Hands-on Workshops

Hands-on skills practice, fair testing, and drawing conclusions

MSE's mobile STEM workshops are built to address the Australian Curriculum and give individual classes a hands-on science experience. Improve your students learning outcomes and engage their interest, and we come to you - No Bus, No Fuss.

 

We bring all of the equipment and materials, as well as worksheets and pencils - all you need to supply is a space with access to electricity and water nearby, and tables. 

 

Workshop sessions run for 90 minutes and are suitable for up to 30 students per session.

Cost: $240 +GST per session ($280 for workshops including the Starlab planetarium), 2 sessions minimum booking. Cost includes 1 hour return travel time, additional travel fees may apply.

 

For full days, or disadvantaged schools, discounts will apply. For regional areas outside of Adelaide Greater Metropolitan and Adelaide Hills, daily minimums apply.

For the full pricing/discount schedule, click here. For how to make a booking, click here.

 

How Astronomy Works

Astronomy for youngsters

An introductory astronomy workshop with lots of movement.

Topics: stars and their size; the spinning earth; North, South, Up, Down; Moon Phases, Hand-made craters, planet sorting. 

R - 2, 90 minutes, 30 students,

$240 +GST

How Energy Works

Sounds, light, heat and movement

A very hands-on physical science lab for younger students.

Topics: what energy is; making sounds move; shadows and colour mixing, hot and cold, fast and slow. 

R - 2, 90 minutes, 30 students

$240 +GST

How Materials Work

Properties, chemistry and measurement

A hands-on chemical science lab for younger students. 

 

Students can practice measurement, timing, observation, fair testing and sorting with activities and experiments on viscosity, physical properties, indicators, polymers, heating and cooling.

 

R - 2, 90 minutes, 30 students

$240 +GST

How Pushes and Pulls Work

Movement and forces

A hands-on physical science lab for younger students.

Students can practice observation skills and conduct fair tests while investigating gravity, friction, balance, inclined planes, stored energy and wheels.

R - 2, 90 minutes, 30 students

$240 +GST

How Science Works

Practice your science skills

A hands-on introduction to the skills used by scientists every day.

Students will hypothesis, measure time and distance, make observations with multiple senses, conduct fair tests, and compare results.

R - 2, 90 minutes, 30 students

$240 +GST

How Coding Works

Sequencing and Coding skills workshop

A hands-on sequencing, coding and robotics lab for younger students.

Students can use their bodies and robots to practice their spatial reasoning, planning and sequencing skills, allowing kinaesthetic learners to meet problem solving challenges.

R - 2, 90 minutes, 30 students

$240 +GST

 

Junior Robotics

Get to grips with programming and coding concepts. We use Edison robots, a tough-as-nails South Australian invention. Edison is made especially for education and can be programmed in multiple intuitive ways.

Programming skills workshop

Yr 3 - 5, 90 minutes, 30 students. $240 +GST

 

Robotics and Coding

Programming skills workshop

A hands-on robotics challenge introducing  students to programming, coding and robotics using Edison robots and EdWare - an intuitive but surprisingly sophisticated graphical programming interface.

Yr 5-9, 90 minutes, 30 students.

$240 +GST

Robotics and Coding plus

Programming skills workshop

A hands-on robotics challenge for students who want to explore further. 

This workshop builds upon the material in the standard Robotics and Coding workshop.

Yr 5-9, 90 minutes, 30 students. $240 +GST

Our Active Earth

Earth sciences workshop

Adelaide's only hands-on earth science workshop. In between demonstrations of key concepts, pairs of students work their way around 5 activities to build understanding of water resources, rock types, tectonic drift, faulting and folding and glaciation.

Yr 3-7, 90 minutes, 30 students.

$240 +GST

Our Chemical World

Chemical Sciences workshop

A detailed chemical sciences hands-on lab. Students can practice fair testing, measurement, observation, filtration and recording as they work their way around six experiments on electrochemistry, seperation, indicators, reaction rate and temperature.

Yr 3-7, 90 minutes, 30 students.

