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.
Every age will love the science that SciWorld presents. Most of our workshops and our planetariums are designed for Kindy to Year 7 and OSHC’s, however some of our programs can be adapted and delivered to Yr 8, 9 and 10.
Our shows in particular can be enjoyed by all ages! We are also a great addition for your public events.
Prior Contact One (1): Our Shifts Team will telephone the Contact Person prior to the event to discuss date & time/s, pre-payment, maximum numbers, program content and activities, room requirements, equipment and materials brought, alarms, smoke detectors, risk assessments and staff clearances. Risk assessments can be downloaded from our website at www.sciworld.org.au
Prior Contact Two (2): Our Presenter Team will telephone the Contact Person prior to the event to discuss arrival time, site/campus location, parking, access/egress, sign-in procedures, set-up, cleaning and any other safety considerations.
After every event, the main contact will receive by email an online feedback survey form to complete and submit (online). Presenters will also issue on the day a paper feedback form to complete. SciWorld encourages customers to provide feedback following every session.
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.
All SciWorld staff hold a current Working with Children’s Check and will present evidence of this to customers upon arrival to sites. If you require a copy in advance so that you can request a Catholic Clearance for your site, then please make the request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Sciworld birthday parties run from between 60 to 90 minutes depending on the age and ability of the children. They 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 to assist with activities).