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Drop-In STEM Club
During term-time, our drop-in STEM club is on alternate weeks: Fridays (10am-5pm) and Saturdays (10am-4pm).
At each session you can work with your child to complete a challenge towards a CREST Star (age 5-7) or CREST SuperStar (7-11) award. Once your child completes 8 challenges, they will get a certificate and a badge.
Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February 2020: World Wetlands Day - we will be exploring the lifecycles of butterflies and birds.
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February 2020: bath bombs - explore acids and bases as you create a bath bomb to take home with you - or to give as a Valentine's Day treat!
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March 2020: Healthcare Science Week - explore how your lungs work and make a model to take home.
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March 2020: recycled paper - create your own recycled paper.
LEGO robot club
We have our programmable Lego out when there is not a drop-in STEM club. Pop in at any time to play with the LEGO. You can also investigate our collection of permanent interactive exhibits. From January 2020, this will include Fridays (10am-5pm) and Saturdays (10am-4pm).
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February 2020
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th February 2020
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March 2020
Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March 2020
February half term
The science centre will be open from 10am until 4pm from Monday 17th until Friday 21st February 2020.
Monday 17th February 2020: Ozobots Thanks to funding from the Oldham Foundation, we have purchased some ozobots. Come and try these new robots for the first time. Draw a track for the robot to follow and use colour codes to programme how it moves.
Tuesday 18th February 2020: Early Years workshops As well as exploring our permanent collection of hands-on exhibits, there will be low tables with activities about air and flight that are suitable for younger children (3-7 years). Older children are still welcome. Tinkerbell, from Everlasting Entertainment, will join us for parts of each session. You will be able to buy a glitter tattoo for £1. To avoid overcrowding, we are kindly asking you to reserve a place for every member of your party for FREE on Eventbrite and then pay for the standard admission in cash on arrival (£2 per person aged over 4, £7.50 for a family of up to 5 people or free with an annual family pass).
Wednesday 19th February 2020: dinosaurs Try some activities with your budding paleontologist.
Thursday 20th February 2020: catapults Build and test a catapult. If your adult is brave enough, you can even take it home with you.
Friday 21st February 2020: maths challenges Investigate and solve a number of mathematical problems.
We are partnering with the WEA to provide some free science workshops for grown ups. At each session, you can try 2 or 3 simple experiments that you can then try at home with your children. The sessions will take place on Thursday evenings (7pm-9pm) at GlosCol on Princess Elizabeth Way. Visit their website to enrol.
28th November 2019 - biology,
12th December 2019 - chemistry,
30th January 2020 - physics,
27th February 2019 - engineering,
26th March 2019 - computing
Please contact us if you would like us to come to your event.