CSIRO Lab Workshops

Throughout the year, we hold engaging workshops in our CSIRO Lab for young scientists.

Scitech CSIRO Lab Workshops cater for children aged 4 to 16 years old, with a variety of workshop topics on offer to ensure there's something for everyone. 

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STEM Lab Workshops - Over the Holidays

All workshops have 20 spots and are held in the CSIRO Lab unless stated otherwise.

For Young People - from 10 to 15 years 

Arduino for Beginners Monday 25 Sep

Strictly limited 10 spots per workshop

Learn about Arduino, the brain for DIY robotics and programming projects. Learn coding and use it to create a Morse code machine, and take home your DFRobot Beginner kit for Arduino (valued at $75).

Times Monday 25 Sep
10.00 am – 11.30 am Ages 10-11  SOLD OUT
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm Ages 12-15 SOLD OUT


Members: $80.00
Non-members: $90.00

Book now

Aquatic Bio-indicators Thursday 28 Sep

Limited 20 spots per workshop

A bio-indicator is a living organism that indicates health of an ecosystem. Learn how to assess aquatic environments by looking for bio-indicator species. Amy Priemus (Dolphin Secrets) will teach us how to take swamp life from under the microscope and onto the big screen by making a short film that we can take home.

Times Thursday 28 Sep
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 10-13

Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00

Book now

Slime Designers29 & 30 Sep / 2 & 3 Oct

Limited 20 spots per workshop

Investigate the properties of various materials, identify physical changes and explore unusual substances. Use your new knowledge to design your own slime to take home.

Times Saturday 30 Sep
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 11-15

Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00

Book now

Coding, gaming,  animation, film and sound at SAE Creative Media Institute7 & 8 Oct

Limited 25 spots per workshop
Come to SAE Creative Media Institute in Northbridge for this exclusive opportunity find out about future STEM careers and have a go at using industry standard software and equipment. Participate in a day of workshops including game making, animation, film making and audio production. Includes a light lunch. 

Times Saturday 7 Oct
10.00am – 3.00pm Ages 12-15

Members: $45.00
Non-members: $50.00

Book now

STEM Girls7 Oct / 4 Nov / 2 Dec

Limited 20 spots per workshop

Join us on the first Saturday of each month to investigate various science, technology, engineering and maths topics. Meet new friends as you take on challenges, and explore STEM through hands-on activities. Designed for girls aged 10 to 16 years old. Book into your favourite topic or come along to all of them.

  Dates and Times Topic Girls only  
Saturday 7 Oct
3.30pm – 4.45pm
Explore light with Emmaline Ages 10-16 Book now
Saturday 4 Nov
3.30pm – 4.45pm
Sewable electronics with Claire Ages 10-16 Book now
Saturday 2 Dec
3.30pm – 4.45pm
Holiday science gifts Ages 10-16 Book now

Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00

• Scitech strives to provide opportunities for girls and young women that cater to their interests and enable them to socialise with other like-minded peers. Most of our STEM workshops are available to girls and boys to work together and share their passion for STEM.

This year we have added a range of girls-only sessions, as research shows that some girls and young women become more engaged with science, technology and mathematics when single-gender classes are offered.

 


For Children - up to 11 years

Arduino for Beginners Monday 25 Sep

Strictly limited 10 spots per workshop

Learn about Arduino, the brain for DIY robotics and programming projects. Learn coding and use it to create a Morse code machine, and take home your DFRobot Beginner kit for Arduino (valued at $75).

Times Monday 25 Sep
10.00 am – 11.30 am Ages 10-11 SOLD OUT

Members: $80.00
Non-members: $90.00

Book now

Volcanic Geology 26 Sep & 27 Sep

Limited 20 spots per workshop

Calling all junior volcanologists. You will learn about the amazing rocks that are formed by volcanoes and then investigate their properties. Take home your very own volcanic rock. Back by popular demand.

Times Tuesday 26 Sep Wednesday 27 Sep
10.00 am – 11.00 am Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Ages 4-6 Ages 6-8
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 6-8 Ages 6-8

Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00

Book now

Aquatic Bio-indicators Thursday 28 Sep

Limited 20 spots per workshop

A bio-indicator is a living organism that indicates health of an ecosystem. Learn how to assess aquatic environments by looking for bio-indicator species. Amy Priemus (Dolphin Secrets) will teach us how to take swamp life from under the microscope and onto the big screen by making a short film that we can take home.

Times Thursday 28 Sep
10.00 am – 11.00 am Ages 8-10
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Ages 8-10
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 10-13

Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00

Book now

Slime Designers29 & 30 Sep / 2 & 3 Oct

Limited 20 spots per workshop

Investigate the properties of various materials, identify physical changes and explore unusual substances. Use your new knowledge to design your own slime to take home.

