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Madlab Electronics

Madlab Electronics

Solder circuits and apply your knowledge of electricity

Make your own electronic circuit to keep!

Using soldering irons and appropriate safety equipment, your school classroom becomes a hive of activity as students construct their own electronic device using real electrical components.

Whilst constructing circuits, your students will learn about capacitors, resistors, diodes as well as how electronic circuit boards are manufactured in the real world.

The kits have been designed by Madlab and have been used by the Edinburgh Science Festival.

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity (ACSSU097)

Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity (ACSSU219)

Scientific understanding of current electricity has resulted in technological developments designed to improve the efficiency in generation and use of electricity (PW3)

Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models (ACSSU182)

Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (ACSIS125)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content
A student:

applies models, theories and laws to explain situations involving energy, force and motion SC5-10PW

discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations SC4-11PW

explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems SC5-11PW


Scientific understanding of current electricity has resulted in technological developments designed to improve the efficiency in generation and use of electricity.


describe voltage, current and resistance in terms of energy applied, carried and dissipated
describe qualitatively the relationship between voltage, resistance and current
compare the characteristics and applications of series and parallel electrical circuits
outline recent examples where scientific or technological developments have involved specialist teams from different branches of science, engineering and technology, eg low-emissions electricity generation and reduction in atmospheric pollution

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Science workshop experiments

Electronic kits that can be made to keep include:


Wonky Wire – Use a steady hand to complete the challenge
Stop Thief! – Make a burglar alarm
Lie Detector – Detect your friend sweating out the answers!

wonky wire

lie detector

stop thief


Reactometer – A simple reaction tester that lights up
Dawn Chorus- Awake to sound of bird sounds
Junior Theremin – A musical instrument you play without touching


dawn chorus

theremin junior


Appropriate for Years 7 to 10

Access to 3 electrical power sockets and at least 6 tables

Chairs are not required but useful.

Duration 90 mins.

Set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes.

Soldering irons are used; safety precautions are taken however it is still the schools responsibility to choose students who are suitable for this program


Beginners: $620 inc. GST per session (maximum 20 students).

Intermediate: $760 inc. GST per session (maximum 20 students).

Both prices include a kit for each student to keep.

If you are booking 3 or more programs we will require 50% of the invoice on booking so that we can order and pay for the kits we need.

Combine with the Electrical circuits workshop as an extension

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