Open to all ages, cost $8.00
The Science Roadshow offers school children, their teachers and accompanying parents and wider public visitors an opportunity to explore various science and technology concepts by ‘touch and feel’.
It provides a unique, informal learning opportunity that:
- excites and enthuses visitors;
- nurtures curiosity and discovery;
- improves motivation and attitude;
- adds to teacher knowledge;
- supports numeracy and literacy;
- encourages social interaction and co-operative learning;
- provides memorable real life contextual elements and exemplars.
Your visit to the Roadshow:
A school visit to the Roadshow lasts for 80 minutes and is divided into three sections:
First show — As each session begins your students may be joined by those from other schools, depending on numbers. One of our two shows is then presented to the entire group. This takes around 15 minutes.
Exhibit interaction — Each of our exhibits is set up around the hall according to its theme. Your students will have approximately 50 minutes to explore each of the activites. To help them out, each exhibit has a context board which includes information about how to use the exhibit, the science behind it, and where such things occur in everyday life. A number of the exhibits also have student explainers — senior students from the host school, who are there to assist visiting students gain the most from their Roadshow experience.
Second show — The second of our two shows is now presented, then your students return to school.