GATCA’S 2018 April Holiday Workshops

Science: Engineering for 3 to 5 year old’s

Explore the fundamentals of Engineering

Learn about the basics which make up engineering and their basis in science.

  • Explore inertia and gravity with building demolition and car collision
  • Learn how fundamental shapes can be used to build machines and defeat gravity
  • Build simple machines to harness natural forces and unlock the basics of engineering

This workshop will run for one and half hours. Each child will need to be accompanied by an adult (or 1 adult to 2 children). Children will work in safety glasses and lab coats, and use basic science equipment.

Cost $26
Date:  Tuesday 17th April, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Venue: Perth Modern School Refractory
Booking

Science: Hydraulics for 6 + years

Image

Fully Booked

Construct machines which use hydraulic pumps to move objects and perform other tasks. A great opportunity to get girls interested in STEM with these fun tasks. 

  • Learn how hydraulic pumps work and discover their applications
  • Discover the principles of levers and hydraulic power

This workshop will run for two hours.
Cost $26
Date:  Thursday 19th April, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Venue: Perth Modern School Refractory
Bookings

Learn Beginners Computer Coding with Scratch

Image

Start 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.

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

Date:      Wednesday the 18th of April
Time:      10am to 12pm
Age:        6 yr + (please see note below)
Venue:    Perth Modern School Mills Building (MU 7)
Cost:       $26
Bookings

Note:   6 year old’s must be accompanied by a parent

Learn to Code Cubelet Robots with Blockly.

ImageLearn to code with Cubelets! Cubelets Blockly is the perfect platform to learn how to program your own robots.

The robotic magnetic cubes (motion sensors, light blocks, motors, temperature detectors and motion sensors) snap together so  children can experience  a hands on exploration of building and coding robots as they learn about data input, outputs and design optimisation.

 

Date:       Wed Jan 10th
Time:      10am to 12 pm
Venue:    Perth Modern School Parsons Building (Lecture Theatre)
Age:        8years +
Cost:       $26

Bookings

Bitsbox Coding

ImageAn

Fully Booked

Introduction to JavaScript Coding

Bitsbox is for kids as young as six. With younger kids ( 6 & 7 year olds), it’s helpful to have an adult close by, but older kids can build apps entirely on their own. No previous programming experience is needed.

With Bitsbox, children learn to program by creating fun apps that work on computers and gadgets like iPads and Android tablets. The Bitsbox.com website provides each child with a virtual tablet and a place to type their code. The experience starts with lots of guidance, first showing learners exactly what to type, then quickly encouraging them to modify and expand their apps by typing in new commands.

Bitsbox uses a special set of commands that are written in JavaScript, one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Bitsbox’s commands are short, easy to type, and easy to understand for beginners. As kids progress, they’re introduced to more “raw” JavaScript syntax (vocabulary and grammar). We like to say it’s a “Dick and Jane” approach to teaching language.

Date:       Thursday 19th of April
Time:      10am to 12 pm
Venue:    Perth Modern School Mills Building (MU 7)
Age:        8 years + (6 and 7 year olds with a parent)
Cost:       $26

Bookings

Coding with a Cubetto Robot and Osmo Coding

Image

Children will work on both tools.

Cubetto

Cubetto is the friendly wooden robot that will teach your child the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play.

Coding with Cubetto happens with hands-on coding blocks, which means children can use it irrespective of reading ability.

Osmo Coding

Coding Awbie is the game that makes learning logic skills and problem-solving fun. For children growing up in a digital first world, Coding Awbie is one of the easiest ways to introduce your child to coding.

What could be more fun than collecting strawberries with Awbie? Guiding the way Awbie goes, through coding! You’re able to control Awbie, the fun and playful character who adores a delicious strawberry. Through your coding commands, you’ll guide Awbie on the most exciting tree-shaking, strawberry-munching adventure

Date:       Tuesday 17th of April
Time:      10am to 12 pm
Venue:    Perth Modern School Lecture Theatre
Age:        4 – 8 year olds
Cost:       $26 (non-members $36)

Parent must attend with a 4 year old

Bookings

A Hands-On Introduction to Electronics with Snap Circuits

Image

Fully Booked

This workshop will allow children 6 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:    Mon. 16th of April
Time:    10 am – 12 pm
Age:      6yrs +
Venue:  Perth Modern School Pasons Building (Refectory)
Cost:     $26

Bookings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GATCA’S 2018 January Holiday Workshops

Workshops are open to GATCA members only until December the 13th
Environmental Science for 6 to 9 year olds
ImageUsing filtration to clean dirty water.

  • Learn about how nature filters the ground water we drink.
  • Use different types of filtration to clean water contaminated by salts, oils, detergents and microorganisms, in order to make it drinkable.
  • Use a microscope to examine the microscopic structure of the filtration materials and the water before and after cleaning.

