Why is science important in animation? What job uses the magnetic fields hundreds of thousands of times stronger than the Earth’s and pushes the boundaries of medicine? What it’s like being a marine biologist, studying life under the sea?


Come behind the scenes in this series of short films of experts who use science to do some of the coolest jobs on the planet.


They’ll share their exciting journey, and explain how following their dreams has led them to the most amazing jobs in the world.

March 23, 2021 • 5 minutes

Cool Jobs: Animation

Participants: Beth Durack

How does an animator use science in their job? What’s it like to work behind the scenes of a cartoon show?
Check out a day in the life of animator Beth Durack as she blends creativity and science, to bring Bluey to life.

March 23, 2021 • 5 minutes

Cool Jobs: Paleontology

Participants: Espen Knutsen

Thousands of years ago dinosaurs may have ruled the land, but giant marine reptiles hunted the depths of the sea.
Take a deep drive with Queensland Museum palaeontologist Dr Espen Knutsen and discover these prehistoric monsters of the deep.

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