Attention Junior Scientists! Get ready for a week filled with hands-on holiday science for curious kids from Prep to Year 8.

The PrimeSCI! Team are excited to team up Jess from the Dolphin Research Institute and legendary science teacher Ralph Sinclair OAM will be returning to teach Motion.

Science Workshops

​Learn to name bones in the body, explore what makes bones strong and identify real skeletons of animals. (1 hr) 

Prep - Grade 2

Discover more about the properties of water. Children will be mixing, dissolving, unmixing and learning about how engineers separate materials during this beginners’ chemistry lesson. (1hr)

Grade 1 - 3

Let’s go fly a kite (in our nice big classroom)! Find out about all the important parts of a kite, learn more about wind and make your own kite to take home. (1hr)

Prep - Grade 4

Follow food along our digestive system and learn how we taste, digest and move food along our gut. Make poo and touch real animal organs. (1hr) 

Prep - Grade 6

Take marine biology to the next level with a 19m inflatable humpback whale! Children step inside the whale as they learn about biology, history and current issues related to these amazing creatures. (1hr)

Prep - Grade 6

Learn about electricity and electrical conductivity in the context of atomic structure, assemble simple circuits with motors, LEDs and solar panels. This session will lead children from simple circuits to the world of complex electronics and robotics. (1hr)

Grades 3 - 6

Learn more about states of matter through exciting experiments with dry ice. Fast-paced and activity-filled students will explore topics of condensation and sublimation in this special lesson. (1hr) )

Grades 3 - 6

Investigate the forces that influence how objects move. See the air track in action and make your own jumping bean as you join in this classic physics workshop. (1.5hr)

Grades 5 - Year 6

How do we speak to robots? Students work with the Bee Bots to complete simple tasks. An introduction to robotics and programming for our youngest scientists. (1hr)

Prep - Grade 2

 Explore the differences between physical and chemical change through a series of exciting investigations, and learn to explain how everyday phenomena occur at the particle level. (1hr)

Grade 3 - 6

Workshop details

Enrolment fee

  • $24.50 per child for each 1 hour workshop (plus $0.50 Trybooking Fee)
  • $29.50 per child for 1.5 hour Motion workshop (plus $0.50 Trybooking Fee)

Please note

  • Children must be booked into their correct school year level only.
  • Children attending multiple sessions must be supervised by a parent/guardian during break times.

COVID safety

All Swinburne workshops will be held in accordance with Victorian government COVID regulations. The wearing of masks is suggested. Parents and siblings will be encouraged to wait outside the building for the duration of the workshops. 

Full refunds will be given to those unable to attend due to COVID symptoms, awaiting test results or positive COVID cases in their households. 

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