A mum of three, engineer, scientist, educator, and all around dabbler, I'm far better at finding interesting things to do than I am at doing housework.
Scien-terrific holiday fun
It's that time again! School holidays are nearly upon us, and with them comes the regular challenge of how to keep the kids busy and entertained.
Well, these school holidays, if your kids love science, Primesci has the answer. Fun filled science activity sessions at not one, not two, but three great venues!
The program kicks off in the first week of the holidays, with "Science in the Park" at Braeside Park. Sample the water in various lagoons and identify the aquatic creatures you find, learn about frogs, Biodiversity, or renewable energy. Classes are available for primary school aged children and cost $25 per child for each two hour session. A second "Science in the Park" program takes place after Easter, at Coolart Homestead near Somers. This venue is a great chance for those who live on the Mornington Peninsula to join in the PrimeSci fun!
Also after Easter, there are the regular school holiday program sessions at the KIOSC discovery centre in Wantirna. Make a Lego machine, or a Lego robot, use forensic science techniques to solve a mystery, or learn about bones with Mr Bones. Whatever your science interests, you're sure to find something to appeal! There's even some cooking classes for those who like their science in an edible form!
All the classes involve lots of exciting hands on activities and experiments, fun demonstrations, and even some learning as well ( shhh! don't tell the kids!) The classes at KIOSC are for kids from kinder age through to year 8, with lots to choose from for all age groups. These sessions are of varying lengths and cost between $20 and $25 per session.
Bookings are essential for all sessions, and you'll need to be quick to get into some of the more popular classes - lego robotics always books out fast! You can find full program details and booking links at this link. So why not scoop up some fabulous scien-terrific school holiday fun!