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Mad About Science In Schools is seriously FUN and engaing! Presented by science teaching specialists, we offer a wide range of workshops to enrich your science program. Operating in Victorian primary schools and kindergartens our exciting hands-on sessions align with current AusVELS curriculum.

WORKSHOP TOPICS

Chemistry Chaos Foundation to Level 6 

Colour changes, smoke, fizz and foam! Everything in our world is made up of chemicals. Explore chemical reactions, physical changes and more.

The Matter Of Matter Level 3 to 6 

Use the magic of dry ice to explore the three common states of matter - solids, liquids and gasses. From everlasting bubbling fountains to cool chemical fire extinguishers. This session matters! (90 minute format only)

Simple Machines Level 3 to 6 

Launch projectiles with D.I.Y catapults, watch motorized gears turn to speed things up, and lift friends off the ground with a super-sized lever. An engaging look at how simple machines make our life easier, now, and in the past. (90 minute format only)

Forces In Action Level 2 to 6 

From an apple falling to the ground to a car rolling to a halt, forces are constantly at work. A stimulating, hands-on look at things that move,
and why!

Light & Sound Level 1 to 6 

Make some waves, and colour your classroom with rainbows. Using a sensory approach learn all about the properties and transmission of light and sound energy.

Electrical Buzz Foundation to Level 6 

Lights, noise and airborne propellers. Use snap circuit kits to build exciting circuits using a variety of electrical components including switches, LEDs, resistors and integrated sound circuits. Explore electric motors, electromagnets, dynamos, and energy transformations.
Includes a demonstration of how electricity is produced from sun light.

Wicked Weather Foundation to Level 4 

Air in the atmosphere is always on the move, carrying clouds, rain, and snow around the globe. Model and experiment with these air and water
movements; and even erupt your own flurry of snow.

Magnetic Marvels Foundation to Level 2 

Discover the fun, magic and science of magnets. Always a winner!

Natural Disasters Level 3 to 6 

Explore the scientific processes behind the explosive energy of nature’s fury.

Come To Your Senses Foundation to Level 2 

The five senses are given a workout in this engaging session.
They are tested, tricked and more. Get ready for a sensory overload!

Forensic Detective Level 3 to 6 

Can you crack the case and catch the thief!? Use real forensic science techniques, like PH tests, handwriting analysis, and fingerprint dusting
to pin point the culprit.

Sustainability Level 1 to 6 

The phenomenal population boom in recent times has put the earth’s resources under considerable strain. Learn how we can better manage waste and the earth’s life sustaining resources.

Super Bubble Science Foundation to Level 2 

Bubbles are more than trapped air in a film of soapy water. Their exact spherical shape and swirling rainbow colours make them a wonder of science.
By this session’s end, you’ll be a true bubbleoligist.

Kitchen Chemistry Foundation to Level 2 

A fun food workshop challenging you to think about everyday food in a whole new way. Experiment with a variety of food-related chemicals, and you even get to take home a bag of sweet, tongue tingling sherbet!

Light & Colour Foundation to Level 2 

An engaging investigation into the colourful properties of light. Create rainbows, use chromatography to separate colour in ink, mix colour with light filters and test a whole host of optical instruments.

Toy Technology Foundation to Level 2 

Be immersed in the wonderful science of toys. Explore energies, materials, movement and sound. Spin some colour, use magnets to draw, and even make your very own balancing toy to take home. Play has never been so educational!

Ages:

Primary Stage 2 (Y3-4), Primary Stage 3 (Y5-6), Secondary Stage 4 (Y7-8)

Locations:

Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne, Melton, Mildura, Shepparton-Mooroopna, Warrnambool, Wodonga

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