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Mt Annan Holiday Science

 
Holiday science programs at the Australian Botanic Garden


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In the July 2017 school holidays the Australian Botanic Garden in Mt Annan again welcomes Fizzics Education to the Bowden Center to provide a range of exciting, engaging and hands-on school holiday programs!
 

  • 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.
  • No peanuts allowed on site
Mt Annan Holiday Science Programs with Fizzics
 
How to get to the Bowden Centre

The Bowden Centre is located just off Caley Drive and is a 2 minute walk from the Visitor Centre and restaurant in the Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan. Park in the main car park and we'll have some signs to point you in the right direction!

What to bring for our holiday programs
 
  • lunch and morning tea 
  • hat
  • water bottle
  • any medications
If children want to stay for the full day simply book your child into 2 x half day workshops and we'll supervise them during the break! 

NB: No peanuts allowed on-site. 
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.

 
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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.
 
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July 2017 Holiday Science Programs
@ Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan

Maker Mayhem

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 $45 inc. GST
Tuesday, July 4
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Eventbrite - Maker Mayhem, ABG Mt Annan, July 4
 
Scribblebot
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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 Maker Mayhem 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 $40 inc. GST

Tuesday, July 4
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Eventbrite - Use the Force(s), ABG Mt Annan, July 4
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 $40 inc. GST

Wednesday, July 5
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Eventbrite - Chemical Concoctions Workshop, ABG Mt Annan, July 5
 
fizzics chemistry desk
Natural disasters holiday 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 $40 inc. GST
Wednesday, July 5
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Eventbrite - Natural Disasters, ABG Mt Annan, July 5
 
Volcano and crust boundary model
green slime
 
Gross & Gory workshop
- half day holiday 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!

Wear old clothes in this one!

  • Age: 6–14 years 
  • Cost $40 inc. GST
Wednesday, July 12
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Eventbrite - Gross & Gory Science Workshop, ABG Mt Annan, July 12

Pair this with the afternoon Extreme Engineering workshop to make it a fun full day of science!
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 $40 inc. GST

Wednesday, July 12
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Eventbrite - Extreme Engineering, ABG Mt Annan, July 12

 
Wooden catapult made in a holiday workshop
ev3 robot
 
Lego Robotics 1 - beginners

Learn how to program 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! 

Participants must be able to read and use mathematics sufficiently at a minimum Year 3 level to get the most out of this workshop. 
 
  • Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day.
  • Pair this with the afternoon Intermediate session for a full day of Robotics fun! 

Age: 8–14 years 
Cost $40 inc. GST
Supervision over lunch will be provided for those staying for Lego Robotics 2 in the afternoon.

Thursday, July 13
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Eventbrite - Lego Robotics 1, ABG Mt Annan, July 13
 
Lego Robotics 2- intermediate

Extend your knowledge of programming with more challenges using our brand new 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.
 
Please enroll in Lego Robotics 1 before you attend Lego Robotics 2 if you have not used EV3 lego robots before. If your child already has an EV3 robot and is familiar with the programming platform you are welcome to join without doing Lego robotics 1.
 
Participants must be able to read and use mathematics sufficiently at a minimum Year 3 level to get the most out of this workshop.

  • Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day.
  • Pair this with the morning beginners session for a full day of Robotics fun!

Age: 8–14 years
Cost $40 inc. GST

Thursday, July 13
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Eventbrite - Lego Robotics 2, ABG Mt Annan, July 13
 
 
 
 
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