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Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Bells Line of Road

Mount Tomah, NSW 2758

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Hands-on science for curious kids who like to make things, experiment, use gadgets and find out cool stuff. Lead by our fun and knowledgable Garden Science Educator, we'll discover WHY stuff happens, WHAT makes things the way they are and HOW things work!

We'll make fun gadgets, we'll mix up chemical compounds, build and test models, investigate with scientific equipment and experiment with super-cool science! Every month we’ll explore a new theme with a mini science-show and lots of making and experimenting for everyone to get involved, with all the tools, equipment and ingredients provided.

16 September: Colour and Light

Rainbows, prisms, plant colours and colour vision. September's Nerd Alert is all about Colour and Light! Join us for fun experiments such as making a sun catcher, a spinning colour wheel and a cellophane 'view tube' that will change the way we look at the world.

14 October: Propellers and Parachutes

In October, let's experiment with aerofoils and wind resistance! We'll test out paper helicopters and make our own flying sardine. We'll also look around the garden to see how seeds use flight before replicating this with our own origami sycamore seed.

4 November: Sound - Good Vibrations

In November we'll look at sound and vibrations in the air, waves and the ear. Learn how to make a single compression wave known as a 'banger' as well as a slide whistle. We'll also experiment with a straw tooter by varying length and adding holes to see how the tone changes.

Upcoming dates: 16th September, 14th October, 4th November
Where: Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Who: Recommended for children 8 years and over and their parents or carers.
Cost: $20 per child, per session. Accompanying adults free. Includes all activity materials
Bookings: Essential online
Questions? programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au

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