$240 +GST

Our Forensic Puzzle

Forensic science skills workshop

A very hands-on forensics workshop. Students work in pairs around a selection of 13 forensic tests of crime scene evidence and pool their results. Will blood tests, fingerprints, tool marks, fluorescence, fibres, soil, hairs and chromatography make a case?

Yr 3-7, 90 minutes, 30 students.

$240 +GST

Our Living World

Biological science workshop

A hands-on biology lab without the queasy stomachs. Students can practice their observation, recording and microscopy skills, work out food webs, build cells, see adaptation in comparative anatomy, try out dichotomous classification and investigate human ancestors and relatives.

Yr 3-7, 90 minutes, 30 students. $240 +GST

Our Physical Forces

Forces and machines workshop

A very hands-on forces and machines lab. Students work in pairs around a 6 experiments investigating ramps and loops, inclined planes, pulleys, mechanical advantage pendulums, acceleration and magnetism. 

Yr 3-7, 90 minutes, 30 students.

$240 +GST

Our Place in Space

Local astronomy workshop

A movement-rich workshop mixing modelling, hands-on work and questioning. Students will explore the scale of the universe, the moon (phases and formation), the earth (day/night, year, season), our solar system, and rockets.  

Yr 3-7, 90 minutes, 30 students.

$240 +GST

Our Place in Space + Starlab

Local and stellar astronomy workshop

A movement-rich workshop mixing modelling, hands-on work and questioning. Students will explore the scale of the universe, the moon (phases and formation), the earth (day/night, year), and our solar system. Then they can view the stars in our portable Starlab planetarium.  

Yr 3-7, 90 minutes, 30 students.

$280 +GST

Puzzled by Maths

Maths problemsolving team challenge

A maths lesson with no pens or paper, lots of noisy teamwork and students scrambling to cram in one more problem before the bell...

 

This hands-on workshop uses a range of beautiful puzzles to extend your students as they compete in teams. Points are earned by solving puzzles that stretch numeracy, shape, spatial reasoning, logic and problem solving skills to the limit.

Yr 3-11, 90 minutes, 30 students.

$240 +GST

 

Our Energy Future

Renewable Energy Workshop

Explore how electricity is traditionally produced and why that must change, the science of climate change and its growing urgency, SA's rapidly changing energy mix and our position as a world leader in renewable energy.

Yr 3 - 9, 90 minutes, 30 students. $240 +GST

Pricing and Discount Schedule

MSE STEM@School: Hands-on Workshops

Greater Metropolitan Adelaide / Adelaide Hills

Price includes 1 hour travel, extra travel is charged at $40 +GST per hour.

Minimum booking:  2 sessions, cost per session as listed in each workshop description.

Full day, 3 sessions, mixed workshops: $15 discount per session

Full day, 3 sessions, same workshop:  $25 discount per session

3+ full days, 3 sessions per day: $30 discount per session

Category 1-4 / AISSA listed disadvantaged schools: $35 discount per session, no minimum booking

Regional Areas: Fleurieu, Murray and Mallee, Barossa, Yorke, Mid-North

Minimum charge of $700 +GST per presenter per day, no further travel costs, no discounts apply
(1 presenter can run 3 sessions/day). 

Regional Areas: Kangaroo Island, Limestone Coast, Far North, Eyre and Western

Minimum charge of $900 +GST per presenter per day, no further travel costs, no discounts apply
(1 presenter can run 3 sessions/day).

For 11 years MSE has been the only organisation of its kind to offer significant discounts to disadvantaged schools, despite receiving no government funding or grants.

We would like to be able to offer similar discounts to regional schools, but we can't do that without government support.

If you would like to see regional students get the same opportunities as others, please click here and let the SA Minister for Education know.

How to Make a Booking

Give us a call: 08 8396 2250

Call and speak to one of our team, or leave a message with your name, school and contact details.

OR

Send us an email: info@mobilescienceeducation.com.au 

Let us know your name and contact details, the program/s you're looking for, a few options for dates, your school, number of classes and year level of the students. One of us will be in touch as soon as possible.

 
 

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