Holiday Workshops & Science Kits

School holidays workshops.

The Science Shed Workshops starts with exciting demonstrations with plenty of time for your child to get their hands into real science. 

“Play is the highest form of research”   

Albert Einstein                                                                

Our workshop sizes are limited to ensure maximum experience and participation for each child.  Bookings are essential.  Workshops are located in Frankston South.  Parents can leave their children to explore in a safe environment with a registered teacher.  During each workshop children will receive a fruit snack.  Please bring your own water bottle.

Holiday workshops will begin back in the Easter School holidays, 2021. 

Private workshops of 5+ children can be booked in January 2021, on request.  Please give Julie a call on 0419 882 765.    

Past Workshops

Who stole the cookie?

Work as a forensic scientist to use clues to solve the crime of who stole the cookie. Children will use forensic science techniques such as chromatography, imprinting, fingerprinting, chemical analysis and lots more to solve the mystery of the cookie. (Recommended for ages 5+)

The Toy Workshop 

Use your science skills to make some simple toys.  Toys that move, balance, fly, spin and even draw!  Make your own bug to crawl along the ground.  Can you make your own toy that balances and seems to defy gravity! Lots of imagination and creativity in this session.  (Recommended for ages 6-12)

Fizz and Fun

Children can discover experiments which go fizz! How do these experiments work and who can make the biggest reaction??? How can we make a chemical reaction that we can eat??? Children will explore some colourful chemistry! They will have more fun mixing, observing and even some small explosions to inspire the budding Scientist.

What Comes Up Must Come Down! 

Investigate the forces of gravity with water rockets; be prepared to get a little wet!  Children will explore how to make the rocket go the highest into the sky.  Children will have a wonderful opportunity to use their investigative skills with Physics based experiments using many forms of flight and buoyancy.  They will make a magic jumping bean and their own catapult.  Lots to keep them having fun!

Constructions and Contraptions 

Use your engineering skills to build a simple hydraulic box that can open and shut or for the children that might like a little more challenge, your very own hydraulic lift.  Build your own chemical powered car that can shoot along the ground.  How can you make your car go the furthest?  Children take their constructions home to keep designing and improving and having fun!

Sparks and Bots 

Investigate static electricity…. a hair raising experience. Children will explore how simple circuits work. They will make and test their own electric circuits and make their own simple robot to take home.  Children will have a wonderful opportunity to use their creativity to decorate and make their robot into a unique creative creature.  They also make their own nerve tester to take home to share with their families.

(Recommended for ages 6+)

Mix It 

Children have fun discovering the world of Chemistry.  They mix, stir and explore!  Children will be challenged to see who can make the longest worm?  They will investigate how to make a different slime.  Children will also learn how to make their own colour changing solutions and much much more.  (Recommended for ages 5+)

Kitchen Chemistry Kaos

Use items easily found in your kitchen to make Chemistry fun.  Can you blow up a balloon with yeast, how can you make milk move and can you make your own plastic? Lots of mixing chemicals! (Recommended for ages 5-12)

Also…some activities for you to do at home:

Junior Science Kit $45

  • Beaker
  • 6 x Test tubes & test tube rack
  • Measuring cylinder
  • Conical Flask
  • Spatula spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Funnel / filter paper
  • Petri-dish
  • 3 x Pipette
  • Syringe
  • Safety glasses
  • test tube cleaner
  • Balloon helicopter
  • Mini Crystal Tree Kit
  • Booklet for experiments and some chemicals (safe) to get you started
  • Carry case to keep it all neat!
  • Recommended ages (5-12 years)

Safe chemicals included to get you well on your way to making your own science lab:

  • bicarb
  • citric acid
  • epsom salts
  • sultanas
  • pH paper
  • psyllium husks
  • food dye

$45 Pick up, free delivery for Frankston, Langwarrin, Sommerville and Mt Eliza areas,  contact the Science shed for delivery costs to other areas.

Handy carry case

Junior Robot Kit $20

From my most popular workshop here’s a kit that contains two fun robots for the kids to make. A brush bot & drawing bot!

Kits contains

  • Two hobbies motors
  • Two battery holders with switch
  • 4 AAA batteries
  • Brush
  • Cup
  • 4 Markers
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Decorating craft items
  • Cork
  • And of course handy instructions

Suitable for 7-12 year olds

$20 delivered Mt Eliza, Langwarrin, Sommerville or Frankston; other areas please ask for delivery cost.

Junior Engineering Kit $20

Children can investigate how hydraulics work by making their own hydraulic opening mini bin.
They also construct their own nerve tester….can you move the wire along the nerve tester without it making a sound. Kids can make it as easy or difficult as they want!
Junior engineering kit includes:
Mini wheelie bin (assorted colours)
2 syringes
Electrical tape
Base plate
2x Dowel uprights
Electrical buzzer
2x screws
1 mini screw driver
Battery holder with switch
2 x AAA battery
Sand paper
2 x Wire
3 x acrylic paint (assorted colours)
Paint brush
Suitable for 7-12 year olds
$20 delivered Mt Eliza, Langwarrin, Sommerville or Frankston; other areas please ask for delivery cost.
Nerve tester
Mini bin – hydraulic lid