Science can be fun, safe, hands on and minds on! All we need is a venue, an organiser, and a hoard of fascinated learners!
Standard five week course costs $99 a child.
(Homeschool = Minimum 6 children required, class sizes do not go over 12. School = Min 21, max 200)
We focus on an inquiry based, constructivist rich pedagogy that draws out the student learning rather than simply conveying science concepts in an interesting manner (i.e., we're more than just 'performers'.) This is so much more effective at engaging students and future scientists than just blowing things up (though we do love to blow things up!) Besides, what can be better than learning about school science from an actual scientist!
We not only make science fun,
we make scientists!!!
What parents are saying:
“I really appreciate that you tailor your programs to each individual group and/or child.” - Angie Peterson, home-school parent.
“My son is very happy with classes. He talks about the lessons and is positive. Thank you.” – Julie Armstrong, home-school parent.
“Interactive, hands-on, “Wow” experience. Doing things we can’t necessarily do at home” – Home school parent.
“This is a fabulous opportunity for home educators to engage their kids in science. Highly recommended for everyone. Your very relaxed delivery encourages participation – questions were encouraged!!” Robyn Grey – North Lakes.
What students are saying
“I think that the classes are a great way for kids to learn science because you make it fun thanks.” – From Gahi.
“It’s very fun, try it out!” – Jayden Samuels.
“It felt much more fun than a normal science class would.” – Jared Germain.
“I loved the classes because it was very engaging and I though that you were very funny. Thank you.” – Sophie, homeschool.
This time we’re exploring the beauty of biology with Senses Science. Try out the reversible ears, torment your tastebuds with sensational sherbet, take home a hole in your hand, make your own mind maze, and build your own balancing bird to help you explore that often ignored human sense: balance!
1. Sound with the Reversible ears
2. Chemoreception with taste testers
3. Sense of touch with the tactile mazes
4. Proprioception with the balancing mouse
5. Sight, light and colour with Rainbow glasses.
This fun and simple unit introduces basic concepts of forces and motion to young scientists. We practice careful scientific skills while measuring speed, and learn about inertia with the super fun hovercraft. Students will gain a whole new appreciation of friction with our friction climber, and have the chance to build their own gravity fall (marble run). We end with the very dangerous, and very fun, levers we call catapults!
1. Motion, scientific measuring and speed (races or rulers)
2. Inertia and the air pressure hovercraft
3. Friction and the friction climber
4. Gravity falls
5. levers and catapults
1. The age of the earth and tectonic theory. Fossils.
2. Soils, erosion, and salinization. Terrariums.
3. The Earth - Growing crystals
4. The Earth - Sedimentary sculptures
5. Deadly, dangerous volcanoes. Built, and witness, an erupting volcano using our specialised enhanced volcano chemicals.
Here's a whole lot of universe just under our feet! Learn about day and night, the relative motion of the planets, and make your own simple sundial. Discover what it would be like to live on other planets, and explore their relative gravity and motions!
1. The size of the universe, and other things
2. Other atmospheres, carbon dioxide extinguishers
3. Gravity and the Moon
4. The Planets
5. The Sun, build a simple sundial
Go a little deeper in the states of matter with some very fun and only slightly messy Chemical Chaos 2!
1. Spectrometry candles
2. Measuring and Sherbert, importance of precision, acid base reactions
3. Fluorescence, quantum states, and highlighters
4. Sneaky, sneaky iodine
5. Deflagration, explosions, and breathing fire
This time we will be investigating variables with string rockets, making and igniting our own rocket fuel, studying height (and speed) with the simple medieval technology of "sixth-tants", exploring re-entry with parachutes, discovering ignition with our own hairspray rockets, and finally testing out all our skills with the water powered rockets and their egg astronauts! This is a fun and informative science STEM unit that will get your young technicians thrilling!
1. String rockets
2. Rocket fuel
3. Sixth-tants and building a bottle rocket
4. Re-eintry and saving your 'eggstranaught'
5. Ignition and Hairspray rocket
Explore life and living with our super fun, super hands on science program. This term we’ll be exploring life and chance with adaptations, and discussing life on earth while we make our own fossils! We’ll also see how real scientists actually study minibeasts with quadrats and the ever popular bug sukka! Prepare to enter the world of the creepy crawlies with Dr Joe and Creating Science’s club – Life on Earth!
Get zapped with our super fun, super informative science club on electricity and robotics! Play with robots and, over three weeks, build your own simple, jiggle, artistic Art Bot!
1. Safety and introduction to electricity - find out that we humans conduct electricity!
2. Make a smushy circuit
3. The power of electroplating
4. The homopolar motor
5. The Art bot
Be prepared for DISASTER with this special unit that focuses on the *destructive power* of the natural world.
1. Vortexes and bob the blob
2. Making clouds and the dangers of fog
3. Wind cannon and cyclones
4. Volcanoes and the 'magma lamp'
5. Earthquake resistant buildings
Super fun, super informative science: Chemical Chaos – the critically acclaimed program. Each week we will be having a micro lesson on some extremely important and extremely interesting science, followed by some hands on time where students will build a science toy to take home and keep!
1. Pressure cups and atomic theory. Bring your atoms!
2. Investigating indicators. Bring a sealed container, such as a pop top, for carrying anthocyanins…
3. Solids. Changing materials and Magnetism. History of magnets.
4. Building bubbles. Your favourite bubble mix!
5. Celebrating gak, studying plastics. Something environmentally responsible to finish off with.
Time for precision and danger! There'll be powerful acids, rusting agents, and broken glass!!! For experienced and trust worthy groups only!
1. Radioactivity and the history of the theory of the atom.
2. Precipitation reactions with Calcium chloride and sodium carbonate
3. Chemiluminescence, temperature, and glow sticks
4. Solubility and saturation with Copper Sulphate
5. Exploding water – electrolysis.
Our experienced and professional educators are only to happy to build you a custom built science program to perfectly fulfill your needs. We promise it will be;