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.
Some snaps from previous CSIRO Lab Workshops:
July Holiday workshops
Multi-week STEM workshop series
Your child will have the opportunity to:
• practice skills and explore their own ideas,
• build their self-esteem,
• earn badges and rewards, and
• make new friends with other like-minded children
Tuesdays: Robotics & Insectbots
Find out about robots and their place in society, learn how sensors work and how to program a robot to respond to the environment, learn the basics of coding and find out about a range of robotics resources that can help prepare you for an exciting future career in digital technology.
Participants will receive a Robotics badge and a programmable robot to take home.
|When||8 week series: 25 July - 14 September|
|Ages||8-12 year olds|
|Cost||$150 (includes all materials and supplies)|
Wednesdays: Technology and electronics – Frankentoys
Gain the skills that a maker needs to create a new device. Learn about circuits using wires and electronic components and use your new skills to invent and create your own Frankentoy to take home. Participants will receive their own lab coat and safety glasses to take home.
|When||8 weeks series: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14, 21, 28|
|Ages||7-10 year olds|
|Cost||Members: $130 | Non-members: $150 (includes all materials and supplies)|
Saturdays: Biology – Gross scary science
Learn about living things from weird simple one celled organisms to more complex creepy plants and animals. Look up close at the strange mythical microscopic living things, dissect animal parts, meet some slimy worms and scary snakes, eat freaky looking insects (if you dare) and feed primal flesh eating plants. You will then design a habitat to house some creepy living things to take home as pets. Participants will receive have their own lab coat and safety glasses to take home.
|When||8 weeks series: May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3, 10, 17, 24|
|Times/Ages||10.00am-11.30am (6-9 year olds) | 1.00pm-2.30pm (8-12 year olds) Sold out|
|Cost||$150 per term (includes all materials and supplies)|