Date:    Thursday 11 th January, 2018

Time:      10 am – 12 pm

Venue:   Perth Modern School Parsons Building (Refectory)

Age:      6 year plus

Cost:      $26 (non-members $36)

Bookings

Microscopes for 6 to 9 year olds
ImageDiscover the world around you through the lens of a microscope. Learn how optics let us see the normally unobservable world by getting up close to things around us.

 Learn to use a microscope
 Discover the physics behind magnification
 View the natural world in minute detail
 Learn what you’re made of
 Discover the building blocks of life.

Date: Tuesday 9 th January, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12 pm.

Venue:   Perth Modern School Parsons Building (Refectory)

Age:      6 – 9  year olds

Cost:      $26 (non-members $36)

Bookings

Science: Chemical Reactions 6 – 9 year olds
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 16th

Time:      10 am – 12 pm

Venue:   Perth Modern School Parsons Building (Refectory)

Age:      6 – 9 year olds

Cost:      $26 (non-members $36)

Bookings

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.

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

Date:      Monday the 8th of Jan
Time:      10am to 12pm
Age:        6 yr + (please see note below)
Venue:    Perth Modern School Mills Building (MU 7)
Cost:       $26 (non- member $36)
Bookings

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

Magnetic Fun for 3 to 5 year olds.
ImageExplore electromagnetism and discover the mysteries behind one of the fundamental forces of the universe. Find out what magnetism is, how it works in the natural world, and how it interacts with electricity.

 Explore magnetic fields and forces
 Discover the applications of electromagnetism
 Make your own compass
 Build a levitating motor
 Make an electromagnetic racer

Date: Thursday 18 th January, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $26 (non-members $36)

Parent must attend with a child or one parent to 2 children

Venue: Perth Modern School Refectory

Bookings

Cubelets Robotic Construction – small robotic blocks with the same imagination as lego.
ImageBy snapping together magnetic motion sensors, light blocks, motors, temperature detectors and motion sensors children will experience  a hands on exploration of building robots as they learn about data input, outputs and design optimisation..

Date:       Wed Jan 10th
Time:      10am to 12 pm
Venue:    Perth Modern School Parsons Building (Refectory)
Age:        6years +
Cost:       $26 (non-members $36)

Bookings

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:     Friday Jan 12th
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
Bookings

Bitsbox Coding
ImageNew Books for 2018

With Bitsbox, children learn to program by creating fun apps that work on computers and gadgets like iPads and Android tablets. The Bitsbox.com website provides each child with a virtual tablet and a place to type their code. The experience starts with lots of guidance, first showing learners exactly what to type, then quickly encouraging them to modify and expand their apps by typing in new commands.

Bitsbox is for kids as young as six. With younger kids ( 6 & 7 year olds), it’s helpful to have an adult close by, but older kids can build apps entirely on their own. No previous programming experience is needed.

Bitsbox uses a special set of commands that are written in JavaScript, one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Bitsbox’s commands are short, easy to type, and easy to understand for beginners. As kids progress, they’re introduced to more “raw” JavaScript syntax (vocabulary and grammar). We like to say it’s a “Dick and Jane” approach to teaching language.

Date:       Mon 15th of Jan
Time:      10am to 12 pm
Venue:    Perth Modern School Mills Building (MU 7)
Age:        8 years + (6 and 7 year olds with a parent)
Cost:       $26 (non-members $36)

Bookings

 

Coding with a Cubetto Robot and Osmo Coding
ImageCubetto

Cubetto is the friendly wooden robot that will teach your child the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play.

Coding with Cubetto happens with hands-on coding blocks, which means children can use it irrespective of reading ability.

Osmo Coding

Coding Awbie is the game that makes learning logic skills and problem-solving fun. For children growing up in a digital first world, Coding Awbie is one of the easiest ways to introduce your child to coding.

What could be more fun than collecting strawberries with Awbie? Guiding the way Awbie goes, through coding! You’re able to control Awbie, the fun and playful character who adores a delicious strawberry. Through your coding commands, you’ll guide Awbie on the most exciting tree-shaking, strawberry-munching adventure

Date:       Wed 17th of Jan
Time:      10am to 12 pm
Venue:    Perth Modern School Refectory
Age:        4 + years
Cost:       $26 (non-members $36)

Parent must attend with a 4 or 5 year old

Bookings

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:    Friday the 90th 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:    $26 (non-members $36)

Bookings

You are receiving this newsletter because you subscribed on our website. unsubscribe.
SHARE THIS EMAIL

September Holiday Workshops

Science: Fun with Colour for 3 to 5 year olds
ImageCome along and investigate the science of colour. Find out about:

  • How do we see colour?
  • What happens when colours mix?
  • See how light is all the colours in one
  • Find out about UV light that is all around us.

