Phiggles the Flying Scientist

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Phiggles the Flying Scientist is a science teacher named Phill Higgins from Churchill in Gippsland. Every year he flys his plane to some of the remotest areas in Australia and runs a hands-on science program for children in the Outback.

According to the Australia Post sponsored website:

Phill…covered more than 11,000km and visited seven stations and small schools, working with the School of the Air in Derby and Carnarvon.

To watch some video of Phill’s outback visits or learn some more, check out:


There is an outback tour science quiz or you can ask Phill a science question of your own.