Home School Workshops
Scitech CSIRO Lab Workshops cater for home school children aged 4 to 16 years old, with a variety of workshop topics on offer to ensure there's something for everyone.
Learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) in an engaging environment. Practice skills, explore ideas and build self-esteem and confidence as you make new friends with likeminded peers.
Home school: States of Matter
Solids, liquids and gases can be very intriguing when conducting hands-on experiments. Students compare particle behaviour and properties of materials, identify physical changes and explore unusual substances including slime. Curriculum links: Chemical Sciences, Science Inquiry Skills, Science as a Human Endeavour.
Participants will receive a certificate at the completion of the workshop. Maximum 25 students.
|When||Thursday 14 February|
|Time||9:30am – 11:00am|
|Ages||6 - 8 years|
|Cost||Members $10, Non-members $12|
|Location||CSIRO Lab at Scitech|
Home school: STEM Investigators series
This exciting 10-week series offers a broad range of experiences across Scitech, including:
• Hands-on experimenting in CSIRO Lab
• Design and engineering challenges The Tinkering Space in Rio Tinto Innovation Central
• Structured exploration of the feature exhibition Map Your World
• A spectacular live show in the Chevron Science Theatre
The series will have a strong focus on inquiry-based learning, with opportunities to:
• Build on skills acquired each week and consolidate previous learning
• Investigate using specialist scientific equipment
• Collect and analyse data
• Design solutions to real-world STEM challenges
• Work as part of a team with like-minded peers
Participants will receive a certificate at the completion of the series. Maximum 20 students.
|When||Fridays, 1 March – 17 May (full schedule below)|
|Time||1:00pm – 2:30pm|
|Ages||8 - 16 years|
|Cost||Members $100, Non-members $120|
|1||1 March||Welcome and States of Matter||CSIRO Lab|
|2||8 March||Ozobots – Colour Coding||CSIRO Lab|
|3||15 March||Map Your World and Theatre Show||The Chevron Science Theatre|
|4||22 March||Geochemists at Work||CSIRO Lab|
|5||29 March||Flight Challenge||The Tinkering Space|
|6||5 April||Inquiry Maths – Nature’s Secret Code||CSIRO Lab|
|7||12 April||AI machine learning||The Tinkering Space|
|School Holiday Break|
|8||3 May||littleBits Designers||CSIRO Lab|
|9||10 May||littleBits Designers Level 2||CSIRO Lab|
|10||17 May||Light Energy Action and Conclusion||CSIRO Lab|
*For all sessions, participants are to meet by 1:00pm on the landing outside the CSIRO Lab.
See our range of Summer Holiday Workshops to keep children STEM-engaged over the school holidays!
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