Workshops are very hands-on, with the students actively involved in experimentation and discovery. They generally consist of a number of workstations and will start with an introduction by the presenter, leading into timed, guided sessions at each workstation. In contrast, shows are given to an audience and will include demonstrations that are in many ways more spectacular, but are too hazardous for students to do. Shows still involve some interaction, including the need for some volunteers at times, but they are not hands-on.
SciWorld birthday parties are a great fun way to celebrate a special day. Our science party presenter will show some amazing science demos, and guide the party goers through some great hands on science activities.
Our birthday parties generally run for 60 minutes, however, can be requested for 90 minutes at an additional cost. Birthday parties should have a maximum of 20 children (additional children will be charged at a higher rate due to an extra member of staff being required).
Sciworld can bring all equipment if required, but in general, use of trestle tables or desks provided by the venue is generally easier and quicker. In any cases where spillage or damage might occur, protective coverings will be provided and used.
Every age will love the science that SciWorld presents. Most of our programs are designed for Kindy to Year 7 and OSHC’s, however some of them can be adapted and delivered to Yr 8 and 9. We are also a great addition for your public event
This will depend on the location. In school gyms, with very high ceilings, the small amounts of smoke and fire generally do not trigger detectors. In smaller venues, such as classrooms, detectors will have to be disabled temporarily
All our staff are trained in safe handling procedures and follow SOPs. Appropriate safety equipment, such as a fire blanket, is available whenever hazardous materials are being used. Usage of PPE is mandatory and audiences are always kept at a safe distance.
Given that at least an hour of preparation is required before giving a show or workshop, any start time earlier than 0930 will require special arrangements, but can be accommodated if needed. Evening sessions can also be accommodated by special request.
Please note, the StarDome requires an indoor space of 7m x 7m with an unobstructed ceiling height of 3.2m and one power point. The Starlab is 11m in diameter and needs an unobstructed ceiling height of 4.5m and one power point.
We value your feedback on both science content and the nature and style of the presentation as it helps us ensure that we continue to maintain high standards. During your show or workshop, you should be provided with a feedback form to complete. You can hand this form to your presenter or email us directly at email@example.com.