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.

 

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

 

 

General Science

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.

Consider pairing this workshop with "The Science Show"

Years R - 2

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +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?

Years 3-7,

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +GST

 

Earth and Space Science

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. 

Years R - 2,

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +GST

Our Place in Space

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, seasons), our solar system, and rockets.

Optionally, replace seasons or solar system with our portable Starlab planetarium (+$30)

Starlab option is not available until COVID-19 has passed 

Years Yr 3-7,

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +GST, Option: $300 +GST with Starlab

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.

Years 3-7

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +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.

Consider pairing this workshop with "The Climate Emergency" show.

Years 3-9

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +GST

 

Chemical Sciences

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.

Consider pairing this workshop with "The Matter Show" for year 2's

R - 2

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +GST

Our Chemical World

Chemistry practical skills 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, separation, indicators, reaction rate and temperature.

Consider pairing this workshop with "The Matter Show" for years 3-6, or the "Atoms and Chemistry" show for year 7's.

Yr 3-7

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +GST

 

Physical Sciences

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. 

Consider pairing this workshop with "The Energy Show" for year 2's.

R - 2

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +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.

Consider pairing this workshop with "The Forces Show" for year 2's.

R - 2

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +GST

Our Physical Forces

Forces and machines workshop

A very hands-on forces and simple machines lab. 

 

Students work in pairs around a 6 experiments investigating ramps and loops, inclined planes, pulleys and mechanical advantage, pendulums, acceleration and magnetism. 

Consider pairing this workshop with "The Forces Show"

Yr 3-7

90 minutes, 30 students, $270 +GST

 

Robotics and Coding

Robotics and Coding - level 1

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, $270 +GST

Robotics and Coding - level 2

Programming skills workshop

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.

Yr 3 - 5

90 minutes, 30 students. $270 +GST

Robotics and Coding - level 3

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.

Programming skills workshop

Yr 5 - 9

90 minutes, 30 students. $270 +GST

Robotics and Coding - level 3+

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

This workshop builds upon the material in the Robotics and Coding level 3 workshop.

Programming skills workshop

Yr 5 - 9

90 minutes, 30 students. $270 +GST

Pricing and Discount Schedule

MSE STEM@School: Hands-on Workshops

Within 40km of Adelaide (Victoria Square, as measured by Google Maps)

Daily minimum charge: $450 +GST​  *This is not affected by any discounts*

 

Hands-on workshops: 

$270 +GST per 90 minute session, 2 session minimum booking in a day.

Category 1-4 disadvantaged schools, 2 or 3 sessions in a day, mixed or same - $35 discount per session

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

Our Place in Space, with Starlab Planetarium option:

As above, +$30 +GST per session

All discounts above may apply.

Between 40km - 150km from Adelaide (Victoria Square, as measured by Google Maps)

 

As above plus $40 +GST per hour return travel (first hour free).

 

More than 150km from Adelaide (Victoria Square, as measured by Google Maps)

Daily minimum charge: $810 +GST, plus travel costs.

Program costs as above, no discounts apply.

 

Greater Metropolitan Adelaide / Adelaide Hills

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

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

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.

OR

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.

 
 

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