Early Learning Science Workshops

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Early Learning Science Workshops 2018-03-15T12:46:37+00:00

Early Learning & Kindergarten Science Incursions

Fun and interactive, we offer quality early learning science visits to inspire and excite!

Mad About Science kindergarten workshops are aligned with the current Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, and are based on a developmental approach suited to pre-school children aged 3-5 years. Lead by qualified and experienced facilitators, our early learning science enrichment programs are currently on offer in Melbourne, Victoria and surrounds.

Introductory Early Learning Science Workshop

90 Minute Workshop,  Maximum 30 students
This is our most popular early learning workshop, and acts as a great general introduction to the diverse areas of science. Presented in a 90 minute format, this immersive workshop is recommened as your first Mad About Science visit. It includes whole class demonstrations as well as free exploration time.

Based on a devlopmental approach suited to pre-school children, six workstations are set-up to engage children in a variety of open-ended science activities.

Each table is set up with a different science theme, including magnetism, electricity, chemistry, forces, light & colour, and mini beasts. Children use the materials and activities at their own pace, supported by the presenter and your staff. Parent helpers are encouraged, ideally one adult per workstation during a session

Pricing for this option is:
  • $350 plus GST for a single 90 minute early learning workshop
  • $280 plus GST for two or more consecutive 90 minute early learning workshops

Already had a Mad About Science visit?  Try these other tailored early learning workshops with a focus on a more specific area of science.

BeeBots

60 Minute Workshop, Maximum 30 Students
An introduction to robots and programming for young children. With an intuitive interface, colorful BeeBot will have learners excited about simple sequencing and directional language. Children will learn how to move BeeBot forward, backward and side-to-side, as well as build an impressive BeeBot track. Children work in pairs or groups of 3.

  • $350 plus GST for a single 60 minute early learning BeeBots workshop
  • $280 plus GST for two or more consecutive 60 minute early learning BeeBots workshops

Living Things

60 Minute Workshop, Maximum 30 Students
This workshop is full of life. Children learn the difference between living and non-living things. They look through the magnified eyes of a digital microscope, watch yeast blow up a balloon, investigate wiggly worms, and make a temporary worm home in groups.

  • $350 plus GST for a single 60 minute early learning Living Things workshop
  • $280 plus GST for two or more consecutive 60 minute early learning Living Things workshops

Kitchen Chemistry

60 Minute Workshop, Maximum 30 Students
In this fun food workshop children will begin to think of the kitchen as a chemistry lab.  They blow up bags with a chemical reaction, create milk rainbows, and even get to take home a bag of sweet, tongue tingling sherbet!

  • $350 plus GST for a single 60 minute early learning Kitchen Chemistry workshop
  • $280 plus GST for two or more consecutive 60 minute early learning Kitchen Chemistry workshops

Electrical Circuits

60 Minute Workshop, Maximum 30 Students
Lights, noise and airborne propellers. Children will use simple snap circuit kits to build exciting circuits using a variety of electrical components including LEDs, motors and buzzers.  There is a demonstration of how electricity is produced from sunlight, solar bugs, human circuits and more.

  • $350 plus GST for a single 60 minute early learning Electrical Circuits workshop
  • $280 plus GST for two or more consecutive 60 minute early learning Electrical Circuits workshops

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SCHOOL FEEDBACK

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All children were engaged, and the activities were very interactive. The prep children LOVED the hands-on activities and allowed them to stay focussed. Excellent management of children and great questioning! Thank you!

Renae, Lumen Christi PS February 12, 2018

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Lucie did a fantastic job of presenting the information in an interesting and fun way. Thanks again for the incursion – the kids got lots out of the experience and it has provided lots of discussion in the classrooms.

August 26, 2015

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The session was terrific with Gemma engaging and humouring the kids throughout! A nice introduction to a variety of scientific concepts as well. So a very successful session. Many Thanks!

February 2, 2016

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