Early Learning & Kindergarten Science Incursions

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

Mad About Science preschool / 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 Victoria, NSW, and Queensland.

Introductory Early Learning Science Workshop

  • Level: Suitable for children aged 3-5 years.

  • Duration: 90 minutes (also available in a 60 minute format upon request)

  • Numbers: Each workshop can cater to a maximum of 30 children. However, smaller groups have better access to equipment and the facilitator.

  • State: VIC, NSW & QLD

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 recommended as your first Mad About Science visit. It includes whole class demonstrations as well as free exploration time.

Based on a developmental 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 and 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:
  • $490 plus GST for a single 90 minute early learning workshop
  • $450 plus GST for two or more consecutive 90 minute early learning workshops

  • Travel surcharge also applies based on location

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

  • Level: Suitable for children aged 4-5 years.

  • Duration: 60 minutes

  • Numbers: Each workshop can cater to a maximum of 30 children. However, smaller groups have better access to equipment and the facilitator.

  • State: VIC, NSW & QLD

Living Things

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.  Suitable for children aged 4-5 years.

  • $490 plus GST for a single 60 minute early learning Living Things workshop
  • $450 plus GST for two or more consecutive 60 minute early learning Living Things workshops

  • Travel surcharge also applies based on location

Kitchen Chemistry

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, use a pH indicator, and even get to take home a bag of sweet, tongue tingling sherbet!  Suitable for children aged 4-5 years.

  • $490 plus GST for a single 60 minute early learning Kitchen Chemistry workshop
  • $450 plus GST for two or more consecutive 60 minute early learning Kitchen Chemistry workshops

  • Travel surcharge also applies based on location

Program-A-Bots

An introduction to robots and programming for young children. With an intuitive interface, these engaging robots will have learners excited about  simple sequencing and directional language. Children will learn how to move the robots forward, backward and side-to-side, as well as build an impressive robot track. Children work in pairs or groups.  Suitable for children aged 4-5 years.

  • $490 plus GST for a single 60 minute early learning Program-A-Bots workshop
  • $450 plus GST for two or more consecutive 60 minute early learning Program-A-Bots workshops

  • Travel surcharge also applies based on location

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SCHOOL FEEDBACK

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A wonderful and engaging presentation. It was a perfect balance of sitting down theory and up and around practical components! The kids left with so much new learnings!

Rochelle Gladstone Views Primary School June 21, 2024

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Presenter was amazing, so good with the children. Very interactive. Loved it. Thank you so much.

Nicole Burwood Heights Primary School and Kindergarten June 18, 2024

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Fantastic birthday party for my 8 year old daughter. Antonia did an amazing job keeping 17 children engaged and entertained. Everyone that attended had a great time. Would definitely recommend.

Heather June 18, 2024

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