ANSTO’s Discovery Centre will be running free tours and workshops for children in January.
The ANSTO Discovery Centre in Lucas Heights is looking at new ways to engage children with science, technology, engineering and mathematics over the holidays.
Throughout January, Ansto’s Discovery Centre will be offering free tours and workshops to children as young as 6.
There are 10 activities on offer including a workshop called Water Rockets from January 22-24, where children can learn how turn a 1.25L coke bottle into a soaring water rocket.
“The all-time favourite Water Rockets workshop is back, teaching 8-14 year olds first-hand the principles of aerodynamics and astrophysics, showing them how to build rockets and shoot them 50m into the air,” ANSTO’s Rod Dowler said.
For a full list of the different activities, and to book, click here.
Mr Dowler said there was an activity and workshop that would appeal to every child in the ANSTO School Holiday Program in January.
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is the Sutherland Shire’s resident science facility, home to some of the most advanced science infrastructure in the country including Australia’s only multipurpose reactor used for research.
“As Australia’s home of applied science, one of the greatest parts of welcoming these budding scientists through our gates is showing them all the practical applications of what they learn in the classroom and in our workshops,” Mr Dowler said.
“We know how important STEM skills are to our young student’s futures, and it’s vital they also understand all the ways science relates to their everyday life.”