Create a Buzz Electricity Science Workshop at ANSTO
Create a Buzz Electricity Science Workshop at ANSTO

Create a Buzz Electricity Science Workshop at ANSTO

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ANSTO Discovery Centre

New Illawarra Rd

Lucas Heights, NSW 2234


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Create a Buzz electricity holiday workshop

How does electricity work? Why does static electricity zap me? What makes a motor turn?
Learn all about types of circuits, resistors, diodes, motors as we put them all together to makes interesting circuits that do really cool things. We’ll also investigate electrical and magnetic fields and how your body can conduct electricity – a truly “hair-raising” experience!

Electrical circuits

This awesome half day experience is being offered by Fizzics Education in collaboration with ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) at their unique Discovery Centre where you can also find out more about the ground breaking research being conducted by ANSTO scientists everyday to better our lives.

ANSTO and Australian Government logo

Fizzics Education

Please bring a snack (no nuts), a drink and a hat with you on the day and also please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty!

This program can be paired with the morning Extreme Engineering Workshop to make a full day of science fun! Lunch break will be from 12pm-1pm and fully supervised by Fizzics Education (please bring lunch if doing this).

Ages: 8+ years.

Bookings essential

This program is presented by Fizzics Education as part of two weeks of science and engineering activities in these school holidays.

Check out our other awesome holiday workshops on offer at ANSTO too!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the program being held?

The program is being held in the Discovery Centre within ANSTO.

ANSTO discovery centre location

Northern Approach

  1. Take the M5 to the Fairford Rd exit which is marked with signs to Menai and Wollongong
  2. (please note that a toll is payable).
  3. Head south for approximately 14kms staying on Fairford
  4. Rd as it turns into Davies Rd,
  5. Alford’s Point Rd and New Illawarra Rd (all of these will be designated as Route 6).

Southern Approach

  1. Take the Princes Highway to Engadine then turn into Heathcote Rd which is marked with signs to Menai and Liverpool.
  2. Head west for 5.4 kms and turn right onto New Illawarra Rd for 1.8 kms.
  3. ANSTO will be on your right

Once within the ANSTO complex

  1. Turn off New Illawarra Rd onto Rutherford Ave and proceed approximately 150 metres to a roundabout at the top of the small hill.
  2. If you are arriving by car, turn left (marked with signs to Motel Café) and then into one of the car parks immediately on your left or right.
  3. Walk to the Discovery Centre which is directly opposite the Café next to Gate 19, using the footpaths and pedestrian crossings provided.

Should my child wear old clothes?

Yes please!

My child is 4/5/6/7 years old, can they attend with their older sibling?

No, sorry. The minimum age of this program is set to ensure that children attending have the attention span and fine motor skills to enjoy the program content and length of the day. Younger children tend to fall behind and can end up frustrated which can have an impact on the rest of the class.

Where can I find any updated information?
Check out our Facebook page for updates and fun facts!

Refunds Policy

Fizzics will provde a full refund only if the event is rescheduled or cancelled. We cannot refund tickets, but name changes on tickets are acceptable. Fizzics reserves the right to review all requests for refunds on a discretionary basis.

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