Times Friday 29 Sep Saturday 30 Sep Monday 2 Oct Tuesday 3 Oct
10.00 am – 11.00 am Ages 4-6 Ages 9-11 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Ages 6-9 Ages 9-11 Ages 4-6 Ages 6-9
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 6-9   Ages 6-9 Ages 6-9

Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00

Book now

Play with Light and Colour4-6 Oct

Limited 20 spots per workshop

Discover the many ways to make amazing colours with light. Reflect, refract and disperse light as you test out diffracting rainbow glasses, polarizing lenses and UV blueprints.

Times Wednesday 4 Oct Thursday 5 Oct Friday 6 Oct
10.00 am – 11.00 am Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Ages 4-6 Ages 6-8 Ages 4-6
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 6-8 Ages 6-8 Ages 6-8

Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00

Book now



STEM Lab Workshops Series - Term 4

Sessions are run after school and on Saturdays.

  • Practice skills and explore ideas
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Earn badges and rewards
  • Make new friends with other like-minded peers
Cosmetic Chemistry EntrepreneursSaturdays Term 4

Strictly limited 16 spots per workshop

Learn about the history and chemistry behind lip cosmetics, then make your own coloured lipsticks and perfumed lip glosses. Design your own lip stickcolours and create your own brand. All participants will receive their own lab coat and safety glasses.

When Saturdays Term 4
4 week series. 14, 21, 28 Oct, 4 Nov
Time 1.00 pm – 2.30pm
Ages 11-16 year olds
Cost Members $60.00 Non-members $70
(includes all materials and supplies)

Book now

Geoscience and SeismologyTuesdays Term 4

Limited 20 spots per workshop

Discover how the earth beneath our feet changes by becoming a geoscientist. Investigate chemical reactions to identify minerals and conduct earthquake simulations to explore their impact. Earn merit badges along the way.

When Tuesdays Term 4
6 week series. 10, 17, 24, 31 Oct, 7, 14 Nov
Time 4.00pm-5.00pm
Ages 10-12 year olds
Cost Members $80 Non-members $90
(includes all materials and supplies)

Book now

Young Engineers. The Art of InnovationSaturdays Term 4

Limited 24 spots per workshop

Our guests from Young Engineers will turn your creative energy into the inventions of tomorrow. Learn about the most extraordinary machines ever invented and discover a methodology to come up with your own world-first using the world’s most loved prototyping tool – Lego®.

When Saturdays Term 4
6 week series. October 21, 28; Nov 4,11, 18, 25
Time 10.00 am – 11.30 am
Ages 7-9 year olds
Cost Members $90 Non-members $100
(includes all materials and supplies)

