Innisfail kids will learn how to decipher a crime scene, measure their carbon footprint and test their reflexes in just some of the fun science activities starting this month.
Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the popular Science on Saturday program, now in its sixth year, would be run at the Innisfail State High School from May 9 for six weeks.
“This program includes lots of hands-on experiments so children can get up close and personal with science and importantly, have fun. It illustrates science in a practical way that no textbook could,” Mr Pitt said.
The program, delivered by CSIRO Education, invites kids aged seven to 14 to explore, discover and investigate the world of science, as well as learn about careers in the field.
“Activities include analysing fingerprints, finding hidden minerals, or working out how many trees it takes to offset a car’s emissions,” Mr Pitt said.
Topics covered in the six-week program were: Scientists at Work; Our Environment; Health and Wellbeing; Whodunnit?; Geology Rocks and Awesome Agriculture.
Science on Saturday includes two sessions held each Saturday for six weeks – one from 10am to 11.30am for seven to 10-year olds, and another from 12.30pm to 2pm for those aged 11 to 14 years. Sessions run for 90 minutes and a different topic is covered each week.
“Kids may attend as many or as few sessions as they like, however parents will need to book in advance as places will fill up fast,” Mr Pitt said.
Places cost $6 per session prepaid or $9 on the day. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential, even if you wish to pay on the day. For more information or bookings, visit www.csiro.au/sos or call 1300 302 649.