Science: Chemical Reactions 6 year +

ImageCome along and investigate the different types of chemical properties and their reactions.

  • Gas evolution: combing two chemicals to make a gas.
  • Reduction and Oxidation: chemical reactions that work together.
  • Decomposition reaction: break the chemical bonds.
  • Polymerisation: join small molecules to create a larger matrix.
  • Acid base reaction: mix a base and acid to see what happens.

This workshop will run for two hours. Children will use basic science equipment and household products.

Date:      Thursday  Jan the 19th

Time:      10 am – 11.30 am

Venue:   Perth Modern School Parsons Building (Refectory)

Age:      6 year plus

Cost:      $25 (non-members $35)

RSVP:   coll.mccallum@gmail.com for a Registration Form

Science: Get Up Close with Microscopes for 3 to 5 year olds

ImageCome along and investigate common objects up-close.

  • New $5 note
  • Fibres: Velcro and plants
  • Old coins
  • Minerals: quartz
  • Finger prints

This workshop will run for an hour and a half. Each child will need to be accompanied by an adult (or 1 adult to 2 children). Children will work in lab coats

Date:      Wed Jan the 11th

Time:      10 am – 11.30 am

Venue:   Perth Modern School Parsons Building (Refectory)

Age:      3 – 5 year olds

Cost:      $25 (non-members $35)

RSVP:   coll.mccallum@gmail.com for a Registration Form

A Hands-On Introduction to Electronics with Snap Circuits

ImageThis workshop will allow children 7 years + to explore electricity without wires or soldering. The kids will create working electronic circuits and learn about:

  • Basic circuits
  • Motors
  • Resistors
  • Conductors and non-conductors
  • Voltage
  • Switches

Date:    Friday Jan the 13th
Time:    10 am – 12 pm
Age:      7yrs +
Venue:  Perth Modern School Pasons Building (Refectory)
Cost:     $25  (non-members $35)
RSVP:   gatcawaworkshops@gmail.com for a Registration Form

Learn Beginners Computer Coding with Scratch

ImageStart to foster STEM (science technology engineering and math) skills. There is a gap between supply and demand of these types of jobs and there is extremely low representation of women in these areas.

Scratch is an intuitive, pictorial environment with which children can learn the basics of coding. No typing required, instead drag and drop code blocks are used. Unleash your creativity making characters, plays and games.

Our lead presenter is a young, student female engineer so book your young girls in.

Children are welcome to register with a friend and work together.

Date:      Monday the 16th of Jan
Time:      10am to 12pm
Age:        6 yr + (please see note below)
Venue:    Perth Modern School Mills Building (MU 7)
Cost:       $25 (non- member $35)
RSVP:     gatcawaworkshops@gmail.com for a Registration Form

Note:   6 and 7 year olds must be accompanied by a parent

Cubelets Robotic Construction – small robotic blocks with the same imagination as lego. Fully Booked

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Fully Booked

Date:       Thursday Jan 12th
Time:      10am to 12 pm
Venue:    Perth Modern School Parsons Building (Refectory)
Age:        6years +
Cost:       $35 (non-members $50)

RSVP:     gatcawaworkshops@gmail.com for a Registration Form

Forensic Science      Fully Booked

ImageLearn about fingerprints

Your child will learn about dermatoglyphics- the study of fingerprints. They’ll find out if they have loops, arches or whirls on their own fingers, how common these are and how they formed. They will then have the opportunity to use their new sleuthing skills to identify a suspect by fingerprints alone.

Learn about blood splatter

Blood splatter, they’re all over crime scenes and although confusing to the untrained eye can reveal in detail what took place. Was the splatter from a weapon or a person? Was it a drag mark of a smear from movement? Which drops came first and which came after? Your child will learn multiple techniques to identify the type of splatter and even what height it came from.

Footprint/handprint analyses

Crime scene investigators often use hand and footprints to identify the perpetrator of a crime. They tell not only the path someone took but can also reveal height and build. Your child will have the opportunity to see how closely their own height correlates to their foot and hand size.

Entomology

The world of insects follows some surprising rules, your child will learn how to estimate time of death based solely on the insects that have turned up.

Date:       Wed 18th of Jan
Time:      10am to 12 pm
Venue:    Perth Modern School Parsons Building (Refectory)
Age:        8 years +
Cost:       $25 (non-members $35)

RSVP:     gatcawaworkshops@gmail.com for a Registration Form

 

Learn to Create Web Pages with HTML & CSS (10 year +)

ImageHTML and CSS are two connected languages used in website construction. Your child will be given the opportunity to create their own website by learning the basics of these languages. The web based environments used, will allow the children to continue to discover at home, using the tools they study in the course.

This workshop is ideal to expose girls to important computational thinking skills and children are welcome to register with a friend.
Date:     Monday Jan 9th
Time:    10 am – 12 pm
Age:      10+ (email if you would like a younger child to attend)
Venue:  Perth Modern School Mills Building (MU7)
Cost:      $25
RSVP:    gatcawaworkshops@gmail.com for a Registration Form.

Introduction to Python Computer Coding Language (10 year +)

ImageIf your child has experience with a coding program such as Scratch, this course will build their coding skills.

In this course your child will be given the opportunity to learn the basic skills of coding and create their own program through the use of the computer language Python.
Python is an in depth computer language that can be used to teach beginner coders and allow them to build on their skills, over time, to create innovative and complex programs. The web based resources used in this course will allow your child to continue learn at home.
Date:    Tuesday the 10th of Jan
Time:    10am -12pm
Age:     10+ (email if you would like a younger child to attend)
Venue:  Perth Modern School Mills Building MU7
Cost:    $25
RSVP:  gatcawaworkshops@gmail.com for a Registation Form

Science: Microscopes for 6 years +

ImageCome along and investigate the microscopic world.

  • Micro-organisms: fungi and bacteria.
  • The structure of fibres: plant and textiles.
  • Minerals: gold and quarts.
  • Dissolved solids: sugar and salt.
  • Investigate a trap.
  • Water purification

This workshop will run for two hours and each child will work with a microscope and prepare slides.

Cost $25
Date: Tuesday 17th of Jan
Time: 10:00am – 12pm
Venue: Perth Modern School Parsons Building (Refectory)
RSVP: coll.mccallum@gmail.com for a Registration Form