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ANSTO Holiday Programs

Holiday science workshops for Sydney Kids 

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During the April 2018 holidays we're collaborating with ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) at their unique Discovery Centre to provide a range of exciting, engaging and hands-on school holiday programs! 

This unique site offers the opportunity for your kids to find out more about the groundbreaking research being conducted by ANSTO scientists every day to better our lives.
  • Half and full day holiday program workshops & activities appropriate for all Sydney school aged children!
  • Please bring food, a drink, a hat and appropriate clothing for science activities.
  • Requirements & FAQ's
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What to bring to our holiday programs

  • lunch and morning tea  (supervision during lunchtime is not available unfortunately)
  • hat
  • water bottle
  • any medications - Any children that require an EpiPen must bring a minimum of 2 on the day in association with the ASCIA Guidelines

NB: No peanuts allowed on-site

These holiday programs often sell out early; get in early to ensure that you don't miss out!  A Parent or Guardian is required to sign the child in upon arrival and then sign them out when picking them up after the workshop. Refunds available if the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

How to get to ANSTO (Lucas Heights, NSW)

ANSTO Discovery Centre location

Northern Approach
  1. Take the M5 to the Fairford Rd exit which is marked with signs to Menai and Wollongong
  2. (please note that a toll is payable).
  3. Head south for approximately 14kms staying on Fairford
  4. Rd as it turns into Davies Rd,
  5. Alford’s Point Rd and New Illawarra Rd (all of these will be designated as Route 6). 
Southern Approach
  1. Take the Princes Highway to Engadine then turn into Heathcote Rd which is marked with signs to Menai and Liverpool.
  2. Head west for 5.4 kms and turn right onto New Illawarra Rd for 1.8 kms.
  3. ANSTO will be on your right
Once within the ANSTO complex
  1. Turn off New Illawarra Rd onto Rutherford Ave and proceed approximately 150 metres to a roundabout at the top of the small hill.
  2. If you are arriving by car, turn left (marked with signs to Motel Café) and then into one of the car parks immediately on your left or right.
  3. Walk to the Discovery Centre which is directly opposite the Café next to Gate 19, using the footpaths and pedestrian crossings provided.
What parents are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Fizzics are leading lights in science communication and schools outreach. They invariably deliver engaging programs which strike the right balance between curriculum relevance and off-the-wall fun.
Reliable, qualified, friendly, innovative and committed to delivering quality programs. All the things we look for in an education partner.

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ANSTO Holiday Science Programs

April 2018 Holiday Science Programs @ ANSTO, Lucas Heights

Use the Forces

When we understand forces, we can do awesome things. Students will take a look at Newton’s Laws and really understand how they work and how we can use them to do some great experiments. We’ll learn the secrets behind experiments like jumping beads and the amazing tablecloth pull! Don’t let inertia stop you from participating in this one.

Please bring a snack (no nuts), a drink and a hat with you on the day and also please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty!

Requirements & FAQ

Age: 8 –14 years 
Cost $35 inc. GST

Monday, April 16
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

TO BOOK>>> Click here for ANSTO's Eventbrite page
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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!
  • Requirements & FAQs

Age: 8 –14 years 
Cost $35 inc. GST

Wednesday, April 18
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

TO BOOK>>> Click here for ANSTO's Eventbrite page
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Natural Disasters

In a hands-on workshop, students investigate earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, firestorms, landslides, meteorites and other natural disasters.

  • Wear old clothes
  • Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day.
  • Requirements & FAQs

Ages 8 to 14 years
Cost $35 inc. GST 

Wednesday, April 18
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

TO BOOK>>> Click here for ANSTO's Eventbrite page
Exploring Science holiday workshop

Awesome kids holiday science fun! Covering light, sound, movement, energy changes, air pressure and more as your child uses the hands-on science toys and experiments themselves. Plus our demonstrator will show you how can you sit on a chair of nails and shoot fog rings across the room... and you'll get to make gooey slime, giant bubbles & more!

So much to do, the kids absolutely love it :)

Age: 8 –14 years
Cost $35 inc. GST

Tuesday, April 17
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Monday, 16 April
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm (SOLD OUT)

TO BOOK>>> Click here for ANSTO's Eventbrite page
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Over 100+ Free Online Science Experiments!

  • Fun science experiments that you can do at class or home! 
  • Use for science projects or lesson plans or even your own holiday programs.
  • Step by step instructions make each science experiment fun, safe, cheap and easy to make.
  • There are also links to good science websites, so teachers, parents and students can use this section as an online science resource. 
  • Of course, the science experiments are highly engaging for all kids! 
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1300 856 828

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