Christmas SciTech Incursion (All levels)

Christmas SciTech Incursion (All levels)

Theme: Design & Technology – Engineering
Level: All
A creative and entertaining way to end the year. Experiments incorporate technology and physical sciences.

Activities

  • Team challenge – build a Christmas tree with plastic cups;
  • Observe a number of Christmas toys, gimmicks and decorations and discuss the materials used to make them and senses used to enjoy them;
  • Make a number of “take home” items (time/level dependent);
  • Paper pivot puppet – explore various ways to move the legs use human energy, gravity and magnetism (F-2);
  • Christmas Tree thaumatrope – trick your eyes (F-2);
  • Paper climbing puppet – explore movement in relation to friction, tension, gravity, and technique (3-6);
  • Christmas tree and star – explore static electricity (3-6);
  • Rubber band motor – complete a design challenge to make a moving Christmas gimmick (3-6);
  • Rubber powered jumping frog – investigate different ways to make it jump (F-6);
  • Biodegradable Christmas decorations – explore different ways to mix gelatine to make “plastic” (F-6);
  • Observe balancing Christmas gimmicks and practice balancing a variety of simple items;
  • Be inspired to make Christmas toys and gimmicks.

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Incursion Pricing

$290+GST

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Up to 30 students

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90-minute workshops

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A minimum booking of 2 x 90-minute workshops is required

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Outer regions incur time and travel costs

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“Thank you for a wonderful time. The students were extremely engaged and enjoyed the hands on activities. Olivia has a very calm nature which our students responded very well to. All the teachers from our school agree that the incursion was fantastic. Thank you again!”

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