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For the little Einsteins out there
Scitech has long been a popular choice for a family day out with so many varied activities for all ages. With Spring school holidays nearly upon us, there has never been a better time to plan a visit to Scitech and take advantage of the extra activities organised to keep your kids entertained and educated during down time from their studies.
The October school holiday program at Scitech is split into three age categories. One for 4-6 years of age, another for the 7-9 age range and finally, for the Senior Scientists in your family there is an age 10-14 group. Here is an overview of what's on offer for each age group:
4-6 Years of Age:
This program is all about getting hands on whilst at the same time providing kids with a fascinating introduction to the world of science. Great for little inquisitive minds. Sesssions include 'Slime and Snot', 'Bubbleology', Magic Science' and 'Does it Float?'.
Learn all about bubbles in 'Bubbleology' Image courtesy of Brocken Inaglory Wikipedia Commons
Imagine being able to say that you helped produce a short animation during your school holidays. Enrol your child in the 'Stop Motion Animation' program and they'll be able to boast to their friends about their film making prowess. Other sessions also include 'Slideshow Science'; an expose on popular carnival tricks, 'DIY Speaker', Bubbleology and Robot Dance Challenge where youngsters will get to program a robot to do the funky chicken.
10-14 Years of Age This is a great program for the budding scientist who seeks a hands on experience with experiments or who is constantly asking how things are done, or how they are made. A highlight to this group of programs for the gadget loving kid is the 'DIY Sound System' activity where speakers and amplifiers for an iPod or MP3 will be made using every day materials. Other sessions include 'Microscopic Bubbles', 'Slideshow Science' 'Stop Motion Animation', and the 'Robot Dance Challenge'
Let your kids get hands on with science, this school holiday. Image courtesy of Scitech
When The October School Holiday program runs from the 1st October until the 11th October. Session times vary and can last between 1-2 hours.
Cost varies from session to session but prices start from $12 to $28 and there is a discount for Scitech members.
How Bookings are essential and if you want to secure your child a place you should book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made online or by phone: (08) 9215 0740