Book now

For more information, call the bookings team on 9215 0740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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CSIRO Lab Workshops Scitech CSIRO Lab Workshops cater for children aged 4 to 16 years old, with a variety of workshop topics on offer to ensure there's something for everyone.  Workshops cover a huge array of science topics Experimenting and thinking outside the box is highly encouraged STEM Lab Workshops - Over the Holidays All workshops have 20 spots and are held in the CSIRO Lab unless stated otherwise. For Young People - from 10 to 15 years  Strictly limited 10 spots per workshop Learn about Arduino, the brain for DIY robotics and programming projects. Learn coding and use it to create a Morse code machine, and take home your DFRobot Beginner kit for Arduino (valued at $75). Times Monday 25 Sep 10.00 am – 11.30 am Ages 10-11  SOLD OUT 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm Ages 12-15 SOLD OUT Members: $80.00 Non-members: $90.00 Limited 20 spots per workshop A bio-indicator is a living organism that indicates health of an ecosystem. Learn how to assess aquatic environments by looking for bio-indicator species. Amy Priemus (Dolphin Secrets) will teach us how to take swamp life from under the microscope and onto the big screen by making a short film that we can take home. Times Thursday 28 Sep 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 10-13 Members: $12.00 Non-members: $15.00 Limited 20 spots per workshop Investigate the properties of various materials, identify physical changes and explore unusual substances. Use your new knowledge to design your own slime to take home. Times Saturday 30 Sep 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 11-15 Members: $12.00 Non-members: $15.00 Limited 25 spots per workshopCome to SAE Creative Media Institute in Northbridge for this exclusive opportunity find out about future STEM careers and have a go at using industry standard software and equipment. Participate in a day of workshops including game making, animation, film making and audio production. Includes a light lunch.  Times Saturday 7 Oct 10.00am – 3.00pm Ages 12-15 Members: $45.00 Non-members: $50.00 Limited 20 spots per workshop Join us on the first Saturday of each month to investigate various science, technology, engineering and maths topics. Meet new friends as you take on challenges, and explore STEM through hands-on activities. Designed for girls aged 10 to 16 years old. Book into your favourite topic or come along to all of them.   Dates and Times Topic Girls only   Saturday 7 Oct3.30pm – 4.45pm Explore light with Emmaline Ages 10-16 Saturday 4 Nov3.30pm – 4.45pm Sewable electronics with Claire Ages 10-16 Saturday 2 Dec3.30pm – 4.45pm Holiday science gifts Ages 10-16 Members: $12.00 Non-members: $15.00 • Scitech strives to provide opportunities for girls and young women that cater to their interests and enable them to socialise with other like-minded peers. Most of our STEM workshops are available to girls and boys to work together and share their passion for STEM. This year we have added a range of girls-only sessions, as research shows that some girls and young women become more engaged with science, technology and mathematics when single-gender classes are offered.   For Children - up to 11 years Strictly limited 10 spots per workshop Learn about Arduino, the brain for DIY robotics and programming projects. Learn coding and use it to create a Morse code machine, and take home your DFRobot Beginner kit for Arduino (valued at $75). Times Monday 25 Sep 10.00 am – 11.30 am Ages 10-11 SOLD OUT Members: $80.00 Non-members: $90.00 Limited 20 spots per workshop Calling all junior volcanologists. You will learn about the amazing rocks that are formed by volcanoes and then investigate their properties. Take home your very own volcanic rock. Back by popular demand. Times Tuesday 26 Sep Wednesday 27 Sep 10.00 am – 11.00 am Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Ages 4-6 Ages 6-8 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 6-8 Ages 6-8 Members: $12.00 Non-members: $15.00 Limited 20 spots per workshop A bio-indicator is a living organism that indicates health of an ecosystem. Learn how to assess aquatic environments by looking for bio-indicator species. Amy Priemus (Dolphin Secrets) will teach us how to take swamp life from under the microscope and onto the big screen by making a short film that we can take home. Times Thursday 28 Sep 10.00 am – 11.00 am Ages 8-10 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Ages 8-10 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 10-13 Members: $12.00 Non-members: $15.00 Limited 20 spots per workshop Investigate the properties of various materials, identify physical changes and explore unusual substances. Use your new knowledge to design your own slime to take home. Times Friday 29 Sep Saturday 30 Sep Monday 2 Oct Tuesday 3 Oct 10.00 am – 11.00 am Ages 4-6 Ages 9-11 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Ages 6-9 Ages 9-11 Ages 4-6 Ages 6-9 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 6-9   Ages 6-9 Ages 6-9 Members: $12.00 Non-members: $15.00 Limited 20 spots per workshop Discover the many ways to make amazing colours with light. Reflect, refract and disperse light as you test out diffracting rainbow glasses, polarizing lenses and UV blueprints. Times Wednesday 4 Oct Thursday 5 Oct Friday 6 Oct 10.00 am – 11.00 am Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-6 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Ages 4-6 Ages 6-8 Ages 4-6 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Ages 6-8 Ages 6-8 Ages 6-8 Members: $12.00 Non-members: $15.00 STEM Lab Workshops Series - Term 4 Sessions are run after school and on Saturdays. Practice skills and explore ideas Build self-esteem and confidence Earn badges and rewards Make new friends with other like-minded peers Strictly limited 16 spots per workshop Learn about the history and chemistry behind lip cosmetics, then make your own coloured lipsticks and perfumed lip glosses. Design your own lip stickcolours and create your own brand. All participants will receive their own lab coat and safety glasses. When Saturdays Term 44 week series. 14, 21, 28 Oct, 4 Nov Time 1.00 pm – 2.30pm Ages 11-16 year olds Cost Members $60.00 Non-members $70(includes all materials and supplies) Limited 20 spots per workshop Discover how the earth beneath our feet changes by becoming a geoscientist. Investigate chemical reactions to identify minerals and conduct earthquake simulations to explore their impact. Earn merit badges along the way. When Tuesdays Term 46 week series. 10, 17, 24, 31 Oct, 7, 14 Nov Time 4.00pm-5.00pm Ages 10-12 year olds Cost Members $80 Non-members $90(includes all materials and supplies) Limited 24 spots per workshop Our guests from Young Engineers will turn your creative energy into the inventions of tomorrow. Learn about the most extraordinary machines ever invented and discover a methodology to come up with your own world-first using the world’s most loved prototyping tool – Lego®. When Saturdays Term 46 week series. October 21, 28; Nov 4,11, 18, 25 Time 10.00 am – 11.30 am Ages 7-9 year olds Cost Members $90 Non-members $100(includes all materials and supplies) For more information, call the bookings team on 9215 0740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //'+addy_text49793+''; //--> . Sign up to our Scitech eNews to be the first to know when bookings open. 
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