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Little Bang Discovery Plus

Junior scientists and their adult lab assistants will conduct new experiments to conduct to discover, learn and explore. Each child will be issued with a Discovery Plus box with tools and materials to use for investigations to do at home. Booking is essential. A free program for 3.5-6 years

When: Wednesday, July 24 2019 till Wednesday, September 11 2019. 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Where: Function room, Clare Town Hall
229 Main North Road, Clare, SA, 5453
Topic: Human body and movement, Environment and nature, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: $20 refundable deposit for discovery box, which is taken home for the duration of the program and returned at conclusion of program.
Bookings: 08 8842 3817
Other: Wheelchair access
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The Little Bang discovery Club is an extension program of the Little Bang Discovery club with all new experiment to conduct. The seven sessions are on Wednesday mornings during term 3 2019


Session 1 Taking a Scientific Approach and Investigations
In this first session, we revisit the scientific principles learnt in the Little Bang Discovery Club. We explore how to make investigations fair by working out what one thing to change while keeping everything else the same.

Session 2 Lovely Light and Equipment in Science
We use light day and night. Do some investigations to explore more about the way light works. Like scientists, we will describe the equipment we are using in our experiments.

Session 3 Wonderful Water and Measuring Accurately
Water makes life on Earth possible so we look in depth at all the things water does for us. Scientists also need to measure accurately, so we practise these skills.

Session 4 Our Precious Planet and Investigation Steps
Today we learn what makes our planet so special. Acting scientifically means doing things in a careful and step-by-step (methodical) way. This allows us to be more confident in finding out how things work.

Session 5 Physical Change and Making Close Observations
Experiments often result in changes. We explore different types of physical changes and learn about solids, liquids and gases. We will practise making observations and being curious about why things change.

Session 6 Always-there Air and Recording Results
Although we don’t often notice it, we use air every second. During today’s investigations we do some air-mazing experiments. We will practise recording our results in different ways.

Session 7 Chemical Change and Visually Representing Results
Experiments can also result in chemical changes where compounds can combine to make something new. We will visually represent our experiments using a group graph.

Our bodies are amazing sense machines. Learn about some lesser-known senses and look for patterns in our experimental results that help support our theories. The final session also concludes with a Graduation and celebration. Don’t forget to collect feedback forms too.

Contact details:

Heather Lymburn
Clare Library
Phone: 08 8842 3817

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