To kick-start the April school holidays, the Committee decided to give our members and their children free entry, including the Planetarium and Lightning shows, to Scienceworks in Spotswood. This was a huge success, with both the children, ranging from the ages of 2 to 12, their parents and grandparents who attended.
The Lightning show featured high-voltage demonstrations, with awesome sparks and noise, and showed how storm clouds are affected when lightning strikes. It also demonstrated where one would be safe (or not) in a lightning strike.
The Planetarium show was also very informative and relaxing, where we all sat in reclining seats in order to see the stars and planets in our universe. To make it interesting and fun for the young ones, this show demonstrated how our seasons evolve, in a story involving two animated characters (Annie and Max).
The children had fun participating in a lot of activities, including the Neon Nature exhibit, using neon straws to make branches found in plants and trees, challenging themselves in all sporting activities and lots more.
Scienceworksis a fascinating experience for young and old, with hands-on exhibits, where everyone can participate and have fun, learning about our planet and the science behind our every-day life. A fantastic day was had by all.
We have more school-holiday activities planned for the next school holidays. Keep a look-out about these in our upcoming newsletters.
We look forward to seeing you all then.