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Mt Annan Holiday Science

Holiday science programs at the Australian Botanic Garden

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In the September 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.

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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September 2017 Holiday Science Programs
@ Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan

Create a Buzz electricity holiday workshop

How does electricity work? Why does static electricity zap me? What makes a motor turn?
Learn all about types of circuits, resistors, diodes, motors as we put them all together to makes interesting circuits that do really cool things. We’ll also investigate electrical and magnetic fields and how your body can conduct electricity – a truly “hair-raising” experience!

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!

Age: 6–14 years 
Cost $40 inc. GST

Monday, September 25
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

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Volcano and crust boundary model
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
September 25
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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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.

October 3
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

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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

October 3
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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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 :)

  • 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 $40 inc. GST

October 6
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
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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
October 6
Time: 1:00am to 4:00pm
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  • Fun science experiments that you can do at class or home! 
  • Use for science projects or lesson plans or even your own holiday programs
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