Science After School is a joint initiative between Scitech and Woodside. It provides opportunities beyond the classroom to practice and enhance knowledge and skills whilst increasing awareness of the relevance of science and technology to our everyday lives. We cater to schools, libraries and community groups.
Please note: if you are a parent looking to book your child into a workshop you are in the wrong place. Please refer to the events section of website where workshops will be listed.
Workshops for community groups, libraries and schools
We can travel to you and all equipment is provided. Each workshop runs for 60 minutes and there is a maximum of 20 participants per workshop. Cost is $11 per student per workshop.
We offer engaging interactive science workshops for all ages that enhance critical thinking and foster positive social skills.
Bring childrens' imaginations to life and encourage them to get excited about books and science. Help children develop science literacy skills and encourage life-long learning.
Suitable for ages 5-12
Inspire and encourage your students to explore in our STEM weekly series.
Suitable for Years 1 to 12.
Story time science
1-4 week series
This workshop involves a reading of a classic Dr Seuss story followed by a hands-on science activity. Participants get to take home what they make. There are four story-based workshops available:
• Horton hatches the egg: engineer and build a nest to keep a falling egg from cracking.
• Horton hears a who: creating musical instruments and exploring the science of sound.
• Green eggs and ham: the chemistry of slime and investigating the states of matter.
• The Lorax: learn about plants and the environment and create a biodegradable pot.
Make 'n' Take
1-4 week series
Scientific concepts are explored as participants design and engineer their own take-home contraptions.
There are four Make 'n' Take workshops available:
• Air surfers: discover the forces involved in flight as we design and make our own flying contraptions.
• Fizzy things: what happens when you mix an acid with a base? Find out the answer as we make lava lamps and rocket fuel.
• Jitterbug: learn about electrical energy and circuitry as we engineer our own jittering toy.
• Slimy science: liquid, solid or gas? This chemistry workshop gets you thinking about the states of matter while we make slime.
1-4 week series
Explore the fascinating world of robotics and computer programming using Edison™ robots. Students will learn how sensors work and how to program a robot.
• Barcode programming: What is the difference between a robot and a machine? Students find out the answer to this question and learn how to scan barcode programs for the Edison robots
• Computer programming: This introduction to computer programming will have students learning how to get a robot to follow a line, play music and detect obstacles
• Robot art: Students will learn how to program their robot to create art using maths and loops
• Engineering robots: Using LEGO™ Technic students will build a digger to pick up LEGO™ pieces Explore the fascinating world of robotics and computer programming using Edison robots. Participants will learn how sensors work and how to program a robot. They will showcase their skills in weekly challenges.
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