Make at Questacon in Canberra

School Workshops

Workshops in Canberra

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Holiday Workshops

Workshops during the school holidays

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Within the Community

Enterprising Australians

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Community Events

Public events and talks.

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Touring School Workshops

Touring workshops brought to your classroom.

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Virtual Excursion

Live workshops streamed from our studios in Canberra to your school.

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Teacher Workshops

Accredited workshops for teachers.

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Invention Convention

Questacon Invention Convention

Don't just use the latest technology- create it!

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Holiday Workshops

Check out the Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre (IPTLC) located in Deakin and sign the kids up to a workshop during the January school holidays.

These hands-on workshops designed for young people aged between 10-15 years old will unleash the inner inventor, designer or maker.

Participants will get the opportunity to meet other like-minded people, make some cool stuff, get great advice on their projects, and find out how to further develop their ideas while having heaps of fun along the way!

Morning and afternoon workshops are available on 23, 24 and 25 January. Contact our bookings team on 1800 889 995 to check workshop availability.

To sign up, complete the registration form located under the 'sign up' tab below.

To Book:

Ph: 1800 889 995
Fax: 1800 641 171
E: bookings@questacon.edu.au

Strange Devices

Places Still Available

Explore the silly side of inventing in this half-day workshop focused on being creative and coming up with innovations that are almost useless, but not quite.

Time/Date:
Where: 60 Denison Street, Deakin ACT
Age: 10-15 years old only
Cost: Q Club members $44.00 per workshop (incl. GST)
Non Q Club members $55.00 per workshop (incl. GST)

Participants will need to arrange their own transport to and from The IPTLC and provide their own morning or afternoon tea (we can arrange for small items to be refrigerated).

These stand-alone workshops each run for half a day. Participants who are enrolled in both morning and afternoon workshops will be supervised over lunch and should bring their own lunch, water, a hat and sunscreen.

Crane You Lift It?

Places Still Available
Questacon staff adjust some hand-built miniature cranes

Become the lead crane engineer and build a crane that can fit some very tight specifications! Using simple materials you'll prototype your own moving, working crane.

Time/Date:
Where: 60 Denison Street, Deakin ACT
Age: 10-15 years old only
Cost: Q Club members $44.00 per workshop (incl. GST)
Non Q Club members $55.00 per workshop (incl. GST)

Participants will need to arrange their own transport to and from The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre and provide their own morning or afternoon tea (we can arrange for small items to be refrigerated).

These stand-alone workshops each run for half a day. Participants who are enrolled in both morning and afternoon workshops will be supervised over lunch and should bring their own lunch, water, a hat and sunscreen.

Gamecraft

Places Still Available

What goes into creating a computer game? Learn to make your own mini game using Scratch, then invent a wacky new user interface to control it!

Time/Date:
Where: 60 Denison Street, Deakin ACT
Age: 10-15 years old only
Cost: Q Club members $44.00 per workshop (incl. GST)
Non Q Club members $55.00 per workshop (incl. GST)

Participants will need to arrange their own transport to and from The IPTLC and provide their own morning or afternoon tea (we can arrange for small items to be refrigerated).

These stand-alone workshops each run for half a day. Participants who are enrolled in both morning and afternoon workshops will be supervised over lunch and should bring their own lunch, water, a hat and sunscreen.

Rocketry

Places Still Available
Questacon presenters launch rockets with students

3... 2... 1... Blast Off! Experiment with different designs and see if you can launch your rocket into outer space.

Time/Date:
Where: 60 Denison Street, Deakin ACT
Age: 10-15 years old only
Cost: Q Club members $44.00 per workshop (incl. GST)
Non Q Club members $55.00 per workshop (incl. GST)

Participants will need to arrange their own transport to and from The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre and provide their own morning or afternoon tea (we can arrange for small items to be refrigerated).

These stand-alone workshops each run for half a day. Participants who are enrolled in both morning and afternoon workshops will be supervised over lunch and should bring their own lunch, water, a hat and sunscreen.

Girls Make: Gamecraft

Places Still Available

What goes into creating a computer game? Learn to make your own mini game using Scratch, then invent a crazy new user interface to control it!

Please note that this workshop covers identical content and activities to Gamecraft, but will be delivered in a female-only, rather than co-educational, environment.

 

Time/Date:
Where: 60 Denison Street, Deakin ACT
Age: 10-15 years old only
Cost: Q Club members $44.00 per workshop (incl. GST)
Non Q Club members $55.00 per workshop (incl. GST)

Participants will need to arrange their own transport to and from the IPTLC and provide their own morning or afternoon tea (we can arrange for small items to be refrigerated).

These stand-alone workshops each run for half a day. Participants who are enrolled in both morning and afternoon workshops will be supervised over lunch and should bring their own water, lunch, hat and sunscreen.

Robot Hack

Places Still Available
A Questacon presenter and two holiday workshop participants build a robot

Build a new way to do your chores! Create hybrid contraptions out of robots and simple materials that can help you do jobs around the house.

Time/Date:
Where: 60 Denison Street, Deakin ACT
Age: 10-15 years old only
Cost: Q Club members $44.00 per workshop (incl. GST)
Non Q Club members $55.00 per workshop (incl. GST)

Participants will need to arrange their own transport to and from The IPTLC and provide their own morning or afternoon tea (we can arrange for small items to be refrigerated).

These stand-alone workshops each run for half a day. Participants who are enrolled in both morning and afternoon workshops will be supervised over lunch and should bring their own lunch, water, a hat and sunscreen.

Sign up

Download and complete the registration form to reserve a place.

Completed forms can be returned by email, fax or post.

Email: bookings@questacon.edu.au
Free Fax: 1800 641 171
Post: Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, Loc. 940, PO Box 5322, Kingston ACT 2604

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