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 with lab coats and safety glasses and other basic science equipment.

Date: Tuesday the 26th September, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Perth Modern School Refractory

All Bookings are through Trybooking

Bookings

Science: Earth Sciences for 6 – 9 year olds
Image
• Discover the formation and movement of tectonic plates
• Explore how mineral deposits and rocks are formed
• Make you own sedimentary rocks
• Learn about the soil beneath us as well as the earth’s water cycleThis workshop will run for two hours. Children will work with lab coats and safety glasses and other basic science equipment.Date: Thursday the 28th September, 2017Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Venue: Perth Modern School RefractoryCost:   $26Venue: Perth Modern School RefectoryAll Bookings are through TrybookingBookings
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:     Tuesday 26th of September
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:      $26 (non-member $35)

All Bookings are through Trybooking

Bookings

Learn to Build Apps with Bitsbox
ImageAre you ready to transition to text based coding (using JavaScript syntax)? Can you type?

No coding knowledge required.

With Bitsbox you code with the help of guidelines that you simply copy and then the website will run the app on a “virtual tablet”.
You will then be prompted to change/improve your code to understand how to produce different results.
Finally you can scan the on screen QR code, which will run the app on a real tablet/phone/computer.
Computational thinking teaches you how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems.

Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform complex tasks. Once you know how to code, you can create virtual worlds within the computer where the only limit on what is possible is your imagination.

Encourage your girls to come along. GATCA always provides one female on our team of university student presenters and this course is very user friendly.

Recommended for 8 years + as typing is required but no coding experience necessary.

Cost      $26 (non-members $35)
Date:     Wednesday the 27 th of September
Time:    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm.
Venue:  Perth Modern Mills Building (MU7)

All Bookings are through Trybooking
Bookings

 

 

July 2017 Holiday Workshops. Bookings open to members only via newsletter until June the 19th

GATCA’s workshops are led by full time university students who are typically ex gatca members children

Science: Engineering for 3 to 5 year olds

Image

Learn about engineering and explore its basis in science. Discover how every day physical concepts can come together to allow us to achieve the marvels of technology in a fun environment.

  • Learn about gravity, mass and density; how related and   fundamental to engineering projects they are.
  • Discover the different ways in which we use basic physical laws to generate mechanical work and make our lives easier.
  • Study matter and how its physical state and properties can radically change its applications; as well as how we can harness them for different purposes.

This workshop will run for one and half hours. Each child will need to be accompanied by an adult (or 1 adult to 2 children). Children will work in safety glasses and lab coats, and use basic science equipment and household products.

Cost:     $26.00 (non-member $35)
Date:     Monday 10th July, 2017
Time:    10:00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Venue:  Perth Modern School Refectory

Bookings

 

Science: Electromagnetism for 6 to 9 year olds

Image

Fully Booked

Discover the power of electromagnetism with fun and informative experiments. Harness magnetism and electrical energy to understand these powerful and fundamental physical forces.

  • Learn about how and why magnets attract and repel.
  • Understand why electromagnetism is so powerful and useful to our every day lives.
  • Construct magnetic racers to demonstrate complex electromagnetic forces in action.

This workshop will run for two hours.
Cost:   $26
Date:   Friday 14th July, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Venue: Perth Modern School Refectory

Learn Beginners Computer Coding with Scratch

Image

Fully Booked

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.

Start 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.

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:      Wednesdat 12th of July
Time:      10am to 12pm
Age:        6 yr + (please see note below)
Venue:    Perth Modern School Mills Building (MU 7)
Cost:       $26 (non- member $35)

 

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

Image

HTML 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:     Thursday July the 13th
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:      $26 (non-member $35)

Bookings

 

Learn to Build Apps with Bitsbox

Image

Are you ready to transition to text based coding (using JavaScript syntax)? Can you type?

No coding knowledge required.

With Bitsbox you code with the help of guidelines that you simply copy and then the website will run the app on a “virtual tablet”.
You will then be prompted to change/improve your code to understand how to produce different results.
Finally you can scan the on screen QR code, which will run the app on a real tablet/phone/computer.
Computational thinking teaches you how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems.

Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform complex tasks. Once you know how to code, you can create virtual worlds within the computer where the only limit on what is possible is your imagination.

Encourage your girls to come along. GATCA always provides one female on our team of university student presenters and this course is very user friendly.

Recommended for 8 years + as typing is required but no coding experience necessary.

Cost      $26 (non-members $35)
Date:     Tuesday the 11th of July
Time:    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm.
Venue:  Perth Modern Mills Building (MU7)

Bookings