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.
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.
All workshops are held in the CSIRO Lab unless stated otherwise.
- Maker lab – 8 weeks on Saturdays: Ages 10-14 Term 3
Maker lab is an 8 week series to encourage creativity through explorations with technology and STEM. Making is multidisciplinary and teaches problem solving skills, encourages questions and learning from mistakes. In this series, we will be making machines that are connected with electronic technologies, such as a cog machine connected to a motor. Learn about physics and engineering, optics, simple machines, maths, technology and design.
When Saturdays Term 3, 21 July to 8 September
8 week series
21, 28 July, 4, 11, 18, 25 Aug, 1, 8 Sep
Time 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Ages 10-14 year olds Cost Member $130, Non-members, $150 (includes all materials and supplies)
- Toy maker lab – 8 weeks after school or Saturdays: Ages 7 to 9 Term 3
Children learn about STEM best through discovery and experimentation. Making is multidisciplinary, helps them to understand the world around them, teaches problem solving skills, encourages them to ask questions and learn from mistakes, all while building confidence and self-esteem.
This series of 8 lessons will guide your children to make toys that move while they learn about physics and engineering, optics, simple machines, maths, technology and design.
When Thursdays Term 3, 19 July - 6 September
Or Saturday's Term 3, 21 July - 8 September
Time Thursdays, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm or Saturday 10.00am - 11.15am Ages 7-9 year olds Cost Member $130, Non-members $150 (includes all materials and supplies)
- Chemistry Lab: Ages 9 to 14July School Holidays
In this chemistry lab workshop you will learn how to use scientific investigative skills to identify unknown chemicals. Conduct a number of chemical reaction experiments using real scientific equipment. Analyse your results to identify the mystery chemicals like a real forensic chemist.
When Wednesday 11 July Time Ages 9-11 year olds: 9.30 am – 11.00 am
: 11.30 am – 1.00 pm
: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
When Thursday 12 July Time Cost Member $17, Non-members $20 (includes all materials and supplies)
- Insect life cycles animation: Ages 6-11July School Holidays
Use science and technology to make an animated story about insect life cycles. Learn about metamorphosis and use HUE animation software and a camera to make a short film to show your family and friends what you learnt.
When Friday 13 July Time Ages 6-11 year olds Cost Member $17, Non-members $20 (includes all materials and supplies)
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