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Teen Start-Up: The Science of Everyday

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Fairbairn Functions Centre

49 Laverton Avenue

Fairbairn, ACT 2609

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“All around us, the wonder of science is going unnoticed. Hidden in the things we take for granted is the “Science of Everyday”.

Does your child like coming up with ideas? Do they have an active imagination and like to solve problems? The Science of Everyday is a school holiday program specifically designed to cultivate curious, creative thinkers.

Through games, building activities and design challenges children will be introduced to the role played by the natural, formal and social sciences in everyday life.

The Format

The program is suitable for students aged 8-11 years (no previous science ability is assumed).

DAY 1 (THURSDAY):

  • Creative Thinking Challenge - How does your brain work?

    Activity: Can you design a fun game to develop memory, balance or hearing?
    (Maker Activity)

  • Collaboration Challenge - What is Citizen Science?

    Activity: How can you get involved? Let’s put Citizen Science into action.

  • Communication Challenge - How does advertising persuade?

    Activity: Can you sell flies to the outback or ice to Eskimos? Have fun designing and presenting advertisements.

  • Idea Generation Challenge - Science and recycling in the home

    Activity: Can you design a product or service for the home to make people better recyclers?
    (Maker Activity)

DAY 2 (FRIDAY):

  • Design Thinking Challenge - What makes a house, energy efficient?

    Activity: Can you design your dream energy efficient home?

  • Critical Thinking Challenge - How are cities designed?

    Activity: Let’s plan and build a suburb.
    (Maker Activity)

  • Problem Solving Challenge - What is the sharing economy?

    Activity: How can the residents of your suburb share resources?

  • Collaboration Challenge - Powering our Cities

    Activity: Let’s bring all our suburbs together and power our city using renewable energy.
    (Maker Activity)


The Science of Everyday program provides a playful way to:

  • Nurture your child’s curiosity;

  • Kindle their desire to explore and invent;

  • Foster persistence and the ability to learn from mistakes;

  • Develop confidence and initiative;

  • Learn to think laterally and find innovative solutions where you least expect them;

  • Work in groups and collaborate;

  • Enjoy the process of solving problems as much as the result.

Nurture your child’s extraordinary mind and join us at the Science of Everyday!

When:

Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
(Registration from 8:30am, and supervision provided until 4:30pm)


Where:

Fairbairn Functions Centre
49 Laverton Avenue
Fairbairn ACT


Cost:

$180.00 (+GST) per person for the two-day program
$160.00 (+ GST) per person for 2 or more children


What to bring?

  • Water bottle, lunch and snacks (no nuts!) each day;

  • Hat and sunscreen for outdoor activities.


For more information, visit https://www.teenstartupcamp.com.au/

To view the terms and conditions, please visit https://www.teenstartupcamp.com.au/about/terms-conditions

Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible.


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