's Science Discovery Bus had come to visit.
Students tested soil acidity, hunted pollinators in the garden, and examined bees and butterflies under a microscope.
They investigated how our ears hear sound, and how sound waves travel through vibrations. And a chemical show that popped, exploded, banged, and foamed wowed them.
“The visit was highly educational,” acting principal Rosh Mercer said. “It met national-based science outcomes, and provided our students with a taste of science careers beyond school.”
Perhaps the next Einstein or Darwin will come from Deepwater – but one thing’s for sure: these kids didn’t find science a Bohr.