Workshop Information

The following is the list of fantastic workshops available for Explorama. Please read the workshop descriptions and select a preference to enter with the student’s Eventbrite registration.


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Fun With Maths (Junior) – Grades 1, 2 & 3. Full-day workshop

Think outside the box! Challenge your mind and fire your imagination.

It’s hands-on, interactive and loads of fun! This workshop will enrich your child by presenting them with real-life maths problems not found in the classroom. Children are taken on a hands-on mathematical journey of amazing explorations of discovery, creative problem solving and investigation. Using both sides of their brain they will problem solve to crack the code and open the safe, create a tower of light, measure the volume of their hands, save the earth from destruction and much, much more. Fun with maths is filled with games, challenges and lots of fun for everyone.

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Ocean Life Discovery – Grades 1, 2 & 3. Full-day workshop

Become a Marine Biologist for the day and learn about our amazing ocean creatures and how to look after them.

Explore and interact with weird and wonderful live sea creatures on this amazing ocean discovery! Learn about different marine animals and how we can protect them in their beautiful marine environment! So come along and be a ‘Marine Biologist’ for the day with this fabulous, live and interactive, Ocean Exploration!

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Mindful Mandalas – Grades 4, 5, 6 & 7. Full-day workshop

Learn the tools and techniques of classic Indian Mandala making. This workshop will explore different artistic styles and help you to design and create unique designs you will love!

Spend the day working through a variety of different art mediums and learn the tools and techniques to create beautiful, classic Indian Mandalas. This workshop will explore different artistic styles and you will get to try your hand at watercolour painting, shrinky art and gel ink! There will be the chance to make jewellery, decorate a rock, and create Mandala artworks from watercolours and gel pens. Bring loads of creativity and imagination to help you design and create unique designs and treasures you will love!

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Mini Monets – Grades 2 & 3. Full-day workshop

Come on a treasure hunt to explore, create and learn to paint like the great artist Claude Monet.

Discover the magic of light through painting. Students will enjoy mixing colours, learn painting techniques and go on a treasure hunt to explore what inspired the great ‘Monet’. Live for a day in the life of Claude Monet, a founder of French Impressionist painting. Create your own impression.

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Cool Scratch Coding – Grades 2, 3 & 4. (90 minute workshop. 2 sessions available: 9am-10:30 or 11am-12:30)

Calling all future computer programmers! Learn the language of programming and create your own games!

Just beginning, in the middle or highly experienced with coding, well Cool Scratch Coding is all about taking you to the next level with cool tools to create groovy games. Learn the Scratch language of programming and create your own games with Erica from Maker Workshops. Extend and challenge yourself with mathematical and computational thinking, whilst also learning to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively. Join us for an amazing exploration into game programming with Scratch!

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Mind Blowing Science – Grades 3 & 4. Full-day workshop

Budding scientists will engage in hands on activities and experiments that explore the fundamentals of Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

Mind Blowing Science is all about seeing how ordinary the world around us is, particularly when viewed through the eyes of a scientist.  Budding scientists will engage in hands on activities and experiments that explore the fundamentals of Chemistry, Physics and Biology.  There will of course be liquids fizzing, gasses expanding and mysterious substances being discovered – and what’s more, all of the experiments explored, can be repeated at home!

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CSI – Crime Scene Investigators- Grades 5, 6 & 7. Full-day workshop

Forensic Scientists needed! Put your wit and skills to the test to solve ‘whodunnit’ crimes.

Fancy yourself in a team of Forensic Scientists who will be called upon to solve some mind, boggling cases! Put your wit and skills to the test as you solve ‘whodunnit’ crimes. You will check out a crime scene where you will be collecting and evaluating evidence using techniques such as dusting for fingerprints, conducting a splatter analysis and looking at chromatography. All in a day’s work for a Crime Scene Investigator!

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Trial By Jury – Grades 5, 6 & 7. Full-day workshop

Learn from a real-life Barrister about how a courtroom is brought to life and explore the various legal roles to decide civil and criminal law matters. Guilty or innocent…you decide?

Fancy yourself battling it out in a courtroom of law? You could be the next Judge Judy or Judge Joe Brown. Be a part of this amazing course where you will learn how a courtroom is brought to life and explore various legal roles such as the roles of barristers, witnesses, judges and jury. You will get to take part in a civil and criminal law matter and team up to prepare a case for a very HOT courtroom debate! Guilty or innocent? Don’t miss the opportunity to take a vital role in some sizzling courtroom antics!

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Nao Humanoid Robot Coding – Grades 4, 5, 6 & 7. Full-day workshop. *Laptop required*

Students get to see their programming come to life on a real NAO robot.

Have you ever wanted to code a humanoid robot? Well this is your chance. Meet Nao, and get set for a highly innovative and engaging workshop where you learn the basics of humanoid robotics and programming using the Nao Choregraphe software. Students get to see their programming come to life on a real NAO robot. Can you teach Nao to be a McDonald’s assistant or even teach Nao how to DAB? *Students are required to bring their own laptop to this workshop (iPad not suitable)*.

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Maker Workshop ‘Pegbots’ – Grades 4, 5, 6 & 7. (90 minute workshop. 2 sessions available: 9am-10:30 or 11am-12:30)

A Maker ‘style’ hands on workshop that gets students busy, delivers fun and engages them with explorative learning.

Come and join our Maker ‘style’ hands on workshop that delivers fun, explorative learning. You will be using your STEAM skills, innovation and creativity with a variety of materials to make a ‘Pegbot’ using motors, wires, batteries and lots of cool odds and ends. How far can your skills and imagination go? **Note this is a 90 minute workshop. Please choose ONE of the session times available** All parts and materials supplied.

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Rockin’ Robotics – Grades 5, 6, 7. Full-day workshop. *Laptop required*

Program an EV3 robot and bring it to life using the latest Lego EV3 Mindstorms robot software.

Learn to program an EV3 Mindstorm robot and bring it to life to perform a series of exciting problem-solving tasks and challenges including Sumo Wrestling, Search & Rescue and Autonomous Driving. An exciting robotics workshop designed to test the logical thinking and problem-solving skills of our most enquiring minds.*Students are required to bring their own laptop computer to this workshop (iPad not suitable)*.

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