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Centennial Parklands

Holiday science programs for Sydney Kids 

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In the 2017 July school holidays Centennial Parklands again welcomes Fizzics Education to the Centennial Parklands education center to provide a range of exciting, engaging and hands-on school holiday programs for the summer!

  • Half and full day holiday program workshops and activities appropriate for all Sydney school aged children.
  • Please bring food, a drink, a hat and appropriate clothing for science activities.
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What to bring to our holiday programs
  • lunch and morning tea 
  • hat
  • water bottle
  • any medications
If children stay for the full day simply book your child into 2 x half day workshops and we'll take care of them during the break! These holiday program workshop sold out quickly - get in early to ensure that you don't miss out!  Refunds available if the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

NB: No peanuts allowed on-site

The Centennial Parklands Education Center is towards the end of Dickens Drive.

Centennial park is based on one way streets and you are best approaching Dickens Drive from the Lang Road entrance of the park on the north western side. Continue along Dickens drive past Loch Avenue and the center will be on your left just before the bridge. Park your car on the street and walk 150m from the road and you'll find us there in the center! 

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Fizzics Education have been consistently delivering exciting, innovative and fun programs that inspire children for many years. We recommend them as versatile, reliable and high quality providers of science education and entertainment for a broad range of audiences.

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2017 July Holiday Science Programs @ Centennial Parklands

Chemical Concoctions holiday workshop

Learn how to make elephant's toothpaste, milk rainbows, gooey slime, fizzy potions, giant bubbles and more and more! Participate in a professional chemical science show and make slime to take home!

  • Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day.
  • Don't forget to wear old clothes as you will be getting dirty!

This program can be paired with the afternoon Natural Disasters program to make a full day of workshops! Lunch break will be from 12pm-1pm and fully supervised by Fizzics Education.

Age: 6–14 years 
Cost $45 inc. GST

Thursday, July 6
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Eventbrite - Chemical Concoctions, Centennial Parklands, July 6
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volcano and crust boundary model
Natural disasters workshop

Explore the science of survival as we look at disasters from a human and natural perspective, and investigate some of the skills that you might need to survive one! In this workshop there will be experiments covering...

  • the science of volcanoes
  • earthquakes and tsunamis
  • meteorite strikes
  • pandemics
  • tornadoes and cyclones
  • drought and firestorms

Plus we'll learn tricks of communication and codes in times of crisis.

  • Age: 7+ years
  • Cost $45 inc. GST
Thursday, July 6
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Eventbrite - Natural Disasters, Centennial Parklands, July 6
Lego Robotics 1

Learn how to program our Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to do your bidding! In this exciting program learn how to teach a robot to do what you wish using motors, sensors and more. This workshop is ideal for those children interested in computing and want to learn more about what Lego can do. 

Age: 8–14 years 
Cost $45.00 inc. GST

Friday, July 7
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm 

Eventbrite - Lego Robotics 1, Centennial Parklands, July 7

Pair this with the Lego robotics 2 held in the morning below! 

EV3 robot line tracer
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Lego Robotics 2

Extend your knowledge of programming with more challenges using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. This course is presented as a series of challenges to encourage children to develop more advanced programming skills and be creative in their pursuits.

If your child does own a EV3 robot and is familiar with the programming platform they are most welcome to join if they haven't been in Lego Robotics 1.

Age: 8–14 years 
Cost $45.00 inc. GST

Friday, July 7
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

Eventbrite - Lego Robotics 2, Centennial Parklands, July 7
Maker Mayhem holiday workshop

Get creative!

In this holiday science workshop you'll use motors, wires. batteries and craft materials to make all sorts of contraptions. Learn how gear ratio's work, complete circuits, apply leverage and apply design thinking in a series of fun activities to get the brain going during the holidays. You'll even create a Scribble Bot drawing robot to take home too... lots to do here for the child who wants to build stuff!

So much fun!

  • Age: 6 – 14 years
  • Cost $49 inc. GST
Thursday, July 13
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Eventbrite - Maker Mayhem, Centennial Parklands, July 13
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Use the Force(s) holiday workshop

Learn how objects really move!

In this fun holiday science workshop we'll use rockets, bike wheels, science toys and weird contraptions as we look in depth at how push and pull forces act to move objects. You'll discover how friction works as well as explore rotational forces and find out what inertia is all about. Plus, you'll make your own rubber band racer to keep...Newton would be happy here!

  • Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day.

This program can be paired with the morning science program to make a full day of workshops! Lunch break will be from 12pm-1pm and fully supervised by Fizzics Education.

Age: 6–14 years 
Cost $45 inc. GST

Thursday, July 13
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Eventbrite - Use the Force(s), Centennial Parklands, July 13
Gross & Gory Science

Ewwww, gross!
Explore all things creepy and gooey in the name of studying the human body. Make fake snot, vile vomit bombs, exploding pimples, fake wounds and more. Not for the faint-hearted...but so much fun!

  • Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day!
  • Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty!

Age: 8–14 years 
Cost $45 inc. GST

Friday, July 14
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Eventbrite - Gross and Gory Science, Centennial Parklands, July 14

Pair this with the afternoon holiday program for a full day of supervised fun!

green slime
Wooden catapult made in a holiday workshop
Extreme Engineering

The kids will have a blast in this school holiday workshop where they put their imagination to the test constructing all sorts of contraptions. We’ll investigate the design and structures of towers and bridges to understand what give them the strength to hold up, we’ll create complex machines using common materials and undertake a challenge in making a spacecraft survive a landing! Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day.

Pair this with the morning Gross & Gory session for a full day of science fun! Supervision over lunch will be provided for those staying for with us for the full day.

Age: 6 –14 years 
Cost $45 inc. GST

Friday, July 14
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Eventbrite - Extreme Engineering, Centennial Parklands, July 14

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1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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