CSIRO Lab Workshops

Throughout the July school holidays & Term 3, 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. 

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)

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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)

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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
Ages 9-11 year olds: 11.30 am – 1.00 pm
Ages 11-14 year olds: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
When Thursday 12 July
Time Ages 9-11 year olds: 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Ages 9-11 year olds: 11.30 am – 1.00 pm
Ages 11-14 year olds: 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Cost Member $17, Non-members $20 (includes all materials and supplies)

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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 - 8 year olds: 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Ages 6 - 8 year olds: 11.30 am – 1.00 pm
Ages 9 - 11 year olds: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Ages 6-11 year olds
Cost Member $17, Non-members $20 (includes all materials and supplies)

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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.  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 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) 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 SeptemberOr 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) 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 Ages 9-11 year olds: 11.30 am – 1.00 pm Ages 11-14 year olds: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm When Thursday 12 July Time Ages 9-11 year olds: 9.30 am – 11.00 am Ages 9-11 year olds: 11.30 am – 1.00 pm Ages 11-14 year olds: 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Cost Member $17, Non-members $20 (includes all materials and supplies) 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 - 8 year olds: 9.30 am – 11.00 am Ages 6 - 8 year olds: 11.30 am – 1.00 pm Ages 9 - 11 year olds: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm Ages 6-11 year olds Cost Member $17, Non-members $20 (includes all materials and supplies) Sign up to the Scitech eNews to be the first to know when bookings open.    Experimenting and thinking outside the box is highly encouraged  
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