Education & Families Programs out to celebrate Science Week!

Posted in Communities on 20/Jul/2015 04:42

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National Science Week will be happening 15 August – 23 August 2015 and the Regional Arts Victoria Education & Families Department have some great programs for students of all ages to engage and learn more about science in term 3!

Westside Circus with the help of Paul Geil (PhD, Astrophysics & Grad. Dip. Ed. Secondary) have put together a brilliant program to teach science in a fun and new type of classroom, the circus! Using juggling, a walking globe, a mini trampoline, a teeterboard, crash mats and more, The Circus Experiment will have students jumping through hoops to learn more about gravity, mass, speed & velocity through physical participation and interactive discussion.

Winner of the 2013 Best Kinds Show Award (Melbourne Fringe Festival) and also the New Community Talent Award (Ballarat Arts Foundation), The Technology Show by Squid Stamp will be tackling the big questions of modern day technology use with students. Through physical comedy and student participation, the members of a ‘Technology Anonymous’ meeting will be negotiating their addictions including gaming, iPhones, Facebook and more!

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Perfect for early years, and people of all ages, Polyglot Theatre’s Sound of Drawing is a new Play Space installation that will be guiding participants through drawing exercises with a table that has been wired for sound. The sound of pastels and crayons are picked up by sensitive microphones and amplified into a soundscape through headphones provided, capturing a shared artwork that reflects the imagination and energy of the school community.

There is still time to book these and other fantastic Education & Families programs for students in term 3. For more information contact the Education & Families department, or alternatively, for more information on each individual event, you can visit the Education Events page.

The Circus Experiment, The Technology Show and Sound of Drawing are now available for schools in term 3 and are perfect for programs celebrating National Science Week (15 August – 23 August 2015).