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Term 1 Program

February 20, 2012

Welcome to our Autumn Program! All workshops are located at the Mid Mountains Community Centre in Lawson and run from 11am-12 on Tuesday mornings, with time to share lunch and play afterwards.  For all bookings and inquiries contact Julie at sparksandflames@soundview.com.au.  All workshops are Home Education Association Inc events.

March 13th: Stories we Love

Bring your favourite picture book and we will read it all together in a story sharing circle.  We can chat about plot, setting, characters, dialogue, and how language is used in each story.  We will compare, contrast and celebrate the stories we love.

Cost: $2 HEA members $4 non HEA members (to cover hall and insurance costs).

March 20th: Fire Brigade

Members of Lawson Fire Station will present a fire safety talk, with a show bag for each child, and an opportunity to explore the fire truck.

Cost: $2 HEA members $4 non HEA members (to cover hall and insurance costs).

March 27th: CSIRO Hands On Science Programs

We are still taking bookings for these two wonderful events.  Please note booking is essential and payments are due by 6th of March to secure your place.

**  Air, Atmosphere & Weather Workshop (K-6), and
**  Energy, Forces & Motion Show (Yrs 7-10)

The CSIRO Science Education Centre create a dynamic interactive forum within which students can take a hands-on role. Their program engages students in eye-opening interactive science theatre and hands-on experiments, which have been developed around real-life CSIRO research. Our students will become the scientists, rather than just reading about them.
***Air, Atmosphere & Weather Student Workshop This stimulating interactive show is designed to encourage students to think like scientists‚. During the session, students make predictions and observations during eye-catching demonstrations involving air, water and liquid nitrogen. Demonstrations of evaporation, expanding gases and condensation are designed for students to question and gain an understanding of these processes. Allow your students to be inspired by the science of weather in a new exciting educational forum. Demonstrations allow students to:
* see that air takes up space
* feel how air exerts a force
* explore what happens when air is cooled and heated air
* understand air and the weather
* find out what makes up air.

This workshop is recommended for Kindergarten to Year 6. Costs are $12 (HEA) / $14 (Non HEA).  Contact Julie at sparksandflames@soundview.com.au

*** Energy, Forces & Motion Show This 60 minute show explores matter, energy and how they interact. Through fun demonstrations and discussion, students can: investigate magnetic braking and Lenz’s Law visualise magnetic fields with ferrofluids and nanoparticales examine electric fields, electrostatics and plasmas explore properties of sound including standing waves, harmonics and resonance experience angular momentum and gyroscopes experience different forms of electromagnetic energy including lasers and infrared use persistence of vision and find out how a stroboscope can help to freeze motion. Learn about Bernoulli’s Principle, air resistance, and fast moving air.

This show is suitable for Years 7-10. Costs are $15 (HEA) / $20 (non HEA).  Contact Jane at jane@hrlearning.com.au

April 3rd: Easter Skill Sharing Market

Everyone has a skill to share!  Be it a magic trick, knitting, a musical instrument, cats cradle, a tongue twister, crochet, a joke, a knot, a song, fortune telling, a poem, origami…

…the list is as endless as our imaginations!  Children and adults alike,  bring the tools of your trade and swap skills with everyone in our Easter Skill Sharing Market.

Cost: $2 HEA members $4 non HEA members (to cover hall and insurance costs).

Look forward to connecting with every one over Autumn!

Best Wishes,

Julie

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